The Richard Blake Scholarship honors its late namesake who was a former Ohio Credit Union League director, board chairman, and director emeritus, and former CUNA national director by providing funds for the registration costs to attend the GAC. In situations of extreme and well-explained need, funds may also be awarded for lodging and transportation.

Please note:

  • Credit unions will be reimbursed after the event is successfully completed and a grant results report is received.
  • Deadline for applications is 30 days before the first day of the GAC.
Grant Application
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  • Attach information that documents the program’s curriculum and cost.
  • Explain your role and responsibilities at your credit union and how attending the GAC factors into them.
  • A detailed budget MUST be attached to your grant application (along with event curriculum and cost detail, if appropriate). The detailed budget should specify which lines items the Foundation grant would cover and which the credit union and other community partners will fund.
  • By typing the name of your supervisor/manager/CEO, you attest that they consent to you applying for an OCUF grant.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.

Successful applicants must mention the Ohio Credit Union Foundation as having provided grant funding in all press releases, news stories, articles, interviews, and website references. A suggested credit line is the following: “[Your Credit Union Name] received funding through a grant from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation.” Copies of the above materials must be provided to the OCUF.