About Us

The Nusenda Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2015 to support and expand the credit union’s philanthropic efforts and community outreach. The foundation aims to enhance the education, health, social and economic conditions of the communities our members live in. Through holistic and comprehensive partnerships with organizations across the state, we work together to champion programs that are carefully cultivated to authentically serve our unique and diverse population and the challenges they face.

Our mission is to create stronger communities where members live and work through collaborative partnerships; and by investing in innovative solutions to improve education, health, social, and economic outcomes. We operate as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in partnership with the operations of the credit union; Nusenda Foundation’s flagship program is Community Rewards®, a grant program that provides grant funds to organizations in the areas we serve to support our most vulnerable populations. 

In addition to Community Rewards, Nusenda Foundation leverages resources to provide emergency support during the times of extraordinary need.