Credit Union Foundation Of The Dakotas

The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas (CUFD) is a unique shared investment program that strengthens the credit union movement throughout the Dakotas, across the US, and worldwide. You choose to help all credit unions make a difference.

As a voluntary, cooperative venture, Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas works thanks to a strong partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), corporate credit unions, the National Cooperative Bank, and other state leagues and foundations.

The mission of the CUFD is "To build community awareness of the Dakota credit unions through support of children's charities in the Dakotas."

CUFD Brochure

Making a Difference in the Dakotas Web Conference Call
Click below to access the prerecorded spring conference call.

Making a difference in the Dakotas

Current CUFD Fundraisers and Events:

Donate to the Credit Union Foundations of the Dakotas
Individuals or organizations can donate directly to the CUFD by mailing a check with our donation form to the CUFD.

Credit Unions can also easily donate to the CUFD through the National Credit Union Foundation's (NCUF) Community Investment Fund (CIF).

NCUF's Community Investment Fund (CIF) is an award-winning philanthropic model that enables the credit union community to invest in a traditional deposit account, and contribute a portion of the interest earned to support NCUF's national grant programs as well as the good works of the credit union state league foundations.

By investing in the CIF's General Fund, you help to expand the capacity of credit unions in the Dakotas to serve their members and their communities, while earning a return for your credit union! Not to mention the investment is FDIC insured, you choose how much you want to donate, interest rates are competitive, there are no fees and you choose the type of investment!

Why is it good to have your credit union a part of the Community Investment Fund?

FAQ's about the CIF

Video on How to Invest and Participate
Past Foundation Recipients
*High School Students in Fargo and Minot through $MRTZ, a financial literacy seminar.
*Teacher Scholarshipf for SD Jump$tart Coalition
*Jr. Achievement of South Dakota
*Volunteers of America in the Dakotas
*Lutheran Social Services
*Consumer Credit Counseling Service
*2011 Flooding in the Dakotas
*ND Fire in Bucyrus
*Real World Camp for Elementary Students/ND Jump$tart Coalition-Bismarck and Fargo
*Rural Office of Community Services (VITA)
*Interlakes Community Action (VITA)
Apply for Foundation Funds
As of March 31, 2015 we will no longer be accepting applications for financial literacy grants/aid. Any applications that were approved before March 31, 2015 will be honored. 

Grant Guidelines and How to Apply


Grant Application
CUFD Grant Application.docx

Questions about the CUFD? Contact Katie Dressler at or call CUAD at 800.279.6328, ext. 968.
Foundation Board
Mike Reisnour, Chair - Dakota Plains CU
Guy Trenhaile, Vice Chair - Healthcare Plus FCU
Darla Erb, Secretary - Voyage FCU
Darla Schafer - Flasher Community CU
Shannon Webster - Town & Country CU
John Schlimgen - Alloya Corporate FCU
Peter Butterfield - Dakota Plains FCU
Hannibal Brumskine, Deputy Executive Director, COO/CFO - National Credit Union Foundation

Credit Unions Investing in the CIF Fund

Chairman's Club
(Investing at least.25% of assets)
Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
Med5 Federal Credit Union
Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union
Northern Hills Federal Credit Union
Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union
Town & Country Credit Union
Rapid City Telco Federal Credit Union
Flasher Community Credit Union
Voyage Federal Credit Union

Leadership Circle
(Investing at least .1% of assets)
Consumers Federal Credit Union
Service First Federal Credit Union
SODES Federal Credit Union
East River Federal Credit Union

Investors Circle
(Investing at least .09% of assets)
HB Telco Federal Credit Union
Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union
Good Samaritan Federal Credit Union
Aberdeen Federal Credit Union
Dakota Plains Credit Union