July 2022
Guided by the credit union philosophy
of people helping people, the
Iowa Credit Union Foundation works to champion financial well-being for all.
Don't Miss Your Chance to Register for the 2022 ICUF Benefit Night!
There is less that a month to register for ICUF's premier fundraising event of the year - don't miss out!

ICUF Benefit Night will be held Monday, August 29 in Des Moines during the 2022 Iowa Credit Union Convention. Attendees will enjoy a delicious meal and live entertainment by The Kingfish Band (back again by popular demand).

During Benefit Night, we will recognize and celebrate outstanding credit union leaders through the presentation of the ICUF Community Impact Awards.  

Benefit Night would not be possible without the generous donations of our supporters. If you're unable to join us in person, please consider becoming an event sponsor or donating a package to the auction.
Benefit Night Auction Donation Submissions to Close August 10
Each year, ICUF hosts an auction during Benefit Night. We rely on generous donations from ICUF supporters to fulfill auction offerings. Have you or your organization considered a donation?

The auction will be held on a virtual platform beginning the opening day of the Iowa Credit Union Convention on August 28 and closing at the conclusion of the Benefit Night Fundraiser on August 29.

If you'd like to donate a auction item, please complete this form and send it back to ICUF via email with a high-quality photo(s) for the auction website. Auction submissions are due by August 10.
Check Out New Items in ICUF Store
Heading to the golf course this summer? Support and
promote ICUF!

Represent ICUF by sporting the new ICUF baseball cap
and golf towel available now in the ICUF Store.
Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation
Gov. Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Emmet, Hancock, O'Brien, and Winnebago counties in response to severe weather on July 5. The proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather.  

The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses.

ICUF’s Disaster Relief Grant Program is also an available option for impacted credit union members. Disaster grant resources are limited and provide emergency cash assistance to Iowa credit union members who have been displaced from their homes due to significant damage caused by a natural disaster.

Contact info@iowacreditunionfoundation.org for more information.
Iowa Homeowner Assistance Fund: An Available Resource
The Iowa Homeowner Assistance Fund program provides eligible homeowners assistance with mortgage payments and related property expenses.

Learn more about eligibility and apply here.
The Gender Gap in Financial Health
The Financial Health Network has published new data on the sizable gap in financial health between men and women, which worsened during the pandemic. The study identifies the factors of the disparity and proposes a range of policies and solutions.

Check out the study here, and consider how it impacts those in your communities.
Register for the Filene Research Event
Want to learn more how to create sustainable partnerships, ecosystems and infrastructures? Register for the hybrid Filene event "Building your Future Through Infrastructures and Ecosystems," August 1-2 and learn from industry leaders best practice examples and insights on ecosystem building.

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Thank you to our donors!
Thank you to our recent donors, who made contributions to support ICUF's mission-based initiatives.

  • Quad Cities Community Foundation - Ascentra Credit Union Foundation Endowment
  • Matthew De Bisschop
  • Chelsie Madden
For questions regarding any information in the newsletter, please contact Ena Babic Barnes at 515.221.3002.
ICUF was established in 1995. Our mission is guided by the credit union philosophy of people helping people. ICUF works to champion financial well-being for all.