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

“Consumer Financial Health Check-ups” Funded by Foundation

The National Credit Union Foundation recently wrapped up a year-long grant funding effort to conduct consumer financial health check-ups with the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI).

This work, generously funded and supported by CUNA Mutual Group, included financial health check-ups for: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, Minn.; BECU in Tukwila, Wash.; Community Financial Credit Union in Plymouth, Mich.; IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union in Moline, Ill.; University FCU in Austin, Texas; and Virginia Credit Union in Richmond, Va.

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Reality Fair Technology Expands with Foundation Grant

Thanks to a grant from the National Credit Union Foundation, students attending Reality Fairs can use their mobile phone or tablet in place of pen and paper. The Foundation’s grant allowed the Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation to expand the reach of its new “Bite of Reality” App, allowing other Reality Fair practitioners to customize it for their own use.

A Reality Fair (or “Financial Reality Fair”) is an interactive financial literacy experience for high school students.

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On the Blog: Why the Foundation is Thankful for Credit Unions This Year

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close, with Thanksgiving this week and the holiday season right around the corner. At the National Credit Union Foundation, we have so much to be thankful for this year as we look back at all the amazing things that have been accomplished in cooperation with credit unions.

On March 7, 2017, the Foundation accepted the U.S. Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of America’s credit unions. This award was presented by Junior Achievement (JA) USA for over 15,000 volunteer hours dedicated to Junior Achievement programs by America’s credit unions.

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