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Small Credit Union Tools & Handouts

The Cornerstone Credit Union League's Small Credit Union Development Department continuously strives to provide helpful resources and tools to help small credit unions grow and thrive. In this section, you will find many handouts presented by our Small Credit Union Sub-Committee, a “Required Policies List”, and several presentations and handouts from various small credit union workshops held.

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Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation - The 501(c)(3) public charity of the Cornerstone Credit Union League. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting financial education programs for youth and adults, providing access to professional development for credit union staff and volunteers, and offering financial relief for credit union staff when disaster strikes. They receive financial support from credit unions, corporate partners, individuals, the Cornerstone Credit Union League, Credit Union Resources, Inc. and grants from other foundations.

CUNA Small Credit Union Resources - Your credit union could be considered small but it plays a big role to your members and the credit union movement. Credit Union National Association is committed to helping you stay strong and viable with these opportunities dedicated to the needs of small credit unions.

CUNA Small Credit Union Committee - The success of smaller credit unions is vital to the future of the credit union movement. The committee will be comprised chiefly of officials from smaller credit unions and will track issues affecting small credit unions. The committee will also promote unity between credit unions of all sizes and strive to defend against any and all threats to their cooperative, not-for-profit, democratic structure. Although there is no precise measure of "Small," the committee will use $100 million in assets as a rough definition, recognizing that factors other than size may determine the characterization of a "small" credit union

NCUA’s Credit Union Resources and Expansion (CURE) - The mission of CURE is to “Let us help you grow” by assisting credit unions through various stages of strategic development and expansion. They will provide support to low income, minority, and any credit union seeking assistance with chartering, charter conversions, by-law amendments, field-of-membership expansion requests and low-income designation. Besides chartering and field of membership, credit unions will have access to online training and resources, the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund, Community Development Financial Institutions streamlined certification application and a program for preserving and growing minority depository institutions.  

Please keep checking back for additional tools, resources and handouts as we continually update this section.