Grant Cycle

Grants are awarded to Ohio-based credit unions on a bi-monthly cycle to ensure timely processing of the increasing numbers of applications received. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year, and notification of awards occurs bi-monthly.

Grant Results Report

Upon completion of your grant-funded project, please complete the following associated results report.

Applications Submitted:
Notification By:
Dec. 15 – Feb. 28 March 31
March 1 – April 30 May 31
May 1 – June 30 July 31
July 1 – Aug. 31 Sept. 30
Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 Nov. 30
Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 Jan. 15
Becky Hart Student Internship Scholarship

The Becky Hart Student Internship Scholarships honors long-time League executive Becky Hart (employed at the League from 1991 to 2015), who passionately believed in the power of credit unions and nurturing of people. The scholarship provides funds to hire student interns to work at Ohio credit unions, exposing more young people to the Credit Union Movement as a career opportunity.

William A. Herring Social Responsibility Grant

These grants support credit union social responsibility and financial services initiatives that impact people of modest means and benefit the broader community within which the credit union and its members reside.

Financial Education Grant

These grants help credit unions implement programs within their communities that provide financial services and financial education to the community, local schools, diverse populations, or members.

Professional Development Grant

Available for registration expenses to attend conferences, workshops, and online and self-study opportunities relevant to the credit union movement by strengthening an employee’s or volunteer’s abilities, as well as the future of their credit union.

Richard Blake Scholarship

Honors former Ohio Credit Union League chairman and director emeritus Richard Blake and provides registration funds for one credit union leader to attend the National Governmental Affairs Conference held each March in Washington, D.C.

Jacquie Fisher Memorial Scholarship

Honors Jacquie Fisher, a long-time employee of the Ohio Credit Union League and America's Credit Unions, and provides one credit union leader tuition for one year of America's Credit Unions Management School. Credit union employees may apply for the scholarship each year that tuition assistance is needed.

Louise McCarren Herring Credit Union Development Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available to attend the National Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program held each April and August. The DE program is an intensive immersion training that explores the cooperative business model and how the Credit Union Movement can survive. Learn more about the DE Program.

Disaster Relief Grant

These grants are available to help credit unions, their members, and communities following a catastrophic event.

2021 New Beginnings Special Project

The Ohio Credit Union Foundation believes in building stronger communities and removing reentry barriers through credit union partnerships. This specialized grant program is designed to give people a way forward and an opportunity to feel financially empowered. The grant will provide one-time support for programs, projects, or initiatives that prioritize individuals reentering local communities. Funding is open to both new/pilot or existing programs, projects, or initiatives.

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