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Read the latest news from credit unions around the Northwest.


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

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NWCUF Amplifies Credit Unions’ Community Impact Through Valuable Resources and Expertise

2/2/21 As not-for-profit cooperatives, credit unions are uniquely positioned to provide the financial solutions their consumers and communities need so that they may prosper and thrive. When credit unions leverage the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s resources and expertise, they can further amplify their community impact. Focusing on economic empowerment, asset building, and cooperative development throughout […]

Posted February 16, 2021 in Uncategorized

The NWCUF is Seeking Innovative Approaches to Serving the Region’s Rural Communities

1/12/21 The Northwest is home to hundreds of rural communities, each with their own evolving economies and diverse demographics. When faced with change, they are resilient and innovative. Credit unions serve as community partners, offering the financial services, products, and solutions that best fit their unique needs. To assist with this important work, the Northwest […]

Posted January 12, 2021 in Asset Building

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

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

Credit Unions and NWCUF Provide Disaster Relief for Members and Employees

5/28/2021 Over the past year, the Northwest faced extreme and unprecedented weather that caused widespread damage to homes and property. True to their “People Helping People” philosophy, credit unions responded quickly, dedicating financial support and other resources to assist their members and communities through these crises. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation joined in the effort […]

Posted June 2, 2021 in Disaster Relief

You Hold the Keys to Proving Credit Unions’ Positive Impact

5/11/2021 Credit unions’ community impact may be the most important thing that differentiates them from other financial institutions. With their not-for-profit, cooperative structure, they are built to serve communities, and they do so — every day.  But there is work to be done proving their collective impact. When impact is documented, collectively and at the […]

Posted May 12, 2021 in Community Impact Reporting Tool, Cooperative Development

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

Rural Access Planning Grant Applications Due March 26

3/9/2021 Credit unions across the Northwest are developing innovative programs, products, and services to increase access and affordability to financial services across rural areas. In January, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation launched the Rural Access to Financial Services Initiative to support this important work. As part of the initiative, NWCUF is seeking innovative solutions from […]

Posted March 9, 2021 in Asset Building

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 and NWCUF Provide Disaster Relief for Oregon Ice Storm Victims

3/9/2021 During Valentine’s Day weekend last month, Oregon experienced a devastating ice storm that led to the most widespread power outage in the state’s recorded history. The frigid storm brought uncharacteristically heavy snowfall and ice, causing trees to collapse and inflict damage on thousands of power lines and transformers. More than 330,000 Oregonians were left […]

Posted March 9, 2021 in Disaster Relief