Does it cost anything to join Ascend?
After your eligibility is determined, all it takes is $5.00 to open a savings account. That represents one share of the credit union, which makes you more than a customer; you're a member/owner. We make opening an account easy. If you join through The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and are not currently a member of their organization, you may make a $25.00 minimum donation to the Conservancy at any Ascend financial center and immediately become eligible to join Ascend.