The foundation was established to help extend the credit union philosophy of 'people helping
people' and enhance Expedition CU's support and focus on the education community. The
Expedition Foundation is a separate entity from Expedition Credit Union. However, Expedition CU is
the primary funder and donates operational resources to run the foundation. Expedition Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations received are tax-deductible.
Financial Literacy Grants
Financial Literacy Grants - Currently accepting applications
Expedition Foundation provides grants up to $500 to teachers, departments or schools to support
financial literacy efforts with their students. Submitted applications should support
instruction of content related to budgeting, credit, money management, economics, saving and
investing, or other personal finance topics.
Applications are currently closed. Program is announced in October.
Scholarship Award Program - Applications now available
Expedition Foundation will grant the following scholarships for students continuing their
education in the fall of 2023:
- One $2,000 Educator Award to a member currently working in the field of education
- One $1,500 Education Major Award for an upcoming Junior or Senior college student Majoring in
- Three $1,000 Student Awards for current high school seniors heading to college or university
A committee of educators, foundation board of directors, and a representative from Education
Minnesota will select the winners. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April of 2023.
Applications are due by February 3rd, 2023 and are available in an editable PDF
format or an online form.
A donation of $5 or more to the Expedition Foundation establishes your Foundation membership for
one year. Once a member of the Foundation, you are eligible to join Expedition CU if you are not
already a member; you will have voting rights for the Scholarship Selection Committee; you may
participate in the annual meeting and potential fundraising events; and have the opportunity to
serve on future Foundation committees.