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Funding to aid educational initiatives.

Expedition Foundation

Expedition Foundation's mission is to generate and provide contributive funding and resources that advance educational initiatives, and support charitable causes within the educational communities Expedition Credit Union cooperative serves.

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2021 Annual Report


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

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

Expedition Foundation will grant one $2,000 Educator Award, one $1,500 Education Major Award, and three $1,000 Student Awards.

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 2022.

Applications are currently closed. Program is announced in October.

Visit News & Updates for information on past recipients

How do I become a Expedition Foundation Member?

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.

To become a member of Expedition Foundation:Simply make a transfer from your account (current members only). Or, we accept cash or check donations at a credit union branch office.