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Idaho Credit Unions Leverage NWCUF Project Grants to Support Rural Communities

There are numerous rural communities across the Northwest, each with their own unique history, geography, traditions, and demographics. In Idaho, 88% of the land area is classified as rural, and populations living in these areas have specific financial needs credit unions are helping to meet. In early 2021, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation launched the […]

Posted April 19, 2022 in Community Impact, NWCUF

Northwest, Mountain West Credit Union Foundation Boards Vote Unanimously to Merge

The Northwest Credit Union Association and Mountain West Credit Union Association announced that after a thorough due diligence process revealed numerous benefits to combining the two Associations, both organization’s boards declared they strongly support and recommend NWCUA and MWCUA merge to become one Association. Over the past few weeks, the Northwest and Mountain West Credit […]

Posted March 8, 2022 in NWCUF

NWCUF Helps Credit Unions Tackle Weighty Societal Issues

The work credit unions do to support their members and communities is part of the “People Helping People” philosophy that’s in their DNA — it’s the true reason they exist. Over the decades since their inception as non-for-profit cooperatives, credit unions evolved to meet contemporary expectations for member services that build financial health and increase […]

Posted November 16, 2021 in NWCUF

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

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, Partners, and Individuals Raise $100,000 Through NWCUF Disaster Relief Program

A series of wildfires ravaged the Northwest earlier this month, burning thousands of acres, taking several lives and injuring many others, destroying homes, and displacing hundreds. Immediately, credit unions jumped into action to help their members and employees impacted by the devastation, even as they grappled with their own evacuations, branch closures, and property damage. […]

Posted September 24, 2020 in Disaster Relief, NWCUF

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Amid Devastating Wildfires

An unprecedented series of wildfires fed by intense winds has devastated communities across the Northwest this month, causing death and injuries, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes, destroying property, and interrupting services to consumers. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation has activated its disaster relief program to assist credit unions and their employees impacted by […]

Posted September 14, 2020 in Disaster Relief, NWCUF

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

The Northwest Credit Union Movement is About to Become Even Stronger in 2020

Here in the Northwest, the Credit Union Movement is thriving and growing, and it’s because credit unions throughout the region are engaged, innovative, and forward-thinking. Throughout 2019, Northwest credit unions strengthened the industry thanks to high engagement and innovation, and they’re poised to go even further in 2020. In partnership with its credit union members, […]

Posted January 7, 2020 in NWCUF