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HCUCF - Apply for Support

The Heartland Credit Union Charitable Foundation (HCUCF) accepts proposals and requests for support on a rolling basis throughout the year. Funds are limited based on the success of the previous year’s fundraising efforts. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the calendar year as awards will be made as funding allows.


  1. Preference is given to programs operating primarily in Missouri and Kansas, within credit union service areas.
  2. Proposals will not be accepted for programs involving in legislative or political activities.
  3. Proposals must fall within the three categories below for HCUCF funding.

Review periods. Submissions are accepted at any time for all of the grants, however the board meets bi-annually to approve the Small Credit Union Assistance Grants and the Community Development Grants. Due dates for those are as follows:


2018 Small Credit Union Assistance Grants (2 Rounds of Funding)

November 10, 2017 –  Funding issued January 2018
May 18, 2018 – Funding issued June 2018

2018 Community Development Grants (2 Rounds of Funding)

February 9, 2018 – Funding issued March 2018
August 17, 2018 – Funding issued September 2018     

In the event of the need for emergency funding for an unexpected need, please contact Andrea Robinson.

Please contact Andrea Robinson, 800.392.3074, x1316 with any questions regarding any of the options below.

Capacity building programs for credit unions (under $100 million in assets)

We encourage credit unions to apply for support of professional development opportunities for their employees, leadership development support, technology upgrades or any capacity building effort needed to improve their ability to serve. Specialized programs currently supported by HCUCF  include:

  • Small credit union webinar, event and training scholarships
  • CUlead scholarships (available for those who have been selected for a CUlead class.) 
  • Capital, technology, management or other capacity building needs

Apply for professional development scholarships (webinar, event, training and CUlead).

Apply for small credit union assistance grants (technology needs, member access services, strategic planning, etc)

Contact Andrea Robinson, 800.392.3074, x1316 for information about capital, technology, management and other capacity building needs.

Community development initiatives of Kansas and Missouri credit unions

This grant opportunity is intended to support the unique community development needs of credit unions and their members. Credit unions can apply alone or in conjunction with a nonprofit or other community partner to deliver the programs, initiatives or events.

Credit unions of any asset size may apply for community development grants. 

Programs which advance the credit union movement

HCUCF will lead efforts to bring new opportunities and initiatives to credit unions. There is not currently a formal process for applying for this type of support, however, we are open to ideas! 

If you know of an opportunity to work statewide or industry-wide to benefit the movement please contact Andrea Robinson, 800.392.3074, x1316.