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:

  • Funding requests must align with the Foundation's mission: To help vulnerable populations thrive towards financial independence. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000

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

  • Organizations affiliated with a national or regional organization are not eligible, even if they do not receive funds from the parents organization.
    Money should stay in those communities without being processed by a national organization.
  • 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.

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