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Foundation Awards 145 Grants Totaling $324,390
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 7:00 AM

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation recently awarded 145 grants totaling $324,390. Among the awarded grants, 141 will support overall credit union development while four grants will foster financial capability initiatives.

Credit union development grants consist of various requests that promote the success and advancement of credit unions in the Cornerstone region, including Hispanic outreach and the young professional initiatives. Ten chapters received grants for outreach, professional development opportunities, or to promote credit union awareness. The remaining credit union development grants will provide training and education to credit union staff and volunteers, planning sessions, audits, website updates, and new equipment and software, just to name a few examples.

Financial capability grant requests are accepted year-round. Recent approved grants include support of reality fairs and assistance with a credit union hosted Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. The Foundation is proud to partner with credit unions in their missions to empower and educate members. 

Grants are made possible thanks to the generous contributions from credit unions, individuals, chapters, and vendors. For more information about grants, financial capability programs, and YOUR Foundation, please visit