Foundations

About the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundations

The New Jersey and Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundations change people’s lives by promoting financial education, professional development, disaster relief, and credit union relevance.

The New Jersey and Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundations change people’s lives by promoting financial education, professional development, disaster relief, and credit union relevance.

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Our Mission

The New Jersey and Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundations change people’s lives by promoting financial education, disaster relief, and credit union relevance.  

Some of the ways in which the Foundations work to help credit unions and other organizations include: 

  • Supporting growth and development by helping small credit unions to survive and thrive
  • Supporting strategic planning and marketing activities by small credit unions
  • Offering educational scholarships and training for credit union staff and volunteers
  • Helping community development, low-income designated, credit unions serving the underserved to expand 
  • Providing disaster relief grants
  • Partnering with the National Credit Union Foundation
  • Supporting financial education for consumers of all ages

What Do the Foundations Do?

The New Jersey and Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundations have four primary areas of funding: Financial Literacy Initiatives; Small Credit Union Assistance; Professional Development; and Disaster Relief. Working with credit unions, chapters, and community organizations, the Foundations work to achieve their mission of changing people’s lives by promoting education, disaster relief, and credit union relevance. 

How Does the Foundation Help? 

Some examples of the ways in which the Foundations have provided assistance include: 

  • Financial Literacy: Funding to open a student branch in a local high school; to purchase classroom materials; to provide adult financial literacy training for the unbanked and underbanked, and to help teens understand the importance of making sound financial decisions. 
  • Small Credit Union Assistance: Funding to conduct a marketing campaign to attract new members; to purchase upgraded computer hardware and software, and to assist with a changeover to EMV cards. 
  • Professional Development grants have been given to credit union staff to attend the CrossState Leadership School; CUNA management training; CUDE training; and to participate in webinars. 
  • Disaster Relief grants are issued to victims related to credit unions on the local, state, national, and international levels.