Centra Foundation accepting grant applications

(September 17, 2013) — The Centra Foundation is accepting grant applications for its fall/winter grant cycle.  The Centra Foundation was created by the Centra Credit Union in 2012.  The Foundation is dedicated to a philosophy of People Helping People and invites grant proposals from qualified not-for-profit organization serving residents in the communities where Centra members and employees live and work.

Centra Foundation will consider grant proposals that impact its three areas of focus:  Financial Literacy, Pressing Community Needs and Disaster Relief.

Lyn Morgan, President of the Centra Foundation, said about the grants program, “As a newly created foundation, grant funds are currently limited but we are eager to build strong relationships with not-for-profit organizations and Centra members in the Indiana communities where Centra has a presence.  I encourage not-for-profit organizations to visit the Centra Foundation website, to learn more about our funding interests. Grant applications can be submitted through the website.  The Foundation Board will make funding decisions in November and January.”

Previous community grants include: the People Trail – Columbus Park Foundation; Lemonade Day – Eastside Community Center;  Lifeworks Field of Dreams Playground – Scottsburg, and Independent Living Program – Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services.

Contact Lyn Morgan with any questions regarding the grant program at or 812-314-0285 or 800-232-3642 ext 0285.

About Centra
Centra is a community-based, full-service financial institution, serving multiple communities throughout central and southern Indiana, as well as locations in Jamestown, New York and Whitakers, North Carolina. Centra also is part of two nationwide networks: CU Service Centers, which provides an additional 5,000 branch locations throughout the United States – including nearly 200 branches in Indiana, and the CO-OP ATM Network, which provides free access to 30,000 ATMs in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1940, Centra provides financial accessibility, affordability, and education for more than 127,000 members through a full range of banking services that include Savings and Checking options, Auto Loans, Mortgage Loans, Credit Cards, Business Loans and Deposits, as well as Financial Management Services. With $1.2 billion in total assets, Centra is the third largest credit union in the state of Indiana and has earned a 5-Star financial rating by Bauer Financial, Inc. – the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm – for 71 consecutive quarters. Centra operates under the member promise of “Centered Around You.”

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