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Minnco Foundation

History

The Minnco Credit Union Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was established by Minnco Credit Union in 2017, to support financial education in our schools and charitable initiatives in our communities.

Mission Statement

The Minnco Foundation supports financial literacy and charitable initiatives in our communities.

Financial Literacy

Minnco has sponsored an online financial education program in partnership with Banzai in our high schools for the last four years at no cost to the schools. We have sponsored seven schools and reached over 1300 students. We have also given many presentations on financial education at many of our local schools and colleges. The Foundation will continue to help support our schools and teachers with Financial Education and funds for students and teachers.

Community Support

In 2021, the Foundation sponsored an online and workbook based financial education program in six high schools. The sponsorship was formed through a partnership with Banzai using their curriculum. The areas covered in the program include savings, budgeting, credit scores, financing higher education, renting vs. owning, unexpected expenses and more. The Foundation reached over 304 students at 6 schools with Banzai in the 2021 school year. The high schools sponsored are:

  • Anoka
  • St. Francis
  • Big Lake
  • Monticello
  • Braham
  • St. Michael/Albertville

In March 2021, the Foundation and the credit union partnered to raise money and food for local food shelves. The Foundation raised over $27,000 for local food shelves.

In August 2021, the Foundation worked in partnership with the credit union for a school supply drive. In total all 6 credit union branches collected supplies for local schools, including:

  • Andover Elementary and High School
  • Crooked Lake School
  • Big Lake - Liberty Elementary and Independent Elementary
  • Cambridge - Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High School
  • Braham Elementary
  • Cambridge Christian Academy
  • North Branch Area Middle School and Sunrise Elementary
  • Isanti - Primary, Intermediate and Secondary

The Foundation also supported charitable organizations and initiatives in the communities we serve. The organizations and initiatives supported with money and staff volunteer work include:

  • Big Lake Student Council Hornet Hospitality Room
  • Big Lake Community Food Shelf
  • The Wave Youth Center
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Polaris Battalion US Naval Sea Cadet Program
  • Family Pathways - Black Dog Hill Shelter
  • North Branch Lions Club
  • Isanti County Sheriff - Project Lifesaver Program
  • Cambridge Fire Department
  • Heavenly Sunshine Preschool
  • Angel Tree
  • Angel Tree Prison Fellowship
  • New Pathways
  • First Baptist Church - Mercy and Hope Event
  • Lakes & Pines CAC, Inc.
  • Rock Steady Boxing
  • Alexandra House Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Havens for Heroes Homeless Shelter
  • Hope 4 Youth Teen Homeless Shelter

Donate

In order to support our mission, we rely on the generous donations from our members along with our community and business partners. There are many ways you can help support our Foundation including participating in our fundraisers or by using NetGiver to donate directly to the Minnco Foundation. 100% of your donation will go to the Foundation and you can also support our non-profit partners at the same time. Your donations may be tax deductible, please contact your tax advisor.

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