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Dover Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that exists to help members in our community get there, wherever that may be.

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions that are owned and operated by their members. With a focus on serving the underserved, our structure allows us to focus on people rather than profits.  

Our History

Dover Federal Credit Union was first chartered in 1958 by a handful of Air Force and civilian workers at Dover Air Force Base. Their goal was to create a member-owned financial cooperative, democratically controlled by its members and operated for the purpose of promoting thrift, providing credit at competitive rates, and providing other financial services to its members. Today we serve over 40,000 members, encompassing the military, Delaware families, and over 450 Workplace Partners.

Celebrating over 60 years of serving the military and Delaware families is a true accomplishment for us. We are very proud of our past of serving you. Thank you for being a part of the tradition of Dover Federal and trusting us with your financial needs.

Our Core Values


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Since our founding in 1958, Dover Federal Credit Union has been a financial institution whose primary purpose was, and still is, to give back to the communities that we serve. We don’t just work here, we live here so our business extends far beyond the four walls of our branches, not because it is profitable, but because we care. Through donations, scholarships, or even the swing of a hammer, we are committed to making our community a better place. To learn more about our focus on the community, or to make a social impact request, please visit our community page.

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We understand that we cannot effectively serve our members, if we don’t first serve our employees. We are dedicated to creating a work environment that is safe, encouraging, and radically inclusive. Our culture is based on community — our community of employees serving our community of members. Fostering a spirit of community and service inside our walls and outside our buildings makes Dover Federal a special place to work. Team members are empowered to deliver impeccable member service while achieving each individual's professional goals.




We believe in being approachable, and we understand that we cannot do that if we are not radically inclusive. It is important to us that we are inclusive in all aspects of our business, both internally and externally. This happens by being aware, empathizing, listening, and ensuring that we create a safe place to be yourself.

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We know that not everyone is fluent in financial management, but we also know that change starts with us. Here at Dover Federal, we believe that it is our responsibility to help our communities make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources. With financial literacy classes, one on one credit score analysis programs, and more, we are here to help. 



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Good member service is important, but we believe that our members deserve better than good, they deserve “legendary”. This only happens by creating a service focused environment that focuses on people, and serving those who are typically underserved.