Grant Requests

Helping the heartbeat of our community.

Our mission is to enrich and nourish the lives of others: our members, our employees, and our communities. As a purpose-driven credit union, we strive do to well by doing good and aim to put our money where our heart is -into the communities we call home and make us who we are.

At Northeast Credit Union, through our Foundation, we support work that addresses the root causes of three specific impact areas: affordable housing, food insecurity and education.

The Northeast Credit Union Foundation welcomes unsolicited grant proposals for consideration to fund programs that generate desired outcomes and positively impact our community. Please fill out the form below and let us know how your grant request supports activities and giving to focus in these areas of impact.

If your request falls outside of the Foundation grant guidelines but would like to be considered as a sponsorship or marketing opportunity from Northeast Credit Union, please submit a sponsorship request.

Main Areas of Focus


Affordable Housing

Groceries (200 × 200 px)

Food Insecurity

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The Foundation funds work that:

  • focuses on the root causes of Affordable Housing, Food Insecurity, and Education
  • is action oriented and identifies specific goals and objectives that can be measured to evaluate success in our communities
  • has a clear strategy
  • is non-discriminatory (including race, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation and/or national origin) and works to build an equitable, inclusive, and diverse community.
  • is done by recognizable organizations with 501 © (3) status or a comparable fiscal sponsor that are in good standing with the IRS
  • supports a beneficiary organization that is based in New Hampshire and/or in the counties of York and Cumberland, Maine.


The Foundation does not fund:

  • healthcare programs and/or expenses
  • political causes or candidates
  • labor, or fraternal organizations
  • projects that pose a potential conflict of interest to the Credit Union
  • individuals or individual projects
  • individuals for sponsorship in a fundraising project
  • endowment campaigns
  • research, unless it is in direct support of a developed plan for specific action to alleviate food insecurity, affordable housing and/or education
  • conferences or tradeshows
  • general operations, undesignated funds
  • salary for a specific team member

Annually, a small amount may be allocated outside these areas to “discretionary”. This category enables the Foundation to respond to unplanned opportunities, disaster relief, and test new giving categories.

Our foundation committee meets quarterly to review solicitations, any requests need to be submitted with at least 90 days’ notice.