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Friends of the Foundation Membership

True to our People Helping People philosophy, and our mission, Empowering Credit Unions to Impact Their Communities, the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is dedicated to being a force for good through our three main initiatives: Credit Union Development, Financial Wellness, and Disaster Relief. Read more about our impact.

We remain diligent in serving credit unions, communities, and members where they are. Additionally, we seek to preserve and strengthen the CU system that past generations have built to ensure tomorrow’s credit union movement is secure.



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You have the opportunity to demonstrate the combined strength of credit unions as a force for good and help us ensure the sustainability of credit unions by becoming a Friend of the Foundation.

Friends of the Foundation FAQs

By adding the Cornerstone Foundation as an Affiliate Association to your credit union’s field of membership, all ‘Friends of The Foundation’ members will be eligible to join your credit union.

Is my credit union eligible to participate in the Friends of the Foundation Program?
Do I have to participate in Shared Branching or an ATM Network to be eligible for the Friends of the Foundation program?
What is the process of adding the Cornerstone Foundation as an Affiliate Association?
What is the process after the Foundation is approved as an Affiliate Association of your credit union?
What are the benefits of my credit union adding the Cornerstone Foundation as an Affiliate Association?
What is the cost to become a Friend of the Foundation?
Are businesses eligible to become a Friend of the Foundation?
If a Friend chooses not to renew their annual membership, will they still be a member of the respective credit union?
What benefits do Friends of the Foundation receive?

As a Friend of the Foundation, you will gain several exclusive member benefits:


  • Champion the people helping people philosophy through monetary and system support.
  • Receive a quarterly electronic newsletter from the Foundation on resources, programs, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Become eligible for membership opportunities with participating credit unions to access financial products and services.
  • Access free, one-on-one financial counseling, debt management services, and financial education resources through the Foundation’s partnership with BALANCE, a leading national nonprofit organization. BALANCE also offers free monthly webinars and workshops.
  • Opportunity to elect two Advisory Trustees to represent the interest of the membership on the Cornerstone Foundation’s Board of Trustees.


For more information on membership benefits or how to get more involved with the Foundation, reach out to Foundation staff today! 

I am currently a Friend of the Foundation.