Proposal Guidelines

Investing in Our Community

The Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Affinity Federal Credit Union and our members. Together, we leverage our contributions to make impactful investments in local, grassroots charitable organizations, with a special focus on improving the financial lives of our members, friends and neighbors in the communities we serve. Along with our volunteer efforts, together we are working to “Create Something Better.”

The following is a list of eligibility requirements organizations should meet in order to be considered for a grant from the Foundation:

  • Organization must be tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Supporting documentation in the form of the IRS determination letter (IRS Letter 1045), IRS Form W-9, and your EIN number are required.
  • Organization must be based in close proximity to an Affinity Federal Credit Union branch in New Jersey, New York, or Connecticut.
  • Money should stay in those communities without being processed by a national organization.
  • Organization must be in operation for five years or more.
  • Organization must be in good financial standing.
  • Organization is non-discriminatory for any reason, including race, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation and/or national origin.

Exceptions from these criteria may be made in situations of large-scale crises, such as national disasters.

The Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation does not provide financial support to the following:

  • Programs, projects or events that benefit specific individuals.
  • Religious organizations unless the program is a secular community outreach program benefiting the community at large (e.g. homeless shelter, food bank).
  • Political organizations, campaigns or candidates.
  • Parent/Teacher Associations and Organizations.
  • Fraternal Organizations.
  • Fundraising events.

Please Contact a member of our Foundation team at 908-860-3902.

Due to the high volume of applications received for the first quarter, we are no longer accepting applications at this time. If you are seeking funding, please apply when our second quarter opens on April 1, 2019.