Community Impact


NWCUF Partners with Credit Unions to Further Community Impact

12/8/2020 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 […]

Posted December 8, 2020 in Community Impact

Northwest Credit Unions and NWCUF Partner to Provide Timely Financial Assistance

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 […]

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

Northwest Credit Unions Honor Their Members and Communities During International Credit Union Day

10/20/2020 International Credit Union Day was Thursday, Oct. 15 — a day dedicated to reflecting on the global Credit Union Movement and celebrating all the ways credit unions contribute to a brighter future for millions of members around the world. Northwest credit unions celebrated the day in various ways, from hosting giveaways on social media […]

Posted November 16, 2020 in Community Impact, Credit Union Response, Friends of the Foundation

SBA Loan Keeps Boise Family’s Barber Shop Business Afloat

Getting a great haircut can feel life-changing, but for Liz and Anthony Madrid, giving other people haircuts is what actually changed their lives. In 2017, the husband-and-wife duo left their corporate careers to start Madrid Barber — a one-chair, luxury barbershop in downtown Boise. Though both are certified professional barbers, Anthony handles most of the […]

Posted July 16, 2020 in Community Impact

Credit Unions Support Local Businesses, Nonprofits Through Difficult Times

The COVID-19 health crisis continues to disrupt daily life across the world, but as times get tougher, Northwest credit unions work harder to provide steadfast support for their communities. It’s the Credit Union Difference!  In Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, credit unions find creative ways to keep local businesses, charities, and other organizations going strong. Read […]

Posted May 21, 2020 in Community Impact

Credit Unions Ramp up Online Financial Education During COVID-19 Crisis

Idaho, Oregon, and Washington have issued stay-at-home orders, forcing residents to find ways to pass the time. In addition, many are experiencing financial hardship as they ride out the COVID-19 crisis. Credit unions understand the frustration and financial struggles, so they’re stepping up to offer even more online financial education. Several Northwest credit unions have […]

Posted May 21, 2020 in Community Impact

Your Community and Nonprofit Partners Need Your Continued Support

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the Northwest, the role credit unions play in serving their communities is even more important. Apart from offering financial services, many credit unions provide a variety of charitable contributions or sponsorships to local organizations and serve as directors on nonprofit and community boards. Credit unions’ continued engagement with these […]

Posted March 19, 2020 in Community Impact, Cooperative Development, NWCUF