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FCU's Foundation for Our Communities

Babies foot in ring

Bounce house Brian and Renee

 

Who We've Already Supported
Effective Date: Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
CommunityTotal Received to Date
Reese $103,313
Richville $47,737
Vassar $146,722
Millington $49,877
Birch Run $14,004
Saginaw $240,011
Freeland $20,500
Frankenmuth $269,019
Munger $400
Hemlock $905
Cass City $1,850
Caro $53,179
Flint $1,905
Frankentrost $11,822
Otisville $30,675
Rockford $6,000
Elkton $16,000
Bay City $28,500
Tuscola $52,971

Imagine saving the life of a baby that is so small his foot fits inside his mothers wedding ring.

Imagine a family being saved from a house fire because the daughter learned about fire safety from a fire safety bounce house.

Imagine a park that is now used by the community because it's playground equipment is updated.

This and many more things is what YOUR Frankenmuth Credit Union Foundation for Our Communities has, and is, doing in the communities we all live in. Your foundation has been able to help provide funding that is truly making a positive impact around you. Sure, Frankenmuth Credit Union could have gone the easy route and paid all our members patronage dividends ranging from $.10 to $25, but what impact would that have really made on your pocket book? What would have been the best way to calculate how people should get paid out? Instead those dollars were used to fund your foundation. You, and the rest of the owners of Frankenmuth Credit Union, are saving lives and improving communities - and that my friends, is something to be proud of. 

The Frankenmuth Credit Union Foundation for Our Communities is a source of grants to promote the betterment of all of our communities. Applying for a grant is easy.

Some of the criteria for our FCU Foundation for Our Communities include:

  • Will give consideration to organizations that meet the IRS guidelines for non-profit organizations (i.e. 501(c)3 and/or 502(c)4) 
  • Must serve a need within Frankenmuth Credit Union's (FCU) field of membership. 
  • Supports charitable purposes which further the betterment of the communities served by FCU
  • Consideration given to entity/member request with established relationship with FCU
  • Targeting 30% of funds dispersed for youth-related purposes, 40% of funds dispersed to community-related purposes and 30% to other
  • The foundation board will meet once a quarter.
  • Applications must be received by March 15, June 15, September 15, or December 15. Applications can be mailed to: Frankenmuth Credit Union, Attn: Marketing, P.O. Box 209, Frankenmuth MI 48734 or dropped off at any Frankenmuth Credit Union office, attention marketing.  
  • Funds can not be used for current general operating or maintenance expenses
  • Funds cannot support one religion over another and cannot support one certain political representative, party or cause.
  • Will not fund individuals, except in the case of scholarships. 
  • Applicants may be asked to present in person to the FCU Foundation for Our Communities board 

Upcoming quarterly review meetings presently scheduled:


January 30, 2019
April 30, 2019
August 13, 2019
October 29, 2019

trash can Pic with Macbooks Reese Public Schools

 

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