Dupont-based America’s Credit Union has announced the launch of the ACU Foundation, a non-profit charged with enhancing the lives of military members, South Sound residents, and their families.

“The foundation is an extension of ACU’s philanthropic culture,” stated chair Amber Young. “Credit unions live by the philosophy of ‘People Helping People’ and it’s what our members expect. We’re fortunate that giving back to our community is what we’re most passionate about.”

The announcement of the foundation comes as ACU looks to hold its Annual Golf Tournament, The Turkey Shoot, on Nov. 1. Throughout the past 18 years the tournament has raised more than $500,000 for Joint Base Lewis-McChord charities, such as Santa’s Castle and the Holiday Assistance Program. The foundation hopes to increase contributions to the tournament this year with the added benefit of a tax deduction.