Centra Credit Union is dedicated to a philosophy of People Helping People. In that spirit Centra Credit Union established the Centra Foundation.  Centra Foundation will offer additional support to communities where  Centra members and employees live and/or work.  The foundation is Centered on Caring and will work with local organizations to help meet the needs of their communities.

Centra Foundation provides funding support within three main areas of focus:

Financial Literacy – Due to its financial heritage Centra has a strong belief in the importance of financial education.  The foundation will support programs and initiatives that provide educational opportunities to children and adults that will develop and strengthen money-management skills and provide a pathway to self-sufficiency. 

The Loretta M. Burd Scholarship Program –The foundation provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors and adults pursuing a college degree.  The foundation supports the Outstanding Student of Finance Award at IUPUC.  

Disaster Relief - Centra Foundation will provide funding support to communities within Centra's Field of Membership. 

Centra Foundation will also consider funding within a secondary focus area:

Pressing Community Needs - Each of communities where Centra members live and work have distinct needs.  The foundation will support collaborative efforts to address local needs.

The Centra Foundation recognizes the importance of philanthropy in strengthening communities and addressing community needs. The Foundation extends the Credit Union’s focus of supporting members’ individual financial needs to build resources to support community needs.  The Foundation invites Centra employees and members as well as area residents and organizations to join with us to strengthen and improve our communities. 

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Centra Foundation

21st Century Scholars Program

September 28, 2016

Your child may be eligible for free tuition to attend an Indiana state college! Some colleges also offer housing support. 

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible ...


Scholarship Success Story!!

September 20, 2016

Danielle Harvey had an amazing year at Ivy Tech Community college in Madison.  Danielle received a $1,000 adult scholarship in June 2015.   Danielle is working towards a Human Service Associates Degree and currently ...


2017 Loretta M. Burd Scholarship Program

September 1, 2016

The application process for the 2017 Loretta M. Burd Scholarship will open in mid-December.  Ten scholarships each valued at $1,000 will be awarded in May 2017.  The scholarship program ...


Smart Money Family Fun Bike Ride a Great Success!

August 12, 2016

Thank you to our Smart Money Family Fun Bike Ride sponsors, partners, riders and volunteers for your support in making the bike ride event a wonderful success!   Due your support we raised ...