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.

Support Your Foundation

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

2020 Foundation Impact Report

Discover how the Foundation made an impact for credit union communities during difficult times.

Upcoming Conference

2021 Principles & Philosophy Conference

Put these foundational concepts to work in everyday operations at your CU.

Foundation Cookbook

Cooking with Cornerstone

Order a cookbook for you or a friend today.

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

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

Financial Education

Financial Capability

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


  • Caroline Willard delivers state of the union to Dallas Chapter

    Cornerstone League President/CEO Caroline Willard addressed the Dallas Chapter of Credit Unions on Wednesday, giving a state of the union address. In addition to the League, Willard leads the Foundation and Resources, the League’s service corporation, serving approximately 450 credit unions.
  • United CU supports Foundation and has a little fun

    In Tyler, Texas, the staff at United Credit Union is always looking for ways to have fun with their members and find new ideas for giveaways. At the end of the year, the credit union promoted a “Kick 2020 to the Curb” campaign, giving away SWAG bags full of credit union goodies and Cooking with Cornerstone cookbooks.
  • Cornerstone Foundation awarded 160K in disaster funds in 2020

    In 2020, the Cornerstone Foundation granted $160,125 in disaster relief funds to credit union employees and volunteers in the Cornerstone region, aiding in the recovery from hurricanes, tropical storms, ice storms, house fires, and wind and hail storms.


    4 October, 2021-6 October, 2021

    Principles & Philosophy Conference

    Dallas, TX

    A conference 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.

    25 April, 2022-27 April, 2022

    CU FinHealth22

    San Antonio, TX

    Join Cornerstone Foundation, National Credit Union Foundation, and the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues in San Antonio for a financial capability conference.

Cornerstone Foundation holds various opportunities and fundraisers throughout the year. Keep checking back for more events.

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