Our History

Our History

Established in 1935 under the original name of Grand Rapids Municipal Employees Credit Union,the original field of membership was employees of the City of Grand Rapids and their immediate families. In 2005, our charter was expanded to include employer groups, retirees and associations living or located within a 25-mile radius of the credit union as well as anyone in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties. The name was changed in 2006 from Grand Rapids Municipal Employees Credit Union to Grand Rapids Family Credit Union to reflect the diversification of membership and emphasis of family and friends. With a growing membership, growing staff, and need from the existing membership, the Credit Union added its third location in January of 2013 at 1815 Breton Rd. SE.

On January 1, 2015, Grand Rapids Family Credit Union officially became part of Michigan First Credit Union. Established in 1926, Michigan First has more than 95,000 members and serves the entire State of Michigan with nine branches in south-east Michigan, online and mobile services and 365 Live, a 24-hour Call Center with live representatives. Their 88 years of commitment to member service, community, technology, the youth and offering a variety of products and services is why Grand Rapids Family Credit Union chose Michigan First as a merger partner. To learn more about Michigan First, visit MichiganFirst.com.

The credit union is non-profit, member owned and operated. This relationship makes our members very special to us. We will always give you the respect, high quality service, low loan rates and competitive returns that you and your money deserves. Once you join the credit union, you are a member for life. Even if you move, retire or undergo other major life changes, you can maintain your membership at the credit union and continue to enjoy the many benefits that go with it.

Mission Statement

To improve the financial health of the community by providing all members and their families with superior products and personal service.

Vision Statement

  • Be the best at what we do and then Surpass that!
  • To ensure growth through membership expansion increased financial services, efficient product delivery, and effective communication.
  • To become our members, primary financial institution by providing exemplary members’ services and products by taking advantage of technology and the best business practices.


Join us! Become a member! We welcome anyone who lives, works or worships within the state of Michigan. Visit our membership page to learn more.