TCU Community Giving
TCU is committed to being involved in the communities we serve by offering our talent, time and treasure.
- Talent – Team Members serve on countless nonprofit boards, offering their expertise in finance and budgeting, management and a range of other skills.
- Time – Whether it’s serving as a mentor, a coach or building a home for someone in need, our Team Members give back to make our communities better places to live, work and raise a family.
- Treasure – TCU is committed financially to our communities, giving back more than $750,000 last year alone.
TCU gives back to the community through the TCU Foundation and with general financial support and sponsorships.
Community Financial Support
TCU accepts applications for consideration to support special programs, capital campaigns, general donations, sponsorships and memberships. The requests should fall within the arts, health care, economic development, community well-being, and in some instances educational requests that do not fall within the guidelines of the TCU Foundation.
The TCU Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to support the credit union’s vision of partnering with our communities to achieve their financial success. The Foundation focuses its efforts on four areas:
- Financial Literacy/Empowerment Programs covering specific financial principles that help individuals develop sound financial management skills.
- College Scholarships awarded to an accredited college, university, or other scholarship granting /distribution organization for the benefit of selected student(s). Students cannot apply directly to the TCU Foundation for a scholarship.
- High-Impact Educational Programs that have measurable results, are sustainable and provide long-term impact for participant achievement.
- Member Matching Initiatives supporting charities/causes of special interest to our members. Available to qualifying nonprofit organizations, these programs provide matching funds from TCU Foundation for member contributions to the organization. Member matching initiatives are subject to specific requirements and timelines. Organizations applying for matching funds must represent education, the arts, health and human services or economic development.
To request funding
To request funds from TCU or the TCU Foundation, please complete a Grant Request Form. The form is available:
- Directly Online
- As a "fillable" PDF form that can be saved to your computer and either mailed* or attached to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- As a printer-friendly paper application*
* Completed paper requests should be mailed to the TCU Foundation at the address below.
The Board of Directors of the TCU Foundation meets quarterly to consider funding requests. In general, requests should be submitted by December 15, March 15, June 15 and September 15 to be considered in the quarter.
Contributions to the TCU Foundation help to support the Foundation's mission to promote individual achievement in the arts, health care, economic development or community enhancement. Your tax-deductible contribution can be made at any TCU Service Center, or by mailing your donation to:
P.O. Box 1395
South Bend, IN 46624
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