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Economic Empowerment

High School Students in Idaho and Oregon Get a Taste of ‘Adulting’ with Finances

There’s no better time to teach young people the importance of healthy money management habits than during Financial Literacy Month and Credit Union Youth Month. One of the best ways to do that? Let them experience a day in the life of an adult with numerous financial responsibilities through the Bite of Reality App. On […]

Posted April 27, 2022 in Economic Empowerment, Financial Literacy, Financial Reality Fairs

How Credit Unions Can Keep Students Engaged this Summer and Beyond

6/22/2021 Throughout the school year, thousands of children and young adults across the Northwest learn basic money principles thanks to free financial education resources offered by the region’s credit unions. Good news: Even with school out for the summer, credit unions can still engage with local youth through Financial Reality Fairs, such as Bite of […]

Posted June 22, 2021 in Economic Empowerment, NWCUF

Credit Unions Share Financial Education Resources with Millions During April

5/4/2021 Credit unions prove their commitment to promoting financial literacy among their members and communities time and time again. In fact, a recent ECONorthwest report found that Northwest credit unions provided financial education to a whopping 207,000 K-12 students and 68,000 adults in 2019! With April being both Financial Capability Month and Credit Union Youth […]

Posted June 2, 2021 in Economic Empowerment

NWCUF Grantee Spotlight: Mid Oregon Credit Union Shares Insights on How it is Addressing Workforce Housing Hurdles in Bend

Like so many regions across the Northwest, Bend, Oregon is experiencing inflated housing costs, which has driven the workforce further and further away from their places of employment. Mid Oregon Credit Union knew they had a role to play to address this urgent housing problem, and in June of 2019, the credit union partnered with the Northwest Credit […]

Posted August 19, 2020 in Economic Empowerment, Workforce Housing

NWCUF Brings Biz Kid$ Back This Coming School Year

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed personal finance and business skills at the forefront of our minds, and has illuminated the importance of emergency savings, budgeting, and building small businesses that can weather financial storms. The national financial literacy initiative, Biz Kid$, is a great answer to that need. The program’s free resources are widely supported by credit […]

Posted July 16, 2020 in Biz Kid$

NWCUF Awards $295,000 in Latest Round of Workforce Housing Grants to Credit Unions

Credit unions throughout the region continue to focus on workforce housing hurdles within their communities, creating products, services, and partnerships that are directly tackling the problem. To further propel this work, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation has awarded several credit unions with workforce housing project and planning grants in the latest round of funding. It’s […]

Posted February 4, 2020 in Economic Empowerment, Workforce Housing

Six Seattle-Area Credit Unions Contribute $11 Million to Address Access to Housing Throughout the Metro Region

Credit unions are in-tune with the communities they serve, making it a priority to address financial barriers in their own backyards. One of the most significant issues facing residents across the Northwest is access to housing – and credit unions are tackling it, head-on, in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. A great example of credit union […]

Posted February 4, 2020 in Economic Empowerment, Workforce Housing

Workforce Housing Grant Applications Due Oct. 25

Credit unions interested in applying for a Northwest Credit Union Foundation workforce housing planning or project grant are encouraged to submit their proposed plans by Sept. 13. Final grant applications are due by Oct. 25. Those that submit their proposed plans will receive feedback from NWCUF staff prior to the final application submission. To submit […]

Posted October 23, 2019 in Economic Empowerment, Workforce Housing