The National Credit Union Foundation recently released the complimentary Credit Union Philanthropy & Foundation Toolkit to assist staff looking for information and resources about charitable and outreach activities, operating or starting a foundation, and more.
“More than ever, credit unions are expanding their charitable endeavors,” writes Gigi Hyland, the Foundation’s 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.”
This 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 different credit unions’ philanthropic endeavors.
It also provides background on the philanthropic role and work of the National Credit Union Foundation and state credit union foundations, which credit unions can leverage in their own communities.
The Foundation also offers toolkits on other topics, such as medical debt and nonprime auto lending.