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, volunteers, and members 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

National Credit Union Foundation Board Nominations Open

The National Credit Union Foundation is currently seeking nominations for three board seats. Volunteers may generally serve up to three terms of the duration of the term of office for the seat they are selected, as long as they are re-nominated by the Foundation Nominations Committee and re-elected by the Foundation Board.

Qualified candidates interested in applying for any of these seats can visit to obtain the “Declaration of Candidacy” document. Applications must be received by October 13, 2017.

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CUAid Activated for CU People Affected by Hurricane Irma

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) has activated the online disaster relief system to raise money for credit union people affected by Hurricane Irma. Credit union supporters in every state can make donations at

The Foundation is also still accepting funds to help with the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, working with the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation to disburse funds to many of the thousands of credit union employees and volunteers affected.

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On the Blog: Murmurings Podcast #32 – DE Day of Service (& More) with GECU

On this episode, we talk about some interesting community outreach inspired by our Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program.

To celebrate the 2nd DE Day of Service recently, GECU in El Paso, Texas, donated enough food to feed 100 local families in conjunction with the grand opening of the food pantry at the Lower Dyer Community Center. You’ll hear from Ruby Alvarez, Community Development Manager at GECU, about not only the DE Day of Service, but their in-school branches, free tax preparation (VITA program), partnerships, Life Simulations for employees and much more.

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