Read the latest news from credit unions around the Northwest.

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

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

Access to Housing, Financial Literacy, College Savings – NWCUF and Partners See Strides in 2019

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation, in partnership with the region’s credit unions and community partners, saw a highly successful 2019, making an impact in critical areas, including workforce housing, financial literacy, and college savings. By the end of 2019, NWCUF will have awarded $620,000 in workforce housing grants to launch credit union-led, innovative solutions that […]

Posted December 10, 2019 in Asset Building

Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Donor Appreciation Breakfast Celebrates Credit Unions’ Contributions

MAXX 2019 attendees had an opportunity during the convention last week in Spokane to hear about how credit unions are improving the financial lives of their members and the communities they serve. During the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Donor Appreciation Breakfast, credit unions gathered to reconnect and hear how their contributions are making a difference […]

Posted October 28, 2019 in NWCUF

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

As Hurricane Dorian Leaves a Path of Destruction in the Bahamas, Credit Unions Step up to Help

As the widespread, deadly devastation of Hurricane Dorian comes into focus, the Worldwide Foundation of Credit Unions has initiated its first Project Storm Break to help those in need in the Bahamas, where the storm unleashed days of wrath last week. Several credit unions on the island of Grand Bahama saw extensive damage.   The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ Project Storm […]

Posted October 23, 2019 in Asset Building, Disaster Relief