Direct Contributions

The New Jersey Credit Union Foundation uses many ways to raise funds to continue to do the work we do spreading financial education in the state of New Jersey and aiding small credit unions. Through Community Investment Fund participation, coming to or supporting our events, and direct contributions, credit unions, vendors and anyone else who would like to can support the NJ Credit Union Foundation.

Below you will find suggested giving levels for direct contributions, though we gladly accept any contribution.

Contribution Levels*:
$6,000                         Diamond Sponsor
$3,000                         Platinum Sponsor
$1,000                         Gold Sponsor
$500                            Silver Sponsor
$250                            Bronze Sponsor
$100                            Patron Sponsor

*Please note that all contributions are tax deductible. Donors will receive a letter for tax purposes.


The New Jersey Credit Union Foundation has joined the AmazonSmile fundraising program. Through AmazonSmile, the Foundation receives 0.5% of eligible purchases made through the program. 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support the Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile to benefit the Foundation, click here

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. 

This is great way to support the Foundation while doing your everyday shopping on Amazon!

You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding, or baby registry, and other account settings, are also the same.

To learn more about AmazonSmile, click here


Community Investment Fund

Share a Slice of the Pie

CIF is an Easy Way to Make a Big Difference
The Community Investment Fund (CIF) option allows credit unions the ability to share a percentage of their investment's interest earned as a donation to CIF – a donation that helps both our national and state foundations. By investing in CIF and sharing a slice of the pie, you help to expand the capacity of credit unions to serve members and communities, while earning a return for your credit union.

How it Works 
Credit unions investing in the CIF receive 50 percent of the dividend of their investment. The remaining 50 percent is distributed to the Foundation, half of which the Foundation returns, pro-rata, to the leagues or foundations of investment origin.

Investing is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Determine how much your credit union wants to contribute to the programs of the state and national foundations via the interest on the investment you wish to contribute – the “slice of the pie.”
  2. Choose one of the options below and complete any necessary paperwork - either the CIF Securities Option, CDA or a CD.
  3. Sit back and take pride in the fact that your credit union is continuing the credit union philosophy of “people helping people ” by supporting the critical and essential programs sponsored by the state and national credit union foundations.

CIF Securities Option
This CIF option allows CUs the ability to invest in either government-issued securities or negotiable CDs, while sharing a percentage of the interest earned as a donation to CIF. Securities and CDs will be purchased through corporate credit unions and will be held at Alaska USA Trust Company. Contact your corporate to see if they are participating.

Charitable Donation Account (CDA)

The CDA is a hybrid investment available through MEMBERS Trust Company which grants a federal credit union expanded investment powers to fund charitable contributions.    

For more information on the CDA, click the following:

CDs or 90 Day Accounts - Partnership Programs for New Investments
Click on each partner to learn more and to invest: