Chartered as the CUNA Foundation in 1980, we served as a standard trade association foundation for our first decade. In 1991, the Foundation reorganized to become a true charitable foundation focused on the needs of consumers and credit unions’ unique ability to meet those needs.
Today, the National Credit Union Foundation remains closely aligned with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). As one of its affiliates, we are widely recognized as the national charitable arm of America's credit union movement helping people achieve financial freedom.
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"The National Credit Union Foundation has and
continues to evolve in its ability to support the work of credit unions
in their communities. A true hallmark of the Foundation's strength is
its ability to embrace change, taking advantage of the opportunities and
challenges of an often tumultuous financial marketplace to consistently
develop new ways to fulfill its mission. Kudos to the Foundation for
how much we have achieved together in 30+ years to support consumer
financial independence through credit unions!"
- Patricia Brownell Sterner
former Foundation Executive Director and
Founder and CEO of JFB & Associates, LLC.