About Us


The mission of Savannah Federal is to provide professional yet personal service, based on the sound financial policies that balance the Credit Union's philosophy with maximization of return to its members.


Savannah Federal was founded, in 1931, by eight members of the Army Corps of Engineers. The charter members originally founded the Credit Union to serve the Army Corps of Engineers and other federal employees in Chatham County. 

In 1983, Savannah Federal opened its membership to the employees of Armstrong State University, now Georgia Southern. With the experience gained from the Armstrong partnership, Savannah Federal was able to add The Savannah College of Art and Design to its field of membership in 1999. Since 2002, Savannah Federal has further expanded its field of membership to include the Sullivan's Administrative Managers, the Telfair Museum of Art, and Kessler Corp in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty Counties in Georgia. In addition to their Jasper and Hampton County locations in South Carolina. 

2018 brought about a change for Savannah Federal. Looking to further serve our members and improve the products and services offered, Savannah Federal began seeking a partner credit union to merge with. In August of 2018, Savannah Federal members voted to merge with CORE Credit Union in Bulloch County. The combining of the two Credit Unions provided Savannah Federal members with access to a full range of loan and deposit products. In addition to the products and services offered, members also gained access to the CO-OP Shared Branch network, the second largest branch network in the country.

Come experience the difference at CORE Credit Union. As a non-profit financial institution, our goal is to promote the financial well-being of our members. We're not in business to make profits for stockholders. Instead, we exist solely to meet our members' needs. For over 40 years, we've been providing excellent rates on savings and loans with a focus on personal service. Today, we continue that tradition. Join the CORE Credit Union family, and let us show you the difference membership makes.


Who Can Join?

Because you work hard for your money, we want to offer the best services for your hard earned income. Our many services are listed within this site, and we look forward to your new membership. And if you are already a member, thank-you. We will continue to work hard for you. Never hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call about any services you see here within this website.

Anyone is eligible to become a CORE Credit Union member if:

  • You are a resident of Bulloch County

  • You are employed in Bulloch County

  • Related to an employee of a SEG (the employee does not have to be a member of CORE Credit Union for you to become a member)

  • Related to a current member of CORE Credit Union

  • Federal employees in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty Counties all current members at Fort Stewart;

  • You are a resident of Jasper and Hampton Counties in South Carolina

  • You are a contract laborer for the federal government

  • You are employed with Georgia Southern University

  • You are employed with Sullivan's Administrative Managers

  • You are employed with the Savannah College of Art and Design

  • You are employed with the Telfair Art Museum

  • You are employed with Kessler Corporation in Chatham, Byran, Effingham, and Liberty Counties in Georgia and Jasper and Hampton counties in South Carolina

  • Members of the GettingAhead Association