$35,000,000.00; 104,000; $5,800,000.00; and 110,000.
Those are some big numbers, right? They represent just some of the impact your National Credit Union Foundation has had over the years to help credit unions help their members. They also represent the Foundation’s continued commitment to improving people’s financial lives through credit unions.
Here’s their significance:
*$35 million represents the total grant dollars the Foundation has provided over the past 10 years. The national impact from these grants includes fostering and scaling savings challenge initiatives, developing and distributing Biz Kid$ (an award-winning youth financial education resource), supporting successful Hispanic outreach programs, developing successful nonprime auto lending initiatives and launching high- school financial reality fair programs.
*104,000 is the conservative estimate of the number of high-school students reached since 2010 through the more than 1,000 credit union and league high-school financial reality fairs, an experiential learning initiative of the Foundation.
*$5.8 million is the amount the Foundation has collected for disaster relief efforts. These funds helped credit union employees and members recover from Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, and floods, wildfires and tornadoes in Colorado, Missouri, and North Dakota.
*110,000 highlights the number of “Money Rules” books the Foundation has distributed to credit unions and their members in the past two years. “Money Rules” is a powerfully simple manifesto on money with several wealth-building rules from “Today” show finance guru Jean Chatzky.
Want to know more? Stop by Exhibit Hall booth #457, attend our Tuesday afternoon breakout session, and check out our new website at ncuf.coop.
Thanks to you, we are your national foundation, providing impactful philanthropy to help you help your members.
GIGI HYLAND is executive director for the National Credit Union Foundation.