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Northwest Credit Unions Stepped Up to Help Students with College Expenses

The skyrocketing cost of a college education is no secret. The Federal Reserve reports that in the second quarter of 2021, Americans owed a whopping $1.73 trillion in student loans. Student debt is so prevalent it became a major topic during the 2020 elections. It’s a complex issue that’s especially hard on low-income and first-generation […]

Posted October 26, 2021 in Asset Building, MESA

Rural Access Planning Grant Applications Due March 26

3/9/2021 Credit unions across the Northwest are developing innovative programs, products, and services to increase access and affordability to financial services across rural areas. In January, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation launched the Rural Access to Financial Services Initiative to support this important work. As part of the initiative, NWCUF is seeking innovative solutions from […]

Posted March 9, 2021 in Asset Building

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

Northwest Credit Unions and NWCUF Partner to Provide Timely Financial Assistance

Credit unions are founded on the “People Helping People” philosophy. That core principle was never more apparent than it was this year, as people looked to credit unions for support. During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic early this spring, and in September, when wildfires ravaged parts of the Northwest, thousands found themselves in need […]

Posted November 18, 2020 in Asset Building, Community Impact, Credit Union Response, Disaster Recover, Disaster Relief, NWCUF

Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Wildfire Disaster Relief Provides Immediate Aid

An unprecedented series of wildfires fed by intense winds recently devastated communities across the Northwest in September, causing death and injuries, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes, destroying property, and interrupting services to consumers. In response, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation activated its Disaster Relief Program to assist credit unions and their employees impacted […]

Posted September 22, 2020 in Asset Building

Want to Bring Bite of Reality to Students Remotely?

Bite of Reality, a popular app used during Financial Reality Fairs to help young adults learn real-world budgeting skills, has gone virtual for the 2020-2021 school year. Credit unions interested in hosting the fairs won’t want to miss a virtual walk-through of the program to learn more. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation will host a […]

Posted September 8, 2020 in Asset Building, Financial Reality Fairs

NWCUF Offers Digital Resources and Support to Bring Financial Education to Young People Across the Northwest

The economic impact of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of financial education and financial management skills in our communities. To help address that need, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is offering tools for credit unions to support engagement with young people about financial literacy, money management, and business planning to prepare them in building a […]

Posted August 19, 2020 in Asset Building

Bite of Reality Goes Remote

The popular Bite of Reality app, used to educate students and young adults in real-world budgeting skills, has gone virtual with the newly launched Bite of Reality Remote. During the 2018-2019 school year, 3,500 students in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington honed their financial skills at in-person Financial Reality Fairs using the Bite of Reality app. […]

Posted May 12, 2020 in Asset Building, Financial Reality Fairs