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Trailhead CU Awarded $1.12 Million CDFI Grant

The U.S. Treasury grant supports CDFI investment and revitalization activity, with Trailhead taking special focus on bringing more affordable credit to micro-businesses and consumers in inner-Portland.

Advantis Awards $50,000 in GROW Grants to Local Nonprofits

The grant fund has contributed over $300,000 to local organizations and has funded 39 projects since the program began in 2011.

Metsger New NCUA Board Chair; NCUA to Open $2 Million Grant Round June 1

NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger has been appointed Chair of the NCUA Board. Also, low-income credit union grant round opens June 1.

Spots Still Open for Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

Credit unions can join an innovative one-day financial education event that will serve hundreds of youth and showcase the cooperative spirit in the Northwest.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Wins $20k Grant for Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

The grant will help fund an innovative one-day Northwest credit union event teaching high school students the fundamentals of sound financial decision making.

Updated: Fund Your GAC Experience with Crasher Program, Grassroots Grant

Through the NWCUA’s Grassroots Grant Fund and the Crash the GAC program from CUNA and The Cooperative Trust, Northwest credit union advocates have two ways to get their GAC experience funded.

Peninsula Credit Union Receives $2 Million for Financial Education and Low Income Outreach

The credit union will use the funds to expand access to affordable loans for families in need in their communities, and to increase financial education and outreach.

Maps Gets Biz Kid$ Grant to Train Teachers in Financial Education

In partnership with Western Oregon University, students in the teaching program create lesson plans in coordination with Biz Kid$ financial education curriculum.

Advantis Credit Union Awards $50,000 in GROW Grants to Local Nonprofits

The credit union invited community members to vote on who should get the grants, and money went to everything from a children’s book bank to an emergency shelter for women and children.

Foundation Planning Massive Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is applying for a grant to create a one-day, simultaneous Financial Reality Fair event across Oregon and Washington. Funding would cover many of credit unions’ costs to participate. Sign up now to participate.

New NCUA Grant Round Offers $10,000 to Reach Your Members Digitally

As mobile and online banking become the primary ways Americans access their accounts, these grants offer great opportunities for credit unions to boost their competitiveness in the digital marketplace.

NCUA has $2 Million Grant Fund for Low-Income Credit Unions

The NCUA has $2 million to give to low-income credit unions looking to launch new products, grow capacity, develop a digital presence, or invest in cyber-security infrastructure. Applications are being accepted through June 30.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Advantis kicks off $50k GROW Community Fund; Red Canoe business development officer wins mentor of the year.

NCUA Awards Grants to 11 Northwest Credit Unions

The grants fund staff training and student internships for low-income designated credit unions, and are focused on building capacity for the future.

NCUA Grant Money Available for Low-Income Credit Unions

Grant round open for training staff and hiring interns; applications take only minutes.

Regulatory Year in Review

Northwest credit unions fought for fair regulations on risk-based capital and many other fronts in 2014, notching substantial victories.

Washington Credit Unions get CDFI Grants Totaling Over $3 Million

The CDFI Fund awarded grants to two Washington credit unions for work with underserved market niches, community development.

Northwest Credit Unions Awarded Ten Percent of NCUA’s “Round Two” Grant Pool

In an extraordinary demonstration of collective action, 24 Northwest credit unions worked together to win a Collaboration Grant from NCUA that will fund a package of compliance tools for a full year.