Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

Grant Eligibility and Applications

The Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation (PACUF) changes people's lives by promoting financial education, disaster relief and credit union relevance.  In keeping with this mission, the Foundation offers grants in four primary categories:  Financial Literacy, small Credit Union Assistance, Professional Development and Disaster Relief.

To learn more about each of these grants and to access an application, please select one of the links below:  (Please print and complete, or complete online using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.)

PLEASE NOTE:  A credit union applicant must demonstrate financial viability by:

  • Maintaining Net Worth of 8% or greater; and
  • Earning a positive ROA for the current year and two prior years; or
  • Providing an acceptable plan for improvement in a reasonable amount of time for either/both.

Please submit a plan along with your grant application, which addresses how you plan to increase a <8% Net Worth Ratio and/or how you will maintain a positive ROA.


Financial Literacy

  • School, Adult or Workplace Education programs
  • Materials, Audio/Visual Purchases
  • Financial Literacy Website Development
  • School-based Branch Development
  • Training the Trainers

Grant Criteria


Small Credit Union Assistance

  • Technology equipment - computers, printers, servers, ATMs
  • Member Access - Share Draft, ACH, Debit Cards
  • Online, Mobile Banking - Software, Bill Pay, eMarketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing - Direct mail, advertising
  • EMV - Implementation of EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa)

 Grant Criteria


Professional Development

  • Judge/Bradley Leadership School
  • Other credit union-related training

 Grant Criteria



  • Webinars

Grant Criteria


Disaster Relief

  • Activated when a credit union and/or credit union employees are negatively impacted by a disaster.  Support under this category may be in conjunction with CUAid.



Questions?  Please contact Kathleen Fey, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation
4309 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110
1-800-932-0661 or 717-234-3156  x 5244




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