Grants

Grants

Empowering Credit Unions to Impact the Northwest

Empowering Credit Unions to Impact the Northwest

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. NWCUF’s grants program provides funding to drive financial health initiatives across the region and strengthen credit union community impact work. Our grants offer opportunities for credit unions to deepen their understanding of the unique needs facing local communities in the Northwest and increase their ability to offer innovative products, services, and programs to address those needs.

ELIGIBILITY AND GUIDELINES

Eligibility

Please review the following criteria to ensure eligibility to apply for a NWCUF grant:

  • Request is aligned with NWCUF’s mission, and
  • Applicant has not received a NWCUF grant in the past 12 months.

Applicant organizations must be:

  • An Idaho, Oregon, or Washington credit union affiliated with the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA);
  • An affiliated credit union organization (i.e., Chapters, Development Educators, Credit Union Young Professionals) or a group involved with credit union development activities located in Idaho, Oregon, or Washington; or
  • A community-based organization or nonprofit currently in direct partnership with credit union(s) affiliated with the NWCUA, or can demonstrate a robust plan to partner with credit union(s) on community initiatives aligned with at least one of the Foundation’s focus areas.

Application Guidelines

NWCUF offers a rolling grant cycle. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year – there is no application deadline. Applications will be reviewed and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. Typically, applicants will be notified of a decision within 30 days of receiving the submission. However, large grant requests ($50,000 or above) will be reviewed by the NWCUF Board of Directors and determination may exceed 30 days.

Please note, once you begin the grant application, it must be submitted in full, responses will not be saved if the application is not completed. A grant application template is available for your convenience.


Currently accepting grant applications for the Rural Access Financial Services program including planning and project grants. If your credit union is interested in getting involved or has an idea for a rural-based project, please submit your application or interest below. 

Please see the Rural Access to Financial Services Grant Overview for more information.

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Grant Application

Grant Application

If you have a project or partnership aligned with the Foundation’s focus areas or mission, please submit a grant application.

APPLY FOR A GRANT

Community Impact Stories

Community Impact Stories

Share the story of the impact of your grant project. Limited funds are available to reimburse costs associated with developing and sharing your community impact stories.

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Learn More

Learn More

Have a great idea? If you would like to discuss an idea with NWCUF to see if it is a good fit for an application or have general questions about grants, please use this form to get connected.

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