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3 Ways HCUCF Can Help Your Credit Union

We announced a new look and new focus for the Heartland Credit Union Charitable Foundation (HCUCF) last month. But what exactly does the HCUCF do? How can it help your credit union? The graphic at the right explains it (click it to enlarge). 

HCUCF invests in and through credit unions to enhance their ability to serve their members, and in turn, their communities. HCUCF receives donations from a number of sources, like other foundations, businesses, credit unions, grants and individuals. Then HCUCF provides support to credit unions in three areas.

  1. Capacity building for small credit unions (under $100 million in assets)
    • Professional development scholarships - Apply!
    • Capital, technology, management or other capacity building needs - Apply! 
  2. Community development initiatives - Apply! 
    • Financial literacy for all ages
    • Support of local charitable institutions
    • Support of community initiatives 
  3. Programs that advance the credit union movement
    • Industry or statewide programs
    • Opportunities to develop industry or statewide programs 
What people are saying about HCUCF
"As a smaller credit union with just 10 employees, we are required to do various jobs daily. Several employees have been awarded scholarships from the HCUCF to attend seminars, and I have received scholarships the past several years to attend the Convention & Annual Meeting," said Chuck Rentschler, president of Show Me Credit Union. "This opportunity allowed me to visit with and learn from vendors, which led to Show Me Credit Union offering new services and new loan products. This is vital for small credit unions to grow and prosper. Our staff has kept up on various rules, regulations and laws due to these scholarships."
"The support that we receive from HCUCF is such a blessing to our credit union," said Barb Shelton, president of Kilowatt Community Credit Union. "Operating a small credit union requires that you keep up to date on a large variety of topics. With the support from HCUCF we are able to attend webinars and other educational training to keep abreast of the many changing regulations in the industry. The opportunities help keep us in operation. The good work that HCUCF does is the very essence of credit union philosophy. People helping people."
View a printable version of the infographic and more information on HCUCF. 
Questions? Contact Andrea Robinson, 800.392.3074, x1316.