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SBRG Success Stories

Ukrainian FCU Delivers Critical Aid to Churches & Organizations

As a credit union and a member-owned, financial cooperative, Ukrainian FCU is uniquely positioned to provide financial products and services that suit the communities in which it serves. UFCU’s actions as a credit union are rooted in the philosophy of “people helping people” and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the year 2020 is no different when it comes to supporting local community organizations and churches.

As a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, whose primary mission is to advance community development and housing opportunities in states such as New York, UFCU applied for and received $200,000 in grant funding for distribution to organizations and churches in New York.

“With the rapid onset of this uncertain, deep seeded COVID-19 crisis, the true nature of the credit union’s cooperative spirit was further underscored when it soundly rose to the occasion with the timely substantive grant program,” said Roman Omecinskyj, UFCU CFO. “As a result, UFCU provided a much needed and welcome bright ray of hope and resiliency to our community members during this historic time of unprecedented needs.”

UFCU distributed funds to 47 different grantees across nine counties in New York, including various cultural centers, churches, museums, art foundations, youth associations and other volunteer organizations. Read full story.


The SBRG Program is intended to support the financial security and health of workers employed by organizations that have suffered a decrease in revenue as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

SBRG Success Stories

Member: Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union
Project Name: Small Business Recovery Grant (SBRG) Program
Recipients: Local Small Business Community
Member: Merchants Commercial Bank
Project Name: Small Business Recovery Grant (SBRG) Program
Recipients: My Brother's Workshop Cafe and Bakery