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GEORGIA CREDIT UNION FOUNDATION

Since it was established in 1988, the Georgia Credit Union Foundation has been dedicated to helping our state’s credit unions – and credit union people – through scholarships, grants, disaster relief and direct consultative support.

Historically, Foundation grants have been presented to small credit unions - with assets under $50 million – for staff to attend training and conferences. In addition, grants have been awarded for marketing, auditing and other operational needs. The Foundation has also provided support for the award-winning People-to-People cross-cultural exchange program.

  • Educational Scholarships and Reimbursements – Education is at the heart of the Georgia Credit Union Foundation's mission. The Foundation provides educational scholarships and reimbursements for Affiliates-sponsored programs or conferences, for SRCUS, FiCEP, for CUNA CPD webinars and Financial Educational & Development webinars. Click here for a scholarship grant application (PDF).
  • Field Consulting – In addition to the educational scholarships available, the Foundation supports an active program of in-the-field, front-line, board and management training for credit unions. This consulting focuses on strategic development and new product and service implementation.
  • Operational and Business Development Grants – The Foundation provides grants for strategic planning, marketing planning and design, audit services and similar operational assistance needed to place credit unions on firm ground. Click here for a scholarship grant application (PDF).
  • Disaster Relief – The Foundation assists Georgia credit unions, their staffs and officials in times of disaster caused by catastrophes such as flooding and tornadoes. Direct contributions are available to those who have suffered damage or loss. (Click here for a disaster relief grant application.) Coordination with the National Credit Union Foundation (through CUAid.coop) is also provided for disasters in other states affecting the credit union community.
  • National Service – The Georgia Credit Union Foundation supports credit union development and the development of consumer financial education development through its support of the National Credit Union Foundation.
  • International Service – Georgia's People-to-People Partnership Program receives Foundation support for cross-cultural exchange programs. Recognizing the needs of the credit union movement worldwide, the Foundation supports educational development programs for credit unions in other countries – current activities are in support of the British credit union system.

It's easy to apply for a grant or scholarship! Just click on the type of assistance you are applying for:

Or you may contact the Foundation at the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates at GCUF@GCUA.org. Separate applications are used for scholarships, grants and disaster relief, so please specify the type of assistance being applied for when you call.

Applications are accepted at any time. Applications should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date the funds will be used.

Applications are reviewed by an internal Foundation review committee, and if $1,000 or more is requested, by the full Foundation board of directors. Additional criteria for scholarships and grants:

  • Grants will be considered for credit unions with less than $50 million in assets.
  • Applicants are eligible for two scholarships a year.
  • Scholarships and grants must be used in the same year they are awarded.
  • Scholarships and grants may not be transferred to other recipients.

For more information, please email GCUF@GCUA.org.

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