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Read the latest news from credit unions around the Northwest.


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

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

NWCUF Partners with Credit Unions to Further Community Impact

Northwest credit unions demonstrate time and again the vital role they play in ensuring peoples’ financial health. Credit unions were a lifeline to individuals and communities throughout 2020, and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is proud to have partnered with credit unions across the region to further their community impact. With the support of NWCUF, […]

Posted December 8, 2020 in Community Impact

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 Honor Their Members and Communities During International Credit Union Day

International Credit Union Day was Thursday, Oct. 15 — a day dedicated to reflecting on the global Credit Union Movement and celebrating all the ways credit unions contribute to a brighter future for millions of members around the world. Northwest credit unions celebrated the day in various ways, from hosting giveaways on social media to […]

Posted November 16, 2020 in Community Impact, Credit Union Response, Friends of the Foundation

Oregon Credit Unions Come Through with Grants to Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

When the state of Oregon asked Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to distribute emergency grants to small businesses, the hope was that very small businesses would be served: those with fewer than 25 employees, sole proprietorships, rural, and minority-owned businesses. Credit unions delivered. Between July 3 and Sept. 28, the four participating credit unions — […]

Posted October 13, 2020 in Credit Union Response