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In the Community

More Than Just a Place to Bank

community engagement priorities

positively impacting our local community

At Skyla, we believe in empowering all of the ways our consumers want to help their community. Because at the end of the day, we’re a part of that community, too. Take a peek at our three areas of focus to build a better community:

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invested at all levels



Community Sponsorships: From fundraising events to programmatic support, Skyla is committed to strong partnerships with nonprofits in the communities that we serve. We're grateful to be aligned with nonprofits and programs that are driving towards making a possibilities a reality.



Skyla Cares: This employee-funded community grant program is managed by Skyla employees who are driven to give back to our members in meaningful ways. We were privileged to award 7 grants to nonprofits serving our communities in 2023.



Regional Business Partnerships: Skyla maintains a rooted connection with our business communities and invests into local commerce partnerships to support economic development and opportunities for collaboration.


to build a stronger community


goodwill industries of the southern piedmont

Goodwill’s mission is more than getting people a job... it’s about helping to secure family-sustaining employment so that individuals can build a foundation for the future. Skyla houses a full-service branch and an ATM at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, which enables us to provide financial services that are accessible to all as well as specialty products for the unbanked and those needing a fresh start.

At Skyla, our focus is on the individual, building a relationship and a strong foundation that prepares you for long-term financial success. Our core values and philosophy of service align seamlessly with Goodwill and we are thrilled to be an integral aspect of the financial empowerment model that positively influences the economic mobility of those within our community.

Goodwill Opportunity Campus

common wealth charlotte

Common Wealth Charlotte (CWC)  is an innovative non-profit that helps low-income individuals and families become banked and build financial capacity. Skyla is proud to work with CWC as their financial institution and shares in CWC’s commitment to providing financial empowerment through financial education coupled with access to specially-designed financial products.

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habitat for humanity charlotte

We’ve partnered with Habitat for Humanity Charlotte to provide affordable mortgage funding for new, qualifying Habitat homeowners. Together, we’ll be enabling more members of the greater Charlotte region to realize a safe, affordable place to call home, setting them on a path of new opportunity, increased confidence, and self-reliance. 

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Skyla Foundation VRT

our mission:

enabling, enriching, & encouraging the lives of the community in which we serve

The Skyla Foundation is dedicated to partnering with and supporting the local community through annual scholarship awards and grant contributions to local organizations and initiatives.

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skyla foundation's

herman hoose scholarship award

Each May, Skyla awards $5,000 Herman Hoose Scholarships to deserving students who are graduating from high school in the current school year and enrolls in an institution of higher education for the fall of that same year.

Skyla is partnering with the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation on the 2023-2024 Herman Hoose Scholarship cycle. The application window is from October 1 to February 1.

  • Applicants must have an account with Skyla. Memberships of parents or other immediate family members do not qualify.
  • Applications are not accepted for enrollment as a part-time student, for vocational or trade schools, or for adult remedial high school academic courses.
  • Along with the application, a current transcript of the student’s high school academic record must be included.
  • Applicants must possess a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4-point (non-weighted) scale.
Herman Hoose Scholarship

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