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Recent honorees include:
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
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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.

Shop online through AmazonSmile and support the Foundation!

The Foundation recently announced a new fundraising opportunity that allows a portion of your online shopping through Amazon to benefit financial education and professional development efforts through the Foundation.  ► more

“Foundation Fridays” supports financial education, college scholarships & Gillette Children’s hospital

Beginning this fall, Minnesota credit unions can participate in Foundation Fridays, an easy way to raise awareness and understanding of the Foundation and its committees, the Family Involvement Council and Credit Unions for Kids. This customizable, turn-key fundraiser offers a complete toolkit with resources and provides additional opportunity to interact with members.  ► more

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Foundation’s inaugural Financial Literacy 5K = success! 

Nearly 300 credit union staff, financial education supporters and running enthusiasts participated in the inaugural Financial Literacy 5K walk/run and kids run. The first-year event was held Saturday, July 12, at Lake Normandale in Bloomington. Proceeds from the Financial Literacy 5K will support the Foundation’s Financial Education Grant Program. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2015 date for this second-annual event….   ► 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