The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation supports efforts to reach unserved and unrepresented communities in Wisconsin that struggle to be served by traditional financial services. In 2023, the Inclusion Fund Grant was introduced to connect credit unions with the resources that are offered by Coopera Consulting to implement programs and services for multi-cultural markets.
Applications are accepted February 15 through April 30, annually. Winners are notified by May 31. Applications must be postmarked by the last day of each grant cycle to be considered for funding during that cycle. Applications received after the last day of each cycle will be held for consideration in the next grant cycle.
Eligibility and Scope
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation Inclusion Fund Grants supports Wisconsin credit union's efforts to reach unserved and unrepresented populations, with a focus on multi-cultural demographics. The funds from this grant are applied to the cost of using Coopera Consulting
for market analysis, strategic development, improving business practices, and more. The ideal credit union will have the capacity to implement recommendations made by Coopera Consulting, invest in their community, track progress, manage a multi-year project, and add recommendations from Coopera to their strategic plan. Additionally, the credit union should have the staff capacity to ensure success.
Josh Roberts at (608) 640-4065.
Co-op Credit Union, Fort Community Credit Union, Prospera Credit Union, Southern Lakes Credit Union