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 help them achieve their financial success in four areas:

  • Financial Literacy/Empowerment Programs: These initiatives cover specific financial principles that help individuals develop sound financial management skills.
  • College 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.
  • High-Impact Educational Programs: We focus on programs that have measurable results, are sustainable and provide long-term impact for participant achievement.
  • Member Matching Initiatives. These efforts support 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


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 15, March 15, June 15 and September 15 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 or is better suited for consideration by TCU.

TCU Foundation Grant Request Form

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Applicant Information
First Name*
Last Name*
Street Address*
Address Line 2
Organization Website
Provide a brief description of your organization.*
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What percentage of your organization’s annual budget is directed toward the following:*
Program/Project Expenses:

Operational Expenses (administration, salaries, overhead, etc.):
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?* 

If yes, please provide further information.
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Project/funding request details.*
Please provide a description of your project/funding request. You can upload any additional or supporting documentation using the link at the bottom of this form.
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Describe the impact on the community and the expected outcomes of your project.
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Total project cost*
Amount requested from TCU*
In addition to funding, are you requesting TCU volunteers for your project?*

If yes, specify total number of volunteers/volunteer hours needed.
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Please specify recognition (if any) TCU will receive if request is approved (Naming rights, social media announcement, press release, etc.)*
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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