Professional Development Grant Application

Is there a conference, workshop, online, or self-study course that is relevant to your credit union responsibilities, but your budget could use some help funding the expense?

The Foundation’s Professional Development Grants grants fund registration costs associated with training or development opportunities for employees and volunteers that will strengthen their abilities and directly benefit the credit union and its members.

Grants applications are evaluated based on your ability to present:
• Demonstrated and documented need
• The potential positive impact the training will have on you, the credit union, and its members

In many cases, the grant amount awarded will not exceed the registration fee or tuition amount for the conference or program.

Grants must be submitted 30 days or more before the event occurs in order to allow for processing. In rare and extreme situations, exceptions may be made when merited. To request an expedited grant review, you must contact the Foundation immediately upon submitting the application. Grants received prior to the first date of the training session for which you are seeking funding will not be considered.

If applying for InVest48 registration, please limit grant requests to two per credit union, and submit by April 1.

Professional Development Grant Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Attach information that documents the program’s curriculum and cost.
  • (i.e. Ohio League, CUNA, or CUES)
  • 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.

Successful applicants must mention the Ohio Credit Union Foundation as having provided grant funding in all press releases, news stories, articles, interviews, and web site 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.

Kim Connor, Director Member Experience, 614-923-9748