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.
OCUF FUNDING RECOGNITION
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.
CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS
Peggy Campbell, Member Support Specialist, 614-923-9736
Kim Connor, Director Member Experience, 614-923-9748