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

Biz Kid$ Receives Emmy Nomination for Season 6

Biz Kid$ has been nominated for a National Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Program for Season 6 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The awards presentation will take place on April 29th, 2018 in Pasadena, Calif.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize excellence in American daytime television programming. Emmys are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage). “This is such an honor for Biz Kid$ to once again be recognized and nominated for another Emmy Award,” said Danielle Brown, National Program Director for the Foundation.

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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: Credit Unions - Be Proud! Biz Kid$ Receives National Recognition

Biz Kid$, the powerful youth financial education program, has taught millions of kids across the US about money and entrepreneurship. Not only is Biz Kid$ a fun TV series for children to watch and engage with, it teaches critical lessons in financial management that will inevitably increase their likelihood of having a successful financial future.

Through the power of collaboration, a coalition of over 300 credit unions and affiliates from across the country have helped exclusively fund Biz Kid$ donating over $15 million. In fact, each of the 71 Biz Kid$ episodes begins and ends with a 15-second video reminding viewers that: “Production funding for Biz Kid$ is provided by America’s Credit Unions, where people are worth more than money.”.


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