People Helping People

We Believe in Financial Freedom

How We Help

Our Mission

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

How We Help

Strengthening Financial Well-being

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

Leveraging the Credit Union Difference Session Materials

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

Foundation Announces 2018 Wegner Award Winners

The National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. Angel V. Castro, Bill Hampel, Susan Mitchell and Chuck Purvis will be recognized with Outstanding Individual Achievement awards by the Foundation.

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will be presented at a special fundraising event hosted by the Foundation at the Marriott Marquis on February 26, 2018, in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

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CUAid Accepting Donations to Help CU People Affected by California Wildfires

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is now accepting donations through the online disaster relief system CUAid.coop to raise money for credit union people affected by wildfires in Northern California.

Donations to the Foundation’s General Disaster Relief Fund will be used for any credit union employees and volunteers affected by these wildfires in addition to Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Irma and Tropical Storm Harvey.

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On the Blog: Murmurings Podcast #34 – Financial Empowerment Resources via CFPB

In this episode, we dig into financial empowerment and improving financial well-being, which are both areas your Foundation is very interested in and a big part of what we do.

For more information, you’ll hear from Daniel Dodd-Ramirez, who serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of Financial Empowerment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). We discuss their work, including information, resources, toolkits such as “Your Money, Your Goals“, credit union partnerships and much more.

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