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How to Give

The Ohio Credit Union Foundation’s grantmaking efforts are funded entirely through the generosity and support of the Ohio Credit Union Movement.

Funding sources include: contributions from individuals, credit unions, and business partners; investments in the Community Investment Fund (CIF); and special event fundraisers.

Thanks to your support ...
- Nearly 60% of annual funding comes from credit union contributions.

- Approximately 5% of annual funding comes from credit unions’ investment in the Community Investment Fund. A like amount of dividends benefits the National Credit Union Foundation.

- Individuals, special events, business partners  account for nearly 35% of the Foundation's annual funding.

Ways You Can Contribute

Credit Union or Individual Donations
Every dollar contributed funds credit union programs, projects, and initiatives that financially empower individuals and strengthen credit unions. Contributions to OCUF are tax deductible.

The recommended donation for a credit union, as determined by the OCUF Trustees, is calculated at a rate of $15/$1 million in assets. Make a donation online, or send a check payable to the “Ohio Credit Union Foundation,” at 10 W. Broad St., suite 1100, Columbus, OH 43215. 

Community Investment Fund Deposits
Dividends earned on CIF investments are split between the investing credit union, Ohio Credit Union Foundation, and National Credit Union Foundation. The CIF investment option created by Corporate One FCU allows you to build an investment portfolio around a designated earning/giving amount. 
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William A. Herring Society
Ohio credit unions or individuals can honor a past and present peer, employee, colleague, or volunteer for their distinguished service and dedication to the Credit Union Movement by nominating them for induction into the WAH Society. Learn more

Credit Union and Alliance Fundraisers
Fundraisers on behalf of the Foundation make a perfect addition to awareness campaigns that focus on the credit union difference. See a list of fundraising ideas and materials.

Ohio Credit Union Foundation Classic
Join your credit union peers for a day of golf, relaxation, networking and giving back every August. Can’t get out the office, but still want to participate in the annual Foundation fundraiser? Consider being an event sponsor. Look for information about the Classic in the summer.

CUAid is the national online disaster relief fundraising center for credit unions, through the National Credit Union Foundation.

Organization and individuals can make contributions to help credit unions and their members and staff recover from major disasters.