We Are Your Foundation

Helping People Achieve Financial Freedom

How We Help

Our Mission

The National Credit Union Foundation is a catalyst to
improve people’s financial lives through credit unions.

Save the date! Credit Union FINHEALTH19 will bring together leading experts and practitioners to help you engage with your members and communities and improve the financial health of your most important asset - your members.

Dates: April 24-26, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Hotel: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (room rate $195)
Registration Fee: $450 (estimate), Registration will open in early 2019.

How We Help

Strengthening Financial Well-being

Through various programs, the Foundation is working to improve and measure the financial well-being of your credit union members.

Biz Kid$: Teaching Kid$ About Money

Fairs & Simulations: Behavior Change Catalyst

Improving People's Financial Health




Leveraging the Credit Union Difference

The Foundation helps credit union volunteers and professionals understand how to “keep purpose constant” in our movement through:

Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program

Uniting Resources to Help Credit Union People During Disaster

Through CUAid, the Foundation raises disaster relief donations to support credit union employees and volunteers who suffer unrecoverable losses.

CUAid: Disaster Relief
The National Credit Union Foundation is able to leverage funds from many credit unions to tackle issues and opportunities that are difficult for any single credit union to tackle. From financial literacy projects, grants, philosophy training, to the Biz Kid$ television show, the Foundation is often an incubator of ideas that are important to our social mission and is one of the credit union movement’s best examples of collaboration for the benefit of our members and communities.
- Chuck Purvis
President/CEO, Coastal FCU

News & Updates

Crystal Long Honored as 2019 Wegner Award Winner

In recognition of her embodiment of the “people helping people” philosophy of credit unions and service to the El Paso community, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce Crystal Long, President and CEO of GECU, as a recipient of the 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Outstanding Individual Achievement Award.

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42 CU Professionals Become Certified Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs)

Forty-two credit union professionals were certified as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after completing the National Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training.

The November DE Training was held November 7-13, 2018 at the Lowell Center in Madison, Wis. and was attended by employees and volunteers from credit unions and system partners across the United States and the globe.

Diana R. Dykstra Honored as 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Award Winner

In recognition for over 30 years in the credit union movement as an innovator and industry leader, the National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce Diana R. Dykstra, President/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, as a recipient of the 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Outstanding Individual Achievement Award.


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