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You have the opportunity to demonstrate the combined strength of credit unions as a force for good. We want to show the world that credit unions are committed to their communities and care for the financial well-being of their members.

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Why Support My Foundation

Your support makes it possible for the Foundation to proudly promote the credit union philosophy of people helping people obtain financial independence by supporting financial educational initiatives, professional development of credit union staff & volunteers, and disaster relief support for credit union communities.

Your Goals…Your Growth…Your Foundation.

How Can I Support My Foundation

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation offers a menu of choices for individuals, credit unions, chapters, and partner organizations to show their support throughout the year. Every donation truly makes a difference!

Credit Union Contributions via League Dues Statements

Your credit union has the opportunity to check the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation box on your annual dues statement.Suggested fair share amount is $0.10 per member.

Memorials & Honorariums

An Honorarium or Memorial gift to the Cornerstone CU Foundation Endowment Fund is a meaningful and lasting tribute that creates an ongoing legacy on behalf of your honoree.

Annual Events

  • Golf Tournament – hosted the Wednesday prior to the Cornerstone League’s Leadership & Marketing Conferences in San Antonio.
  • Festival of Trees – – credit unions can sponsor and decorate Christmas trees to be auctioned off during an evening event centered around the holiday season.
  • April Financial Education Campaign – CSCUF and the National Credit Union Foundation created “Financial Fitness Day” to celebrate Financial Literacy Month in April.

“Friendraisers”

Friendraisers are a great way for credit unions to allow their staff and members an opportunity to support the Foundation.Credit unions can show their support with bake sales, jeans day, flip flop Fridays, raffles, or auctions, just to name a few ideas.CSCUF staff is also available to speak to your staff on the importance of supporting their Foundation.

Payroll Deduction

Deducting from your paycheck is an easy and simple way for credit union employees to contribute to the CSCUF.Sample Contribution Levels could start as small as $2 per pay period - $15 per pay period.

Chapter Fundraisers

Chapters have a fundraising advantage over individual credit unions – strength in numbers!In addition to the aforementioned ideas with friendraisers, chapters can host sporting tournaments such as golf and bowling, bake auctions, sell raffle tickets at chapter meetings, and much more.

 

Invest

The Community Investment Fund (CIF) is a unique shared investment program that strengthens the credit union movement. As a voluntary, cooperative venture, CIF works thanks to a strong partnership between the National Credit Union Foundation, select corporate credit unions, MEMBERS Trust Company, National Cooperative Bank, and leagues and foundations (including the Cornerstone Credit Union League and Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation). By investing in the CIF, you help to expand the capacity of credit unions to serve members and communities, while earning a return for your credit union!

How it Works

The Community Investment Fund is the National Credit Union Foundation's primary funding mechanism for local, state and national credit union development activities. Credit unions investing in CIF through National Cooperative Bank, MEMBERS Trust Company or Catalyst Corporate FCU receive 50 percent of the dividend of their investment. The remaining 50 percent is distributed to the National Credit Union Foundation, half of which the Foundation returns, pro-rata, to the leagues or foundations of investment origin. The National Credit Union Foundation has placed a cap of 2% on the portion of the dividend they are to receive. Therefore, any dividend over four percent is returned to the credit union.

New Investment Opportunity

We encourage you to consider a new investment opportunity, the Charitable Donation Account (CDA), which holds the potential of earning more than double your current dividends! The CDA is a hybrid investment which grants a federal credit union expanded investment powers to fund charitable contributions. Have we piqued your interest? If so, please take a few minutes to watch this informative webinar conducted by Members Trust Company.

For more information about the Community Investment Fund, contact Staci Zale at szale@cscuf.coop or call (800) 953-8283.

Support Financial Education

Foundation FOCUSFoundation FOCUS is a regionwide collaborative initiative focused on expanding financial education outreach, making an impact on the lives of preschoolers to adults.  This unique initiative is led by the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, allowing the Foundation to diversely impact communities of all shapes and sizes from cradle to grave.

Mission: Building financially secure futures

Vision: Working together to improve the financial well-being in communities, from preschool to adulthood

What: Foundation FOCUS will introduce financial education curricula and offer free trainings on various materials for preschool and elementary children, middle school students, high school students, adults and retirees.

In order to maximize the impact of financial education, the Foundation created the Foundation FOCUS Network, comprised of credit union professionals, Texas AgriLife Extension agents, community volunteers, non and for profit entities, Junior Achievement staff and volunteers, state agency representatives, educators and many more individuals who have a like passion for financial education.