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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

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

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

NWCUF Welcomes Three New Leaders to its Board of Directors

2/16/2021 The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is pleased to welcome three new leaders to NWCUF’s Board of Directors. Jackie Hoonjan, President and CEO of Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union; Kelly Schrader, former President and CEO of iQ Credit Union; and Dan Thurman, President and CEO of East Idaho Credit Union, will add their leadership to […]

Posted February 16, 2021 in NWCUF Board

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