Foundation releases toolkit on credit union philanthropy & foundations

Free toolkit is available at

The National Credit Union Foundation (the 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.


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