400,000
Donated in 2021
2,700,000
Donated Since 2014

FCU Foundation for Our Communities

People helping people…one smile at a time.

Frankenmuth Credit Union is proud of the active role its staff and board have played in impacting the communities we serve through volunteer hours, wage donations and civic group participation. We believe in “people helping people”. That’s why the Frankenmuth Credit Union Foundation for Our Communities was formed, to provide grants to promote the betterment of local communities…one smile at a time. It’s our simple gift of friendship, our act of kindness and our pledge of devotion to friends and neighbors.
To date, over $2.9 million funds have been donated since 2014 with over $439,000 donated in 2021 alone to over 316 worthy community causes.

  • Bay City
  • Birch Run
  • Bridgeport
  • Buena Vista
  • Caro
  • Cass City
  • Elkton
  • Fairgrove
  • Flint
  • Frankenmuth
  • Frankentrost
  • Freeland
  • Gagetown
  • Hemlock
  • Juniata
  • Linwood
  • Mayville
  • Munger
  • Midland
  • Millington
  • Otisville
  • Reese
  • Richville
  • Rockford
  • Saginaw
  • Thomas Township
  • Tuscola
  • Vassar
  • Swan Valley Pay It Forward – new equipment for work out room
  • Wellspring  – new software to improve resident experience
  • SVSU School of Business – funding for conference room
  • American Red Cross for Great Lakes Bay – Fire Safety Program
  • Frankenmuth High School – DECA sponsorship for students
  • Covenant Kids – supply Stop the Bleed kits and school education
  • Birch Run Fleschner Memorial Library – new books
  • Immanuel School Frankentrost – new equipment for their pre-school
  • Reese, Richville, Buena Vista, Millington, Gagetown and Frankenmuth Fire Departments – funds for upgrading equipment
  • Michigan State Police – funds for community outreach initiative
  • Franklin Avenue Mission Flint – funding for new cupboards
  • Bridgeport High School – wrestling mats
  • St Michael’s School Richville – funding for new intercom system
  • Saginaw Symphony Assoc – program for youth
  • Millington Church of the Nazareen – food baskets for needy at Thanksgiving
  • John Glenn Athletics – funds for scoreboard
  • READ Saginaw County – books, lesson plans and meals

The Frankenmuth Credit Union Foundation for Our Communities is a source of grants to promote the betterment of all of our communities. Some of the criteria for our FCU Foundation for Our Communities include:

  • Will give consideration to organizations that meet the IRS guidelines for non-profit organizations (i.e. 501(c)3 and/or 502(c)4)
  • Must serve a need within Frankenmuth Credit Union’s (FCU) field of membership
  • Supports charitable purposes which further the betterment of the communities served by FCU
  • Consideration given to entity/member request with established relationship with FCU
  • Targeting 30% of funds dispersed for youth-related purposes, 40% of funds dispersed to community-related purposes and 30% to other
  • The foundation board will meet once a quarter
  • Applications must be received by April 15, July 15, October 15 or January 15
  • Applications can be mailed to:
    Frankenmuth Credit Union, Attn: Marketing
    P.O. Box 209, Frankenmuth MI 48734
    or dropped off at any Frankenmuth Credit Union office, attention marketing
  • Funds can not be used for current general operating or maintenance expenses
  • Funds cannot support one religion over another and cannot support one certain political representative, party or cause
  • Will not fund individuals, except in the case of scholarships
  • Applicants may be asked to present in person to the FCU Foundation for Our Communities board

Upcoming quarterly review meetings presently scheduled:

August 16, 2022
November 8, 2022
February 14, 2023
May 9, 2023

Download the FCU coloring page from the 2022 Frankenmuth Historical Association coloring book, documenting the 177-year history of Frankenmuth.

About the artist:
Dave O’Connell is a freelance storyboard artist whose work can be seen in television commercials like Ford, Chevy, Mazda, Carfax, Bush’s Beans and Michelin. Dave most recently drew the storyboard for the 2020 Super Bowl commercial for Rocket Mortgage.

FCU Foundation for Our Communities

400,000
Dollars Donated in 2021
2,700,000
Dollars Donated Since 2014
People helping people…one smile at a time.

