Community Impact


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

Equipped with Data, Credit Unions Are Empowered to Drive Meaningful Change

3/9/2021 The financial health of members and communities is a central focus of the credit union industry. To better understand and serve the Northwest, credit unions are looking to their community partners for local data and insights that will help them adapt their financial services to better meet member and community needs. The United Way’s […]

Posted March 9, 2021 in Community Impact

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

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

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

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 Unions Honor Their Members and Communities During International Credit Union Day

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 to […]

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