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CUNA Mutual Group Foundation

Celebrating 50 years, the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation (Foundation) is a registered 501(c)(3) and is the philanthropic arm of CUNA Mutual Group. The Foundation’s purpose is to advance financial security and support the sustainable development of the communities where CUNA Mutual Group offices reside including; Madison, Wis.; Waverly, Iowa; Great Bend, Kansas; and Fort Worth, Texas. The Foundation also actively supports and participates in the credit union movement, embracing the cooperative philosophy of “people helping people.”

Making Good Happen

Each year, the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation donates millions of dollars to support community partners and organizations to empower financial security by combating homelessness, poverty and hunger.

It's a New Year of Giving

This year marks the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary. It’s because of our employees' dedication and passion that we can celebrate this milestone (1 min. 44 sec.).

A Partner with a Shared Mission

Mission Central in Fort Worth, Texas, provides groceries to people through mobile and village pantries and CUNA Mutual Group employees are helping (1 min. 58 sec.).

Bright Future

With a $20 million endowment from CUNA Mutual Group, the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation will further support nonprofit organizations that address economic challenges, education disparities and equity issues within our communities. Aided by federal tax reform, the donation will make it possible to help more people when they need it most. In 2017, the Foundation donated $2.38 million to community efforts. This year, we estimate donations will increase to nearly $5 million. Here are a few examples of the Foundation’s most recent donations:

We’re excited to offer new grants supporting even more non-profit organizations with our increased funding. While Dane County - where our corporate headquarters and the majority of our employees are located – continues to receive the majority of our annual funding, we’re also pleased to be able to increase the available Foundation funds for our other office locations.

 

Supporting Our Credit Union Community

The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation, along with our employees were proud to donate a total of $400,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation’s CUAid 2017 disaster relief fund.

While most credit union branches in affected areas did not experience significant damage, many employees and members are facing incredible losses that may take years to overcome. In support of our credit union community, we launched a giving campaign to help credit union staff and members affected by natural disasters. Every dollar — up to $100,000 — that was donated to CUAid before the end of the year was matched by the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation.

CUAid is the only fund that gives 100 percent of donations to credit unions, its employees and its members to recover from major disasters.

 

Grant & Sponsorship Requests

Our philanthropy includes corporate giving through the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation. Organizations with a mission to advance financial security for those they serve may submit Foundation grant requests for corporate giving opportunities. Organizations may also submit event sponsorship requests.

Note this is only applicable to registered 501(c)(3) non-profits located in the communities of our office locations near Fort Worth, Texas; Great Bend, Kansas; Madison, Wisconsin; or Waverly, IA.

 

Recognition of Our Efforts

Distinguished Performer Award for Community

Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75 List, 2016
Largest Corporate Charitable Contributor in Wisconsin

Milwaukee Business Journal, 2016 & 2017

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