Investments with Impact. Your Community Investment Fund.

Share a Slice of the Pie

Looking for a unique, social investment opportunity for your credit union?
It’s now easier than ever to share a “slice of the pie” via the Foundation’s Community Investment Fund (CIF).

Support the social good in your community, your state and throughout the country – simply by changing lives through investment dividends.

Support your cause. Your movement. Your members. Your CIF.

Investing is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Determine how much your credit union wants to contribute to the programs of the state and national foundations via the interest on the investment you wish to contribute – the “slice of the pie.”
  2. Choose one of the options available and complete any necessary paperwork - either the CIF Securities Option, Charitable Donation Account (CDA) or a CD.
  3. Sit back and take pride in the fact that your credit union is continuing the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” by supporting the critical and essential programs sponsored by the state and national credit union foundations.

Community Investment Fund
CIF Securities Option
This CIF option allows CUs the ability to invest in either government-issued securities or negotiable CDs, while sharing a percentage of the interest earned as a donation to CIF. Securities and CDs will be purchased through corporate credit unions and will be held at Alaska USA Trust Company. Contact your corporate to see if they are participating.

Charitable Donation Account (CDA)

The CDA is a hybrid investment available through MEMBERS Trust Company or CUNA Mutual Group which grants a federal credit union expanded investment powers to fund charitable contributions.   

For more information on the CDA, view MEMBERS Trust Company's website or CUNA Mutual Group's website.

CDs or 90 Day Accounts - Partnership Programs for New Investments
Click on each partner to learn more and to invest:

Impacting your Community through Credit Unions since 1999

The Community Investment Fund was started in 1999 to provide credit unions opportunities to donate portion of dividends to the Foundation and state credit union foundations. CIF attracted $650,000 in investments in its first year and in 2005, CIF won the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 2005 Award for Excellence in Fundraising.

More importantly, it’s generated millions of dollars to sustain development initiatives improving the financial lives of people through credit unions across the country.

At the national level, CIF investors helped fund financial literacy programs such as Biz Kid$ and Reality Fairs, provided people with access to affordable financial services, savings and asset accumulation, and much more.

At the state level, CIF investors have supported state credit union foundations’ work to assist small credit unions with appropriate technology, extend credit union services to the unserved or underserved, countless financial education projects for youth and adults, scholarships to credit union staff, disaster relief, consumer education programs, in-school branches, international partnership programs and more.

That’s widespread impact. That’s the credit union difference. That’s hope - your investment can change someone’s future.

For More Information... Danielle Brown, Development & Donor Relations Director, at (608) 556-2406 or