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.

Purpose: To build community awareness of Dakota credit unions through support of children’s charities; community and social impact organizations or projects; financial education and financial literacy programs through the credit union chapter system; and to provide higher education scholarships throughout our service region in the Dakotas.

Mission: To establish a charitable Credit Union Foundation so that we can sustain long lasting contributions with a more significant impact on our Dakota credit unions and their communities they serve.

Current CUFD Fundraisers and Events:


The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas (CUFD) is excited to launch another new initiative, the Dakota Credit Unions Care Campaign. The CUFD is encouraging all ND and SD credit unions to participate in this month-long campaign running throughout October 2017, in conjunction with Cooperative Month and International Credit Union Day.  

To learn more, click here.
We also are happy to supply you with posters, Facebook cover photos, Social Media Icons, and T-Shirt Logos.

For questions or concerns, please contact Katie Dressler.  

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
Darla Schafer, Vice Chair - Flasher Community CU
Katie Dressler, Secretary/Staff Liaison - CUAD
Darla Erb - Voyage FCU
Shannon Webster - Town & Country CU
Abby Murano- Aberdeen Federal Credit Union
Jane Duerre- Norstar Federal Credit Union
Jeff Olson- CUAD
John Schlimgen - Alloya Corporate 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