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ICUF Newsletter: December 2015 — 
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December 2015
Happy Holidays and thank you for your support of the Iowa Credit Union Foundation. We hope that you and yours have a joyous season with family and friends.
ICUF Updates
ICUF Awards Six Small Credit Union Grants
Thanks to Veridian Credit Union, the Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) awarded more than $12,000 in Small Credit Union grants to six Iowa credit unions:

The credit union awardees are:
  • 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

This year's grants will be utilized to fund technology needs and planning and consultation services.
 

Support Minimizing Iowan Student Debt - Broke, Busted and Disgusted
ICUF is proud to announce a new partnership with Adam Carroll, CEO of National Financial Educators, to promote awareness and education on student debt through Carroll's new documentary Broke, Busted and Disgusted.

More than 70 percent of Iowans have student debt, making Iowa sixth in the nation in terms of average student loan indebtedness. The goal of the partnership between ICUF, Iowa credit unions and the Broke, Busted and Disgusted team, is to empower the next generation to make informed financial decisions and change the approach adults take when talking to kids about pursuing higher education. The goal is to show the documentary at all 386 high schools across the state of Iowa.

By supporting this film, we hope to minimize the overall borrowing by Iowa students in the spirit of ICUF's mission to help Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence. For more information on how to support the effort to bring the film to every high school in Iowa,
 
click here

ICUF Assists Iowa Credit Unions With Disaster Relief Funds
The Iowa Credit Union Foundation 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 2015, we provided six disaster relief grants to members of the following Iowa credit unions:
  • Ascentra Credit Union
  • Community 1st Credit Union
  • North Star Community Credit Union
  • Town and Country Credit Union
Think of ICUF During 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 who are in need by making a gift to ICUF.

For more information on how to donate, click here.

Questions? Contact Jaimie Miller, ICUF Executive Director, at 515.221.3001.

Now Accepting Applications for the Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship 
ICUF is now accepting applications for the 2016 Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship program, 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.

 
Fundraising
Thank You to Our Most Recent Donors 
Thank you to our most recent donors for their support of the Iowa Credit Union Foundation and our mission to help Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence.
  • Matthew and Rhiannon Chizek  
  • Pat and Cathy Jury
  • Jeff and Kimberly Hayes
Click here to view the most recent contributors on ICUF's website.
 
Headlines
Veridian Credit Union Earns CDFI Certification
Veridian Credit Union has been certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). CDFIs are organizations that specialize in serving low-income, underserved individuals and economically distressed areas. The certification provides Veridian with additional tools to serve low-income and underserved markets. Read more.
 
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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