Credit Unions Encouraged to Join NWCUF March 17 for Meeting Member Needs: Using Data to Drive Impact

2/16/2021 Northwest credit unions are focused on finding innovative ways to improve people’s financial well-being by offering the right products and services at the right time. While credit unions are deeply connected to their communities, data can bolster credit unions’ strategic decision-making, helping them reach more people who need access to the right financial services. […]

Posted February 16, 2021 in Community Impact

NWCUF Welcomes Three New Leaders to its Board of Directors

2/16/2021 The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is pleased to welcome three new leaders to NWCUF’s Board of Directors. Jackie Hoonjan, President and CEO of Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union; Kelly Schrader, former President and CEO of iQ Credit Union; and Dan Thurman, President and CEO of East Idaho Credit Union, will add their leadership to […]

Posted February 16, 2021 in NWCUF Board

Credit Union Foundation Leaders Convene to Share Best Practices and Amplify Community Impact

2/9/2021 Last month, leaders from credit unions across the country gathered during Foundations Assemble, a two-day virtual event designed to foster networking and learning. The event, launched by Amanda Stevens, TwinStar Community Foundation’s Development Manager, provided attendees with an opportunity to share best practices and hear from leaders across the credit union industry on the […]

Posted February 9, 2021 in Community Impact

The NWCUF is Seeking Innovative Approaches to Serving the Region’s Rural Communities

1/12/21 The Northwest is home to hundreds of rural communities, each with their own evolving economies and diverse demographics. When faced with change, they are resilient and innovative. Credit unions serve as community partners, offering the financial services, products, and solutions that best fit their unique needs. To assist with this important work, the Northwest […]

Posted January 12, 2021 in Asset Building

NWCUF Partners with Credit Unions to Further Community Impact

Northwest credit unions demonstrate time and again the vital role they play in ensuring peoples’ financial health. Credit unions were a lifeline to individuals and communities throughout 2020, and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is proud to have partnered with credit unions across the region to further their community impact. With the support of NWCUF, […]

Posted December 8, 2020 in Community Impact

Oregon Credit Unions Come Through with Grants to Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

When the state of Oregon asked Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to distribute emergency grants to small businesses, the hope was that very small businesses would be served: those with fewer than 25 employees, sole proprietorships, rural, and minority-owned businesses. Credit unions delivered. Between July 3 and Sept. 28, the four participating credit unions — […]

Posted October 13, 2020 in Credit Union Response

Northwest Credit Unions, Partners, and Individuals Raise $100,000 Through NWCUF Disaster Relief Program

A series of wildfires ravaged the Northwest earlier this month, burning thousands of acres, taking several lives and injuring many others, destroying homes, and displacing hundreds. Immediately, credit unions jumped into action to help their members and employees impacted by the devastation, even as they grappled with their own evacuations, branch closures, and property damage. […]

Posted September 24, 2020 in Disaster Relief, NWCUF