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3Rivers Credit Union Foundation

The mission of the 3Rivers Credit Union Foundation is to enhance the lives of people in the communities 3Rivers serves through the support of three key initiatives: financial literacy, education, and health and wellness.

Since its inception in 2015, the 3Rivers Credit Union Foundation has granted nearly $1.25M to 125 local non-profits.

Questions about 3Rivers Credit Union Foundation should be directed to: foundation@trfcu.org.

Organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and support recipients located in counties served by 3Rivers Federal Credit Union: Adams, Allen, Auglaize, DeKalb, Delaware, Hancock, Madison, Noble, Steuben, Union, Wayne, Wells, and/or Whitley. A minimum of 80% of requested funds should remain local.

Funding requests must be consistent with the mission of the 3Rivers Credit Union Foundation and must demonstrate specific goals with measurable qualitative and quantitative results.

Funding requests should not exceed $10,000; however, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union executive management retains discretionary flexibility as to the actual amount awarded.

All programs must complement the mission of the Foundation. Grants are awarded to programs or specific initiatives related to at least one of the following:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness

The 3Rivers Credit Union Foundation does not fund:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowment campaigns
  • General operating expenses
  • Individuals or individual projects
  • Political causes or candidates
  • Reduction or liquidation of debt
  • Religious organizations

Please note that while the Foundation will consider capital requests, it is strongly recommended that potential applicants contact foundation@trfcu.org prior to submitting a request.

Carefully read the instructions to ensure that all the information you provide is thorough and accurate. Detailed instructions are located within the (?) icons placed throughout the application.

You will not have the option to save the application, so please be ready to submit when you begin filling it out. As an extra precaution, consider typing some of your answers in a word document and then transfer the information to avoid losing it. A preview of the application is available here.

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Prior to completing your application, please have the following documents ready to submit:

  • IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter
  • Form W-9
  • Board of Directors
  • Program/Project Budget
  • Operating Budget

2023 Funding Schedule and Deadlines

All requests will be reviewed and evaluated on an individual basis by the Foundation Committee. Funding grant meetings will occur on a quarterly basis. Application deadline is 30 days prior to each funding meeting. Organizations not receiving a grant may re-apply the following grant cycle. Organizations receiving grants may apply again one full calendar year following receipt of their grant. In fairness to all, we do not accept late applications for any reason.

Last updated: 12/12/2022
Quarter Application Deadline Funding Announcement Made
Q1 Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Week of February 20, 2023
Q2 Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Week of May 22, 2023
Q3 Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Week of August 14, 2023
Q4 Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Week of November 20, 2023

Ready to Apply?

Quarter 1 applications are now CLOSED.  

Quarter 2 applications will be available the week of February 20, 2023.

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