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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:

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

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

Grants are generally awarded to project, programs, and/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:

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

Please note that while the Foundation will consider capital requests, it is strongly recommended that potential applicants contact 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

2022 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: 1/26/2022
Quarter Application Deadline Funding Meeting
Q1 Friday, February 4, 2022 Friday, February 25, 2022
Q2 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Friday, May 20, 2022
Q3 Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Friday, August 19, 2022
Q4 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Friday, November 18, 2022

Ready to Apply?

Quarter 4 grant applications are now available!


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