Community First Credit Union was established by seven local teachers who were denied home loans by banks. Since that founding, their “field of Membership” was expanded to include anyone who was a resident of Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, or Sonoma Counties. Big banks take local deposits and lend them wherever they get the best return. Your locally earned dollar is likely to be exported out of your community. At Community First Credit Union, your locally earned dollars must stay in the local economy.