United Educators Foundation

United Educators Foundation's mission is to generate and provide contributive funding and resources that advance educational initiatives, and support charitable causes within the educational communities United Educators Credit Union cooperative serves.



The foundation was established to help extend the credit union philosophy of 'people helping people' and enhance UECU's support and focus on the education community. The United Educators Foundation is a separate entity from United Educators Credit Union. However, UECU is the primary funder and donates operational resources to run the foundation. United Educators Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations received are tax-deductible.

Financial Literacy Grants

Now Accepting Grant Applications!

UE Foundation will provide up to a $500 grant to teachers, departments or schools to support financial literacy efforts with their students. Submitted applications should support instruction of content related to budgeting, credit, money management, economics, saving and investing, or other personal finance topics. Applications for grants must be postmarked by Friday, December 13, 2019.

Scholarship Award Program

Applications for the Scholarship Award program are Now Available!

United Educators Foundation will grant one $2,000 Educator Award, one $1,500 Education Major Award, and three $1,000 Student Awards. The deadline for these awards is Friday, February 7, 2020. Instructions for submitting your application are located within each document.

A committee of educators, foundation board of directors, and a representative from Education Minnesota will select the winners. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April of 2020.

$20,000 in Scholarships Available

We are partnered with the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council to offer $20,000 in scholarships to you, our members. A total of 20 applicants will be awarded a scholarship of $1,000. Any UECU member pursuing education in the fall of 2019 and spring of 2020 is eligible to apply. Scholarship deadline is November 30, 2019.

How do I become a United Educators Foundation Member?

A donation of $5 or more to the United Educators Foundation establishes your Foundation membership for one year. Once a member of the Foundation, you are eligible to join UECU if you are not already a member; you will have voting rights for the Scholarship Selection Committee; you may participate in the annual meeting and potential fundraising events; and have the opportunity to serve on future Foundation committees.

To become a member of United Educators Foundation, simply make a transfer from your account (current members only). Or, we accept cash or check donations at any credit union branch office.