About Downriver CU
Downriver Community Federal Credit Union was organized on January 29, 1942 by a select group of employees from the Great Lakes Steel Corporation. Providing a truly safe place to save money was a fundamental reason for establishing this Credit Union almost 78 years ago. Back then, members could only save small amounts at a time, and were not encouraged to do so by other financial institutions. The credit union's charter changed in 1943 to include all workers of Great Lakes Steel Corp. and members of their families. Our "office" was located in the Union Local until 1960 when we built our own building at 4320 W. Jefferson in Ecorse.
As we continued to grow, our name was changed on February 26, 1982, from Great Lakes Steelworkers Federal Credit Union to our current name of Downriver Community Federal Credit Union. This change reflected the change in our charter to include all those who live, work, worship, or go to school in the designated Downriver cities.
1942 - Opened our doors in the Union Local as Great Lakes Steelworkers Federal Credit Union.
1943 - With $3,400 in assets and 130 members, we changed our charter to include all workers of Great Lakes Steel Corporation and members of their families.
1960 - Built our main office at 4320 W. Jefferson Ave., in Ecorse, Michigan.
1982 - Changed our name from Great Lakes Steelworkers Federal Credit Union to Downriver Community Federal Credit Union.
2003 - Woodhaven Office built at 18707 West Rd.
2004 - Merger with Detroit Marathon Employees Federal Credit Union.
2004 - Lincoln Park Office moved to its current location at 1262 Dix Highway.
2008 - Merger with Wyandotte Community Federal Credit Union with office located at 4500 Biddle.
2015 - $142 Million in assets and over 16,000 members.
2019 - Construction begins on our new Southgate Office (Wyandotte Office to relocate here along with operations staff from various offices).
2020 - Southgate Office, located at 15261 Trenton Rd., opens for business.
If you'd like to learn more about how Downriver CU is involved in our local community, please visit our Community Involvement page.
Our members have access to over 30,000 ATMs and 5,000+ shared branches across the United States using the CO-OP Financial Services network. This means that you have more direct, surcharge-free* access to your money than most traditional bank customers do!
Please visit the Co-Op website to search for an ATM or Co-Op branch location nearest you.
Downriver Credit Union has four office locations: Ecorse (4320 W. Jefferson), Lincoln Park (1262 Dix Hwy.-temporarily closed), Southgate (15261 Trenton Rd.), and Woodhaven (18707 West Rd.).
Our office hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Drive-Thru Only hours on Saturday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please click here to view our locations and hours.
Applying for membership is as simple as opening a Prime Share Savings Account with a minimum deposit of $5.00. This account is the starting point for enjoying all the other benefits of being a member of DownriverCU. We have Member Services Representatives available at each office location who would be happy to help you get this started.
As a Federally Chartered Credit Union, we can serve anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in any of the following communities:
Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron Township (including New Boston, Waltz, & Willow), Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, Wyandotte, as well as those in the 48217 area code.
Anyone who is a family member of an existing member is also eligible to join!
To review a detailed list of those who are eligible for membership (as outlined in our Charter), please review the "Who Can Join Downriver Community Federal Credit Union?" document.
To find out what positions are currently available, please visit our Careers Page.
The fax number for each of our office locations are as follows:
- Ecorse Fax: 313-386-9320
- Lincoln Park Fax: 313-386-0566 (temporarily closed)
- Southgate Fax: 734-759-3267
- Woodhaven Fax: 734-362-0417
Our Routing Number is 272479715