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 Winners

THANK YOU for participating in our raffle and taking a chance and making a difference to many organizations that provide financial literacy services and disaster aid across the Dakotas.

Here is a complete listing of the winners from the 2014 Summer Raffle:

Grand Prize winner of $1,000 as Cash Give-Away is - C. Fredua-Mensah, University Federal Credit Union

$500 prize winners:
Jane Ramsell, HB Telco Federal Credit Union
Shawn Deisz, Capital Credit Union
$100 prize winners:
Crystal Schmidt, Affinity First Federal Credit Union
Ken Geiger, Capital Credit Union
$50 prize winners:
Steve Gebhardt, Dakota Plains Credit Union
Crystal Wilson, Service First Federal Credit Union
Keith Zander, Fargo VA Federal Credit Union
Travis Kasten, Service First Federal Credit Union
Sam Holcomb, Black Hills Federal Credit Union
Brandee Schwartz, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union
Reminder: Individual winners are responsible for paying taxes on prizes and will receive a 1099-MISC.

Questions? Email or call 701.226.2919.

The Second Annual Summer Foundation Raffle would not be made possible without the donations of the following credit unions to help cover expenses: Avanti FCU, Community CU, Dakotaland FCU, Dakota Plains CU, Dakota Plains FCU, East River FCU, Flasher Community CU, GEM FCU, Healthcare Plus FCU, Hometown CU, LaMoure CU, Med5 FCU, Med Park CU, Norstar FCU, Northern Hills FCU, Oahe FCU, Railway CU, Riverfork FCU, Sioux Falls FCU, Town & Country CU, Vermillion FCU, and Voyage FCU. The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas thanks you for your continured support and participation in our efforts.
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

Grant Application
CUFD Grant Application.docx

Questions about the CUFD? Contact Amy Jo Johnson at or call CUAD at 800.279.6328.
Foundation Board
Mike Reisnour, Chair - Dakota Plains CU
Guy Trenhaile, Vice Chair - Healthcare Plus FCU
Darla Erb, Secretary - Voyage FCU
Darla Schafer - Flasher Community CU
Shannon Webster - Town & Country CU
John Schlimgen - Alloya Corporate FCU
Peter Butterfield - Dakota Plains FCU
Tom Candell, Treasurer - 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