Improving People's Financial Health

Only 3 in 10 American's are "financially healthy"

We're helping credit unions fix that.

The National Credit Union Foundation works to ignite understanding, passion and focus on member financial health and provide tools and resources so credit unions are recognized as national financial health leaders.

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Why Health Equity Matters

Outside our credit union cul-de-sac, there’s a great deal of conversation about how nonprofits, financial institutions, and local governments can build “health equity.” Health equity basically means everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. OK, you say, but credit unions work in finance. What do credit unions have to do with good health? Click here to learn more.

Credit Unions: How to Get Started

Your National Credit Union Foundation is focused on improving the financial health of credit union members. The Foundation conducted a year-long grant funding effort to conduct consumer financial health check-ups with the Center for Financial Services Innovation. This work, generously funded and supported by CUNA Mutual Group, included financial health check-ups for six credit unions.

The Foundation will be continuing this type of work do more research and identify specific products that credit unions should consider to improve members’ financial health in the areas of saving, spending, borrowing and planning.
 
Foundation Executive Director, Gigi Hyland, has also worked to examine the links between financial health and physical wellness. Her findings provide building blocks for credit unions to begin work in their communities to improve the overall financial wellness of their members.


For More Information...

...contact Gigi Hyland, Executive Director, at ghyland@ncuf.coop or (202) 824-6282.


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