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Donation Requests

CCU’s Community Relations Committee meets monthly and fulfills numerous requests each year using the following parameters:

  • Requests from members are given priority
  • Only local tax exempt organizations recognized under IRS 501(c)(3) guidelines or by the Secretary of State as a non-profit organization that use the funds within in CCU’s About CCU membership counties may apply
  • Projects must conform to the credit union's mission and fulfill a strong need in our community
  • Requests for sectarian or religious purposes, for propagandizing, influencing elections or legislation, or for foundations seeking capital are not considered
  • Donations cannot be given to organizations that have already received funding during the current calendar year.

Small Donation Requests (less than $1,000)

Requests must be in writing using CCU's Donation Request Form and directed to the Cornerstone Credit Union, Attn: Community Relations Committee, 550 W. Meadows, Dr., Freeport, Illinois. Attach supporting material if available.

Large Donation Guidelines ($1,000 or more)

Requests for donations of $1,000 or more are granted quarterly. Groups are encouraged to request an exact budget amount, or a portion of a larger budget item. Cornerstone Credit Union donations typically do not exceed $1,000 per recipient per year

Complete CCU's Donation Request Form with the following information:

  • Purpose of requested funds
  • Amount requested
  • A total itemized project budget
  • Other funding sources solicited for the project