Foundation Releases Toolkit on CU Philanthropy & Foundations

Free toolkit is available at

Credit Union Philanthropy & Foundation Toolkit

The National Credit Union Foundation recently released a new toolkit for credit unions, a Credit Union Philanthropy & Foundation Toolkit, to assist staff looking for information and resources about charitable and outreach activities, operating or starting their own foundation, and more.

“More than ever, credit unions are expanding their charitable endeavors,” writes Gigi Hyland, the Foundation’s Executive Director, in the toolkit. “From food drives to breast cancer walks, credit unions are significantly involved in charitable works around the country. We at the Foundation hope this toolkit helps you improve the financial lives of your members and those in your communities through impactful philanthropy.”

This toolkit explores how credit unions are engaging in philanthropy, the resources available to credit unions, trends in starting credit union foundations, and some examples of different credit unions’ philanthropic endeavors. It also provides background on the philanthropic role and work of the National Credit Union Foundation and state credit union foundations, which credit unions can leverage in their own communities.

The toolkit is available to credit unions free of charge at Additional Foundation toolkits, on topics such as medical debt, non-prime auto lending, and more, are available online here.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the
Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.