11/13/2020 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 […]
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
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 […]
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
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. […]
When young adults venture out on their own, whether they’re headed to college or work, it’s critical that they understand how to budget and save so that they may make smart money choices. The choices they make today will set them up for success in the years to come. Credit unions believe in building that […]
The Northwest Credit Union Foundation, in partnership with the region’s credit unions and community partners, saw a highly successful 2019, making an impact in critical areas, including workforce housing, financial literacy, and college savings. By the end of 2019, NWCUF will have awarded $620,000 in workforce housing grants to launch credit union-led, innovative solutions that […]
Posted December 10, 2019 in Asset Building
As the widespread, deadly devastation of Hurricane Dorian comes into focus, the Worldwide Foundation of Credit Unions has initiated its first Project Storm Break to help those in need in the Bahamas, where the storm unleashed days of wrath last week. Several credit unions on the island of Grand Bahama saw extensive damage. The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ Project Storm […]
Grants from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation facilitated Bite of Reality Fairs in 21 schools. Is your credit union ready for next school year?
More than 1,000 students gain real-world budgeting skills thanks to Financial Reality Fairs hosted by local credit unions.