Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQs page, where your answer is just a quick click away. Here, we’ll answer common questions about the Foundation including topics about grants, donations, and our corporate structure. If your question isn’t answered here, contact us, and we’ll be glad to help you.

Y-12 Federal Credit Union was developed to make a positive impact on our members’ financial lives and the communities where we live. The Foundation was launched on July 17, 2017, as a separate, independent legal entity from Y-12 Federal Credit Union. The Foundation expands the credit union’s mission by allowing us to sponsor non-profit organizations in the counties we serve. In doing so, we help improve our members’ communities every day.

Y-12 Credit Union provided initial funding for the Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation. The credit union has committed to a minimum annual gift to help ensure the foundation is able to focus entirely on the mission of feeding children. Other funds are generated through special events, public donations, employee contributions and membership dues.

100% of funding goes to the Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation mission, and our entire board is comprised of volunteers.

The Foundation supports the needs of organizations that align with our purpose, which is to reduce the number of undernourished children in the communities we serve by providing them food, knowledge and resources.

Complete the online application during the grant application period. These periods change annually; find upcoming dates on our Grants page.

Yes, however approvals are not guaranteed and are subject to review annually.

There are a variety of ways you can get involved with the Foundation.

  • Encourage non-profit organizations, whose purpose is fighting childhood hunger, to apply for grants.
  • Participate in sponsored events
  • Make a donation
  • You may become a member of the foundation by clicking the button at the top of the page and filling out the one page questionnaire.

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