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In 1948, 10 meatpacking employees pooled $5 each to start the credit union.
Sure, the member-owned financial cooperative has grown and evolved since then. But our purpose remains the same.

Hint: It has everything to do with you!

Mission, Vision & Purpose
We’re One Dupaco. This drives our mission, vision and values—helping us focus on what matters most.

What’s Dupaco’s overall purpose?
The answer is our mission

Our mission
Help members build a life worth loving

Our vision
Brighter community for all

Our cooperative values are our moral compass
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Rooted in trust       Empathetic understanding        Strengthening relationships        Advocate for all       Invest in you
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Member ReShonda Young, of Waterloo, Iowa, visits with Dupaco's Chloe Brown at the Mullan branch in Waterloo, Iowa. (B. Pollock photo)
Areas of focus
To carry our One Dupaco strategy forward, we're focused on four areas...
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Member experience       Team Dupaco        Financial solutions        Operational improvement
Our brand
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Dupaco has a long-standing history in the geographic community of Dubuque, where our relationships and brand run deep. However, the Dupaco “community” has evolved to include members in all 50 states, D.C. and 24 countries, who all share in the ownership and cooperate to improve each other’s financial well-being.

The arc is part of a golden circle, which represents community. The warm tone captures the glow of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”

The credit union’s passion and energy is reflected in the burst. The burst represents Dupaco’s core offerings—save, borrow, invest, insure, trust.

The white bursts divide the arc into four golden sections, representing key components for cooperative success: Member participation, strong governance, vibrant communities, and mission-sustaining reinvestment.

Our color bar reinforces Dupaco’s brand values and vibrant community. The vibrant display of colors illustrates membership is open to people from all walks of life and all stages of life. It represents a voice of inclusion for all people yearning to participate in a cooperative that can improve their economic and social position.

Join Dupaco: Become our newest member-owner

Join Dupaco: Become our newest member-owner

Open a Dupaco Share Savings account with as little a $25 and become the newest Dupaco member-owner!

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Our History: A Tradition Of Cooperation And Mutual Self-help

Our history: A tradition of cooperation and mutual self-help

Explore the milestones that helped us evolve into the community credit union we are today.

See our history

Forbes named Dupaco a top-rated credit union in Iowa in 2023 based on consumer satisfaction.

BauerFinancial Again Gave Dupaco A 5-Star Superior Rating In 2020 For Being One Of The Country’s Strongest Financial Institutions.

BauerFinancial awarded Dupaco a 5-star rating for being one of the country’s strongest financial institutions.

USA Today recognized Dupaco as Top Workplace USA in 2024.

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Newsweek named Dupaco a Top Regional Credit Union in the United States for 2024.

Forbes named Dupaco a top-rated small employer in 2023.

The Des Moines Register recognized Dupaco as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces in 2023.

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Dupaco was named a Best Place to Work by Employ Humanity demonstrating excellence in servant leadership, workplace culture and making our world a better place for humanity.

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