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History of MCUF

The Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) was established in 1954 to honor J.C. Howell, a key figure in the early days of pioneering Detroit Teachers Credit Union and the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL). The MCUF was created to administer the collection and disbursement of funds for general charitable and educational uses which benefit the Credit Union System.

As the MCUF has evolved it continues to serve Michigan credit union needs with scholarships and grants. The MCUF also supports community outreach and engagement initiatives by credit unions through the Community Reinvestment Initiative (CRI) grant program. Credit unions can apply for grants to assist, advance and strengthen the Michigan Credit Union movement, support credit union member services, financial literacy or community involvement and/or support activities related to the Michigan Credit Union League’s CRI initiative.

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