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

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

Financial Counseling: Enhanced FiCEP


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

46 CU Professionals Become Certified CU Development Educators (46 CU Professionals Become Certified CU Development Educators (CUDEs))

Forty-six credit union professionals became Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after being guided by dedicated program facilitators and mentors through the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation). The DE training was held April 18 – 24, 2018 at the Lowell Center in Madison, Wis.

“The DE Program refreshed me on the credit union principles and reminded me WHY credit unions exist,” said Crystal Kleinlein, Branch Manager at Trona Valley FCU after attending the April DE Training.

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Gigi Hyland Named Financial Literacy Advocate of the Year by Franklin Mint FCU

For her commitment to and active involvement in financial education, National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) Executive Director Gigi Hyland has been named 2018 Financial Literacy Advocate by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU). She will be formally honored April 19, 2018 at the annual FMFCU Partners in Education Celebration, a premier academic achievement recognition event being held at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center, Drexel Hill, Pa.

“I’m deeply honored by this recognition,” Hyland said. “I feel privileged to wake up each day and focus my work at the Foundation on helping people improve their financial lives through credit unions."

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On the Blog: The Business Case for #CUFinHealth

In our last blog post on #CUFinHealth, we launched the hashtag and talked about how credit union members need credit unions to help them achieve their financial aspirations. But what about the business case for financial health?

How can credit unions justify spending staff time and operational resources focusing on improving their members’ financial health? Why is this good for business? A recent white paper by our friends at CFSI squarely addresses this question.

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