Economic and Community Impact Surveys to Hit Inboxes This Week

The data credit unions share will inform robust impact reports that will be shared with elected officials in early 2023.

Northwest, Mountain West Credit Unions Prepare for Robust Economic, Community Impact Reports

Share your data in the upcoming economic and community impact survey and watch the advocacy needle move.

Clackamas Staff Take the Plunge for Special Olympics

The credit union has raised $150,000 for the organization over the past four years.

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Northwest Credit Unions Become Community Development Financial Institutions

Awarded by the U.S. Department of Treasury, the designation helps credit unions access funding to provide financial services for low- or moderate-income households.

It Takes a Village: First Tech Builds Community Garden to Help Fight Food Insecurity

The credit union will donate the produce to Centro Cultural’s Free Food Mercado, which provides culturally-specific free food to families and individuals in need.

HAPO Credit Union Rallies Community to Make Children’s Playroom Dream a Reality

The newly renovated space provides a fun, safe, and welcoming environment for youth at the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission.

BECU Cares Day

BECU Employees Assemble 26,000 Care Kits for Local Nonprofits

Nearly 2,500 staff members assembled the kits from home as part of BECU Cares Day, Oct. 11.


STCU Awards More Than $20,000 in Classroom Supply Grants

The credit union is helping local teachers purchase classroom equipment, books, and other essential supplies.

Columbia CU Leverages Community Relationships for Critical Pandemic Relief

The credit union’s $100,000 contribution to a local foundation spurred a chain reaction of giving in its community.

There’s Just One Week Left to Input Your 2020 Community Impact Data

Take a step toward telling your own credit union’s story — complete this year’s CIRT survey by June 11.

You Hold the Keys to Proving Credit Unions’ Positive Impact

Share your community impact data collectively and have what you need to tell your own credit union’s story.

Northwest Credit Unions’ Community Impact Data is Making a Difference

Legislators and media already are paying attention to 2019 and COVID-19 impact data released last month. The CIRT survey will reopen May 10.

Credit Unions and NWCUF Provide Disaster Relief for Oregon Ice Storm Victims

More than 100 credit union employees received financial aid through the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.

Equipped with Data, Credit Unions Are Empowered to Drive Meaningful Change

ALICE reports provide credit unions with valuable economic data in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. On March 17, credit unions can learn more during an informative virtual event.

CU’s Encouraged to Join NWCUF March 17 for Meeting Member Needs Report

United Way and NWCUF will host an informational session, sharing data that dives into the financial needs of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington residents.

Five Northwest Credit Unions Find Funding Opportunities Through CDFI Awards

Consider your Association and Foundation teams a resource for obtaining designations that make your credit union eligible for this “found money.”

Northwest Credit Unions Urged to Participate in New Emergency Loan Program

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is coordinating grant funds and credit union contributions to make the program a reality throughout the region.

Bite of Reality Goes Remote

The popular app is now available to credit unions seeking to provide more online financial education opportunities.