The TCU Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to support the credit union’s vision of partnering with our communities. The TCU Foundation's focus is on Lifelong Learning to help achieve financial success in these areas:

  • Financial Education: These initiatives cover specific financial principles that help individuals develop sound financial management skills for children through adults.
  • Mentoring: Supporting programs that offer encouragement, coaching and support to students to help reach their full potential.
  • Scholarships:  Scholarships are awarded to an accredited college, university, or other scholarship granting/distribution organization for the benefit of selected students. Students cannot apply directly to the TCU Foundation for a scholarship.
  • Educational Programs: Supporting high-impact, measurable educational programs with lasting impact from preschool to adult education.
  • Member Matching Initiatives: These efforts support charities/causes of special interest to our members. Nonprofits in the area of education can apply for a matching grant.  If approved by the TCU Foundation, contributions given to the organization by our members will be matched. Each specific initiative/match is approved with specific requirements and timelines.


Contributions to the TCU Foundation help support the Foundation's vision of partnering with our communities to help them achieve their financial success. Your tax-deductible contribution can be made at any TCU Service Center, or by mailing your donation to:

TCU Foundation
P.O. Box 1395
South Bend, IN 46624

To Request Funding

The Board of Directors of the TCU Foundation meets quarterly to consider funding requests. In general, requests should be submitted by December 1, March 1, June 1 and September 1 to be considered in the quarter.

To request funds from TCU or the TCU Foundation, please complete the grant request form below.
Before starting, please gather the following documents:

  • IRS Determination Letter
  • Form 990 (if applicable)
  • Financial Statement and/or
  • Annual Report

Once submitted, your request will be reviewed to see if it meets the Foundation’s criteria.

For requests that do not align with the Foundation’s educational focus, including sponsorship or donation requests, please contact your local TCU Service Center or email [email protected].  Your request may be better suited for consideration by TCU.

TCU Foundation Grant Request Form

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Applicant Information

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What percentage of your organization’s annual budget is directed toward the following:*

Is your organization already a member of TCU?*

Do any TCU Team Members currently volunteer with your organization or serve on your board of directors?* 

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Project/funding request details.*

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In addition to funding, are you requesting TCU volunteers for your project?*

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Financial Information

Tax-Exempt Status
Is your organization a 501(c)(3) as defined by the IRS?*  

If yes, please attach a copy of your organization's IRS determination letter that you received when you were granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, as well as your most recent IRS Form 990 (if applicable).
IRS Determination Letter

Form 990 (if applicable)

Previous Funding from TCU Foundation
Has your organization received funding from TCU or the TCU Foundation in the last three years?*

Please attach your most recent financial statements and/or annual report.
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Annual Report

Please attach any additional supporting information prior to pressing "SUBMIT." If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].