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Recent honorees include:
Ray Burnett
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union
March 2015
Penny K. Jarnot
Energy Services Federal Credit Union
September 2014
Jacqueline Moen
Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union
June 2014
Jim DeBilzan
Unity One Credit Union
June 2014
Steve Ahlness
Greater Minnesota Credit Union
April 2014

Keenly focused on financial education and professional development initiatives, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. The Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 to serve as the charitable arm of the Minnesota credit union movement. Founded by the Minnesota Credit Union Network and governed by a board of directors from various Minnesota credit unions, the Foundation considers grant requests with an eye toward its goal of empowering people to achieve. .

Applications for Spring 2015 now OPEN for MnCUF Financial Education Grants

For the spring grant cycle of 2015, MnCUF has $16,500 in grants available – more than double the funds in all of 2014 – to assist Minnesota credit unions in implementing financial education projects.  Non-credit union organizations may also apply for grant funding, but must partner with a Minnesota credit union and demonstrate how the project will impact credit unions and their members.  Applications are currently being accepted, through Tuesday, March 31.  Grants will be evaluated by the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors, and recipients will be announced sometime in April.  ► more

Foundation announces 2nd annual Financial Literacy 5K: Saturday, July 11, 2015 

Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Financial Literacy 5K walk/run and kids run on July 11 at Lake Normandale in Bloomington. Nearly 300 credit union staff, financial education supporters and running enthusiasts participated in the inaugural event in July of 2014. Proceeds from the Financial Literacy 5K will support the Foundation’s Financial Education Grant Program.   ► more

Investment program makes Foundation support quick & painless

Credit unions take advantage of the Community Investment Fund (CIF) to support state and national financial educatin efforts. When investing in the CIF, credit unions receive 50 percent of the return, and the remaining 50 percent goes toward supporting the Minnesota and National foundations. ► more