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ICUF Newsletter: Small Credit Union Grant Deadline Extended to Dec. 16 — 
November 2016
ICUF Executive Director, Jaimie Miller, Back From Maternity Leave
Jaimie and her husband welcomed a baby boy, Eddie West Ackley, to their family in September. Please feel free to contact Jaimie Miller at 515.221.3001 with any ICUF related questions. 
Small Credit Union Grant Deadline Extended to Dec. 16
Now through Friday, Dec. 16, the Iowa Credit Union Foundation will be accepting applications for the Small Credit Union Grant made possible by Veridian Credit Union. Eligible credit unions are $35 million in assets or below, and were not funded in the prior year.

This is a great opportunity to attend the annual Legislative and Regulatory Issues Conference on
February 14-15 in Des Moines, or apply for funding for credit union technology needs, planning and consultation services.
Apply in minutes by downloading an application for your credit union. Please send questions to info@iowacreditunionfoundation.org.
The 2015 Small Credit Union Grant recipients included: 
  • Allen Hospital Personnel Credit Union - Waterloo
  • Bent River Community Credit Union - Davenport
  • Family Community Credit Union - Charles City
  • IntegrUS Credit Union - Dubuque
  • Polk County Credit Union - Des Moines
  • Quaker Oats Credit Union - Cedar Rapids 
Think of ICUF During the Season of Giving
ICUF continues to lead the most active and largest asset building IDA program in the state of Iowa, with $1.6 million dollars matched. ICUF has provided nearly $600,000 for grants to assist families affected by natural disasters, $115,000 invested in financial literacy efforts and more than $100,000 for educational scholarships.

None of this is possible without the collective, charitable support from donors like you. All donations make a difference in serving ICUF's mission of helping Iowans build wealth, responsibility and financial independence.

As you consider your charitable giving this holiday season, please consider our Iowa Credit union members and their families in need by making a contribution to ICUF. Click here for more information on how to donate. 

Questions? Contact Jaimie Miller at 515.221.3001 
Now Accepting Applications for the Warren A. Morrow Scholarship
ICUF is pleased to announce the  2016 Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship program is accepting applications, which will award $5,750 in scholarships to Iowa credit union members who are high school seniors or graduates.

Click here
to view information regarding the essay topic, rules and deadlines.

Download materials to promote the 2016 Warren A. Morrow Scholarship program:
 Questions? Contact info@iowacreditunionfoundation.org.
Support ICUF While Holiday Shopping
You can now support ICUF through the AmazonSmile program! It's easy. Next time you're shopping on Amazon, login via this page. When you're ready to check out, you can select the Iowa Credit Union Foundation as a registered organization and ICUF will receive 0.5 percent of the purchase price. Please note that recurring Amazon orders placed automatically are not currently included in the program. Happy shopping!
ICUF Assists Iowa Credit Unions With Disaster Relief Funds
ICUF is proud to support Iowa credit union members who have been displaced from their home for an extended period of time through our Disaster Relief Grant program. In 2016, we provided six grants to members of the following Iowa credit unions:
  • Industrial Employees Credit Union
  • Dupaco Community Credit Union
  • North Star Community Credit Union
  • Ascentra Credit Union
  • Town and Country Credit Union
  • Citizens Community Credit Union
Should a member of your credit union suffer a natural disaster, click here to learn more about the grant and get the application. 
Credit Unions for Kids: Vote for Miracles 
The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital is celebrating their 20th anniversary of the Credit Unions for Kids program. The support of the credit union community here in Iowa and the Children's Miracle Network region has helped provide incredible resources for the new hospital, which will be critical in serving the children and families treated daily in the new, state of the art facility!

To help us ensure that they continue to provide the finest in pediatric healthcare, they invite employees and members of Iowa credit unions to join them to "get out the vote" starting Nov. 29 and ending Dec. 20. At the conclusion of the promotion, the top five hospitals will be awarded a total of $100,000 on behalf of America's credit unions, compliments of CO-OP Financial Services.

To receive an email reminder when voting opens, encourage your staff and members to visit www.VoteForMiracles.org. Individuals can vote once a day over the course of the three-week campaign. The hospital with the most votes will win $50,000. Second through fifth will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively. When a vote is cast, voters have the option to choose their credit union. The credit union responsible for the most votes in each of the winning markets will be invited to participate in the check presentation for the top hospital.

To support your efforts and rally the vote, resource materials are available at www.CU4Kids.org/VoteForMiracles.
AMC United Way Campaign Raises More Than $48,000
Employees of ICUL's holding company, Affiliates Management Company (AMC) and its family of companies raised more than $48,000 for United Way of Central Iowa during the company's annual fundraising campaign. There was over an 80 percent participation rate in the company wide effort, which exceeded its fundraising and participation goals. Employees were able to designate donations towards the general United Way fund or to a charity of choice, which included ICUF. 
For questions regarding any information in the newsletter, please contact Jaimie Miller at 515.221.3001.
ICUF was established in 1995. Its mission is to help Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence, with the vision to eliminate poverty in the State of Iowa. 
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