MADISON, Wis. (3/15/16)--The National Credit Union Foundation has released a Credit Union Philanthropy and Foundation Toolkit for credit unions to assist staff looking for information and resources about charitable and outreach activities, operating or starting their own foundation.
“More than ever, credit unions are expanding their charitable endeavors,” writes Gigi Hyland, foundation executive director, in the toolkit. “From food drives to breast cancer walks, credit unions are significantly involved in charitable works around the country. We at the foundation hope this toolkit helps you improve the financial lives of your members and those in your communities through impactful philanthropy.”
The toolkit explores how credit unions are engaging in philanthropy, the resources available to credit unions, trends in starting credit union foundations, and some examples of credit union philanthropic endeavors.
It also provides background on the philanthropic role and work of the foundation and state credit union foundations, which credit unions can leverage in their own communities.
The free toolkit is available to credit unions at ncuf.coop.
Additional foundation toolkits, on topics such as medical debt, non-prime auto lending and more, are available online.