Frankenmuth Credit Union is proud of the active role its staff and board have played in impacting the communities we serve through volunteer hours, wage donations and civic group participation. We believe in “people helping people”. That’s why the Frankenmuth Credit Union Foundation for Our Communities was formed, to provide grants to promote the betterment of local communities…one smile at a time. It’s our simple gift of friendship, our act of kindness and our pledge of devotion to friends and neighbors.
To date, over $2.9 million funds have been donated since 2014 with over $439,000 donated in 2021 alone to over 316 worthy community causes.

  • Bay City
  • Birch Run
  • Bridgeport
  • Buena Vista
  • Caro
  • Cass City
  • Elkton
  • Fairgrove
  • Flint
  • Frankenmuth
  • Frankentrost
  • Freeland
  • Gagetown
  • Hemlock
  • Juniata
  • Linwood
  • Mayville
  • Munger
  • Midland
  • Millington
  • Otisville
  • Reese
  • Richville
  • Rockford
  • Saginaw
  • Thomas Township
  • Tuscola
  • Vassar
  • Swan Valley Pay It Forward – new equipment for work out room
  • Wellspring – new software to improve resident experience
  • SVSU School of Business – funding for conference room
  • American Red Cross for Great Lakes Bay – Fire Safety Program
  • Frankenmuth High School – DECA sponsorship for students
  • Covenant Kids – supply Stop the Bleed kits and school education
  • Birch Run Fleschner Memorial Library – new books
  • Immanuel School Frankentrost – new equipment for their pre-school
  • Reese, Richville, Buena Vista, Millington, Gagetown and Frankenmuth Fire Departments – funds for upgrading equipment
  • Michigan State Police – funds for community outreach initiative
  • Franklin Avenue Mission Flint – funding for new cupboards
  • Bridgeport High School – wrestling mats
  • St Michael’s School Richville – funding for new intercom system
  • Saginaw Symphony Assoc – program for youth
  • Millington Church of the Nazareen – food baskets for needy at Thanksgiving
  • John Glenn Athletics – funds for scoreboard
  • READ Saginaw County – books, lesson plans and meals

The Frankenmuth Credit Union Foundation for Our Communities is a source of grants to promote the betterment of all of our communities. Some of the criteria for our FCU Foundation for Our Communities include:

  • Will give consideration to organizations that meet the IRS guidelines for non-profit organizations (i.e. 501(c)3 and/or 502(c)4)
  • Must serve a need within Frankenmuth Credit Union’s (FCU) field of membership
  • Supports charitable purposes which further the betterment of the communities served by FCU
  • Consideration given to entity/member request with established relationship with FCU
  • Targeting 30% of funds dispersed for youth-related purposes, 40% of funds dispersed to community-related purposes and 30% to other
  • The foundation board will meet once a quarter
  • Applications must be received by March 15, June 15, September 15 or December 15
  • Applications can be mailed to:
    Frankenmuth Credit Union, Attn: Marketing
    P.O. Box 209, Frankenmuth MI 48734
    or dropped off at any Frankenmuth Credit Union office, attention marketing
  • Funds can not be used for current general operating or maintenance expenses
  • Funds cannot support one religion over another and cannot support one certain political representative, party or cause
  • Will not fund individuals, except in the case of scholarships
  • Applicants may be asked to present in person to the FCU Foundation for Our Communities board

Upcoming quarterly review meetings presently scheduled:

August 16, 2022
November 8, 2022
February 14, 2023
May 9, 2023

Download the FCU coloring page from the 2022 Frankenmuth Historical Association coloring book, documenting the 177-year history of Frankenmuth.

About the artist:
Dave O’Connell is a freelance storyboard artist whose work can be seen in television commercials like Ford, Chevy, Mazda, Carfax, Bush’s Beans and Michelin. Dave most recently drew the storyboard for the 2020 Super Bowl commercial for Rocket Mortgage.

FOUNDATION GRANT

The Frankenmuth Credit Union Foundation for Our Communities is a source of grants to promote the betterment of all of our communities. Some of the criteria for our FCU Foundation for Our Communities include:

NON-PROFIT

Applicants that meet the IRS guidelines for non-profit organizations: 501(c)3 and/or 502(c)4

REACH

Must serve a need within Frankenmuth Credit Union’s (FCU) field of membership

CHaritable

Supports charitable purposes which further the betterment of the communities served by FCU

GIVING

Funds distributed: 30% for youth-related purposes, 40% to community-related purposes and 30% to other