Credit Unions Building Financial Independence

Credit Unions Building Financial Independence (CUBFI) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on helping CT residents achieve financial stability and security through program initiatives.

Our Mission: As the charitable arm of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, CUBFI serves Connecticut residents and communities in order to help them build and maintain independence through assistance initiatives, financial education, professional development programs, and helping credit unions to do the same.

In collaborating to build economic capacity, CUBFI will invest and work with partners on new programs that will help consumers become financially capable through credit unions. CUBFI is a catalyst and a resource for credit unions to help consumers build assets and achieve financial independence.

Foundation Supported Initiatives:

  • Financial education programs such as Financial Reality Fairs which have served more than 34,000 CT high school students.
  • Credit union professional development through the National Credit Union Foundations’ development educator program.
  • Support for local organizations that provide food and fuel assistance to those in need.
  • Contributing to industry-wide efforts, like supporting CUAid disaster relief.

Fundraising Opportunities

Golf Tournament
Our annual golf tournament raises thousands for assistance initiatives, financial education and professional development programs. Every dollar helps further our mission.

Annual Raffle
Proceeds from the Foundation’s annual raffle go to support the foundation’s mission and local charities such as the Connecticut Food Bank, Foodshare, and Operation Fuel. Connecticut's Credit Unions raised about $30,000 each year to provide necessary funding for those non-profit organizations who serve the state’s most vulnerable population.

Campaign Specific Asks
Occasionally, the Foundation may call upon Connecticut’s Credit Unions to support a cause vital to the success of programs in Connecticut or the overall credit union system. When we all come together to support good causes, we are stronger for it.

Want to make a donation? Contact David Hinchey, Director of Community Impact and Executive Director of the Foundation at [email protected].