Community Impact


How SELCO is Helping to Solve Houselessness in Lane County

Communities across America are grappling with houselessness — and none more so than Eugene, Oregon, which led the nation in per capita houselessness as recently as 2019. According to the most recent Homeless By Name dashboard, there were a total of 3,286 individuals in emergency shelter, transitional housing, or unsheltered living situations in Lane County, […]

Posted August 17, 2021 in Community Impact

Newrizons FCU Uses CDFI Grant to Support Immigrant Community

Newrizons Federal Credit Union has always known its niche. Located in Hoquiam, Washington, the credit union serves seasonal workers in industries such as fishing, timber, mill work, and hospitality. The area has a large immigrant population, and many residents are low-income, unemployed, or underemployed at some point during the year. It’s a community Newrizons has […]

Posted July 20, 2021 in Community Impact

Columbia CU Leverages Community Relationships for Critical Pandemic Relief

6/29/2021 Columbia Credit Union has long made it a priority to partner with organizations in Southwest Washington to serve its members and communities in the best ways possible. When COVID-19 hit, the sheer need for help during the pandemic was unprecedented and called for an unparalleled response. To answer that call, the Vancouver-based cooperative not […]

Posted July 2, 2021 in Community Impact

Numerica Credit Union Awards $300,000 in Community Grants

5/4/2021 Numerica Credit Union recently awarded $300,000 in community grants to 30 nonprofit organizations across the Northwest. The credit union’s Charitable Fund is focused on addressing systemic issues facing the region. The nonprofits receiving 2021 grants stood out for innovative, inclusive, and collaborative efforts making a deep impact in areas such as generational poverty, hunger, […]

Posted June 2, 2021 in 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