Michigan CU Foundation Grants and Programs Boost the Credit Union Difference
Helping underbanked Kalamazoo residents gain access to second chance checking accounts and revitalizing housing in low-income neighborhoods in Saginaw are just two credit union community reinvestment activities made possible with support from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) last year. Foundation grants and programs supported 59 credit unions and 3 chapters directly in 2016; click here to see a list of the 2016 credit union grantees and their inspiring activities. The effect of this support goes far beyond helping these individual credit unions and their local communities. Increased impact activities from individual grants and turn-key statewide programs such as the Financial REALity Fairs which have helped more than 2,600 students in 2017, raise awareness for all credit unions and the credit union difference in Michigan.
In addition to supporting credit union financial education and community reinvestment activities, the foundation supports credit union financial counseling training and provides CUNA Management School Scholarships. A new Foundation initiative in 2017 supports the High School Personal Finance Challenge, which will provide credit union outreach opportunities and bring awareness of the credit union difference to every public high school in Michigan.
The Foundation works with cooperative donations to increase the impact of credit unions by improving people’s lives and improving communities in Michigan. A donation package was mailed to Michigan Credit Union CEOs last week. Please support MCUF with an annual donation and help us make a difference together. Visit the MCUF webiste for more information, to apply for programs, or to make a donation.
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