Cornerstone Foundation

True to our "People Helping People" philosophy, and our mission, "Empowering People to Improve Their Financial Well Being," we are dedicated to helping credit unions make a difference in the lives of the members and communities they serve.

The Cornerstone Foundation receives financial support from credit unions, corporate partners, individuals, Cornerstone League, Cornerstone Resources and grants from other foundations.

Discover how your foundation put its mission into action in 2022.

Support Your Foundation

Join the individuals and organizations working together to strengthen the credit union movement.

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Apply for a Grant

The Cornerstone Foundation provides grants and scholarships to support professional development, community development projects, and disaster relief. Most grants have a deadline of March 1, 2023.


Upcoming Conference

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Party Fundraiser

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Cooking with Cornerstone

Join us June 12-14 in Allen, TX for an event dedicated to the cooperative principles and the credit union difference.

Cheer on your credit union peers as they battle it out in an epic lip-synching contest at this year’s ELEVATE in September.

Cooking with Cornerstone offers a way for the Cornerstone community to connect while also raising funds for your Cornerstone Foundation. 

Your Goals... Your Growth... Your Foundation

We are working to make a difference through three main initiatives:

Financial Education

Financial Wellness

Promote and implement financial education.


CU Development

Provide assistance for credit union staff training.


Disaster Relief

Support employees & volunteers after a disaster.

Inside the Foundation



    Foundation Community Development Grants Webinar


    Community Development Grants are intended to support the unique community development needs of your credit union members. Learn more this Community Development Grant informational webinar.

    Principles & Philosophy Workshop

    Allen, TX

    An event dedicated to the cooperative principles and the credit union difference. Ideal for individuals just getting started in the movement or those looking for a refresher.

    DEs Dig In – Cooperative Learning Opportunities


    Join us as we dig into how the twelve development issues are impacting the communities and members you serve, discuss project ideas, and network with your fellow Cornerstone DEs.


    Oklahoma City, OK

    Join us at ELEVATE in Oklahoma City for an epic lip-syncing battle.

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