CUNA Mutual Group Foundation
For more than 50 years, the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation has invested more than $34 million dollars into the communities that we live in and serve.
The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and serves as the philanthropic arm of CUNA Mutual Group.
Statement on Social Justice Commitment
The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation is committed to equity. We stand against racism and stand for social justice. We are intentional and strategic with our investments. We support organizations and programs that create real structural and systemic change in underrepresented and marginalized communities. We are the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation.
Supporting Our Community
For us to make the greatest measurable impact, our focus is in three key investment areas with equity at the core:
Making Good Happen
In 2020, the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation donated $3.9 million dollars to support more than 80 community partners and organizations, which also includes several credit union foundations. The Foundation also actively supports and participates in the credit union movement, fully embracing the cooperative philosophy of “people helping people.”
- 24/7 BLAC
- Alaska USA Foundation
- Amani Community Services
- American Red Cross
- Asset Builders
- Badger Prairie Needs Network
- Badger Rock Middle School
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Boys & Girls Club
- Carter G. Woodson Foundation, Inc.
- Case Credit Union
- Cedar Valley Friends Of The Family
- Centro Hispano, Inc.
- CEOs Of Tomorrow
- Common Wealth Development, Inc.
- Community Educational Outreach
- Community Foundation of NE Iowa
- Community Shares of Wisconsin
- Dane Buy Local, Inc.
- Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
- East Madison Community Center
- Edgewood College
- End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
- Falk Elementary School
- Family & Children's Council
- Freedom, Inc.
- Goodman Community Center
- Hamilton Middle School
- Horizon High School
- House of Hope
- Humanize My Hoodie
- Infamous Mothers, LLC
- John Muir Elementary School
- Larabee Center
- Latino Economic Development Corp
- Leader Valley Foundation
- LIFT Dane
- Literacy Network
- Madison-Area Urban Ministry (JustDane)
- Maydm, Inc.
- Middleton Outreach Ministry
- Mission Central
- National Credit Union Foundation
- Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development
- New Bridge Madison, Inc.
- North Star Community Services
- Northeast Iowa Food Bank
- Omega School
- One Cedar Valley Fund
- One City Schools
- Operation Fresh Start
- Rape Crisis Center, Inc.
- Rethink Iowa
- River Food Pantry
- Social Action, Inc.
- Society Of St. Vincent De Paul
- The Jesse Cosby Center
- The Job Foundation
- The Road Home Dane County
- Today Not Tomorrow, Inc.
- United Way
- Urban League
- Urban Triage, Inc.
- Vera Court Neighboorhood Center
Giving In 2020
Community Giving Campaign
Grant & Sponsorship Requests
The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) and is the philanthropic arm of CUNA Mutual Group. Efforts of the Foundation center around building equity in the communities we live in and serve. Knowing we can help even more people through intentional community outreach, we focus on three (3) areas of the greatest need to help address the racial and socio-economic disparities that exist in our communities – and, most importantly, keep people from getting ahead financially.
- economic security,
- education, and
- emergency aid
Please note the following requirements:
- A request must align with one of the three focus areas; and
- Cannot be a congregation or political organization
Grants and Sponsorship investments made through CUNA Mutual Group and its Foundation must align with our organization’s focus on equity and our three stated focus areas mentioned above.
Visit our Giving Back page to learn more about our impact in the communities where we live and work.
2021 Deadlines and Timelines
Please select the funding program which best supports your funding request below.
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Foundation grant requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year but must be received at least 45 days before the meeting in which it will be reviewed.
Foundation meeting dates for 2021 are as follows:
- June 22 (deadline to apply 5/8)
- August 24 (deadline to apply 7/10)
- October 26 (deadline to apply 9/11)
- December 6 (deadline to apply 10/23)
A Grant is a gift from the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation in which we are allowed to receive named recognition but no other benefits from our financial support.
Sponsorship requests are reviewed on a rolling monthly basis.
A Sponsorship Request is financial support in which we are allowed to receive named recognition, marketing, admission to events, etc. If you are seeking funding for an event, you must apply for a Sponsorship.
CUNA Mutual Group is a company headquartered in Madison, WI and present in all fifty (50) states. While Madison, Wisconsin and Dane County – where our corporate headquarters and highest percentage of our employees are located – continues to receive the majority of our annual funding, the company is also focused on supporting organizations working to reduce and eliminate the racial and socio-economic disparities that exist in all of our communities.
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