wildfires
Do You Know How to Prepare for Wildfires?

While Hotshot crews work gallantly to battle Oregon’s 400,000-plus acre Bootleg wildfire, hundreds of other blazes are burning across the Northwest. NWCUA’s Wildfire Resource Center provides information to prepare your credit union, employees, directors, and members for a wildfire in your area. Helpful links allow you to monitor every active wildfire in the region so […]

Posted July 27, 2021 in Disaster Relief

With Wildfire Season Upon Us, NWCUF is Here to Help

With unseasonably high temperatures and dry conditions across the Northwest, we’re already seeing wildfires across the region. Oregon’s Bootleg Fire is the largest in the nation, having already burned more than 360,000 acres. As if that weren’t enough, an estimated 90% of the area is experiencing drought conditions. Hopefully, your community will be spared from […]

Posted July 20, 2021 in Disaster Relief

Columbia CU Leverages Community Relationships for Critical Pandemic Relief

6/29/2021 Columbia Credit Union has long made it a priority to partner with organizations in Southwest Washington to serve its members and communities in the best ways possible. When COVID-19 hit, the sheer need for help during the pandemic was unprecedented and called for an unparalleled response. To answer that call, the Vancouver-based cooperative not […]

Posted July 2, 2021 in Community Impact

How Credit Unions Can Keep Students Engaged this Summer and Beyond

6/22/2021 Throughout the school year, thousands of children and young adults across the Northwest learn basic money principles thanks to free financial education resources offered by the region’s credit unions. Good news: Even with school out for the summer, credit unions can still engage with local youth through Financial Reality Fairs, such as Bite of […]

Posted June 22, 2021 in Economic Empowerment, NWCUF

Numerica Credit Union Awards $300,000 in Community Grants

5/4/2021 Numerica Credit Union recently awarded $300,000 in community grants to 30 nonprofit organizations across the Northwest. The credit union’s Charitable Fund is focused on addressing systemic issues facing the region. The nonprofits receiving 2021 grants stood out for innovative, inclusive, and collaborative efforts making a deep impact in areas such as generational poverty, hunger, […]

Posted June 2, 2021 in Community Impact

Credit Unions Share Financial Education Resources with Millions During April

5/4/2021 Credit unions prove their commitment to promoting financial literacy among their members and communities time and time again. In fact, a recent ECONorthwest report found that Northwest credit unions provided financial education to a whopping 207,000 K-12 students and 68,000 adults in 2019! With April being both Financial Capability Month and Credit Union Youth […]

Posted June 2, 2021 in Economic Empowerment

Credit Unions and NWCUF Provide Disaster Relief for Members and Employees

5/28/2021 Over the past year, the Northwest faced extreme and unprecedented weather that caused widespread damage to homes and property. True to their “People Helping People” philosophy, credit unions responded quickly, dedicating financial support and other resources to assist their members and communities through these crises. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation joined in the effort […]

Posted June 2, 2021 in Disaster Relief

You Hold the Keys to Proving Credit Unions’ Positive Impact

5/11/2021 Credit unions’ community impact may be the most important thing that differentiates them from other financial institutions. With their not-for-profit, cooperative structure, they are built to serve communities, and they do so — every day.  But there is work to be done proving their collective impact. When impact is documented, collectively and at the […]

Posted May 12, 2021 in Community Impact Reporting Tool, Cooperative Development

Using Community Data to Understand Members’ Unique Needs

3/23/21 Last week, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation convened more than 70 credit union leaders, where they had the opportunity to hear from United Way representatives from across the region during the event, Meeting Member Needs — Using Data to Drive Impact. United Way walked credit unions through the latest ALICE reports for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, showcasing […]

Posted March 24, 2021 in Community Impact

Mountain America and ICCU Educate Idahoans During Idaho Financial Literacy Day

Every year, the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition gathers at the Boise Capitol for a day in February to share the coalition’s financial literacy efforts and resources with local lawmakers. This year, Mountain America Credit Union and Idaho Central Credit Union joined several organizations, including IDeal, the Idaho Department of Finance, and the University of Idaho […]

Posted March 19, 2021 in Community Impact