Credit Union Foundation Of The Dakotas

The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas (CUFD) is a unique shared investment program that strengthens the credit union movement throughout the Dakotas, across the US, and worldwide. You choose to help all credit unions make a difference.

As a voluntary, cooperative venture, Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas works thanks to a strong partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), corporate credit unions, the National Cooperative Bank, and other state leagues and foundations.

The mission of the CUFD is to "Provide broad based financial education for credit union members, their employees, and respective communities in North and South Dakota. In addition, we support our credit unions in their efforts to carry out the people helping people philosophy in times of need."

CUFD Brochure

Making a Difference in the Dakotas Web Conference Call
Click below to access the prerecorded spring conference call.

Making a difference in the Dakotas

Current CUFD Fundraisers and Events:

Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas Summer Raffle

Looking for some extra cash this summer? How about that vacation you’ve been waiting for all winter long?  Try your luck while making a difference in the Dakotas with the second annual Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas Summer Raffle!


When? Tickets can be purchased June 4-July 31. The more you purchase, your increased chances to win!  


How? Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.  Tickets can be purchased at your credit union or from anyone selling tickets!  Please have the participating credit union mail all ticket sales to Credit Union Association of the Dakotas; 2005 N Kavaney Dr.; Bismarck, ND 58501 before July 31. Checks can be made payable to NCUF-CUFD.

Who?  Anyone can purchase a ticket.  The drawing will be held on August 7 at 3:00 p.m. CDT Names will be displayed at  

What? The Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000 as a Cash Give-Away.  There will be 2-$500 Prize winners 2 - $100 Prize winners and 6 - $50 Prize winners.  Purchase of tickets is not tax deductible and receipts will not be provided for the purchase of raffle tickets. Individual winners are responsible for paying taxes on prizes and will receive a 1099.

Why? By taking a chance, you will be making a difference to many organizations that provide financial literacy services and disaster aid across the Dakotas.  Past Foundation Recipients Include

·        Funding of Junior Achievement programs throughout the states

·        Lutheran Social Services financial literacy program on the Lower Bruelle reservation 

·        Minot Financial $martz Program

·        Volunteers of Americas in the Dakotas 

·        2011 North Dakota Floods

·        Bucyrus Fire 

·        2013 Blizzard to support SD Cattlemen.

For more information on the Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas please contact Amy Jo at .
Donate to the Credit Union Foundations of the Dakotas
Individuals or organizations can donate directly to the CUFD by mailing a check with our donation form to the CUFD.

Credit Unions can also easily donate to the CUFD through the National Credit Union Foundation's (NCUF) Community Investment Fund (CIF).

NCUF's Community Investment Fund (CIF) is an award-winning philanthropic model that enables the credit union community to invest in a traditional deposit account, and contribute a portion of the interest earned to support NCUF's national grant programs as well as the good works of the credit union state league foundations.

By investing in the CIF's General Fund, you help to expand the capacity of credit unions in the Dakotas to serve their members and their communities, while earning a return for your credit union! Not to mention the investment is FDIC insured, you choose how much you want to donate, interest rates are competitive, there are no fees and you choose the type of investment!

Why is it good to have your credit union a part of the Community Investment Fund?

FAQ's about the CIF

Video on How to Invest and Participate
Past Foundation Recipients
*High School Students in Fargo and Minot through $MRTZ, a financial literacy seminar.
*Teacher Scholarshipf for SD Jump$tart Coalition
*Jr. Achievement of South Dakota
*Volunteers of America in the Dakotas
*Lutheran Social Services
*Consumer Credit Counseling Service
*2011 Flooding in the Dakotas
*ND Fire in Bucyrus
*Real World Camp for Elementary Students/ND Jump$tart Coalition-Bismarck and Fargo
*Rural Office of Community Services (VITA)
*Interlakes Community Action (VITA)
Apply for Foundation Funds
Grant Guidelines and How to Apply
CUFD Grant Guidelines.docx 

Grant Application
CUFD Grant Application.docx

Questions about the CUFD? Contact Amy Jo Johnson at or call CUAD at 800.279.6328.
Foundation Board
Peter Butterfield, Chair
Darla Erb, Vice Chair
Guy Trenhaile, Secretary/Treasurer
Darla Schafer
Shannon Webster
John Schlimgen
Mike Reisnour
Tom Candell - National Credit Union Foundation

Credit Unions Investing in the CIF Fund

Chairman's Club
(Investing at least.25% of assets)
Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
Med5 Federal Credit Union
Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union
Northern Hills Federal Credit Union
Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union
Town & Country Credit Union
Rapid City Telco Federal Credit Union
Flasher Community Credit Union
Voyage Federal Credit Union

Leadership Circle
(Investing at least .1% of assets)
Consumers Federal Credit Union
Service First Federal Credit Union
SODES Federal Credit Union
East River Federal Credit Union

Investors Circle
(Investing at least .09% of assets)
HB Telco Federal Credit Union
Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union
Good Samaritan Federal Credit Union
Aberdeen Federal Credit Union
Dakota Plains Credit Union