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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Smart Money Family Fun Ride - Register Today!

May 2, 2015

Centra Foundation will host the Smart Money Family Fun Bike Ride on Saturday, June 20th. The family-focused bike ride is different than other rides. Riders will have fun while learning about money and the importance ...


Smart Money Family Fun Ride - Rider Sponsorship Form

May 1, 2015

Show your commitment to financial literacy education and win $100! 

Centra Foundation aims to increase the number of schools and students benefiting from financial literacy education ...


William Linder Recieves Outstanding Student in Finance Award

April 30, 2015

During the 2015 IUPUC Honors Convocation Centra Foundation and IUPUC Faculty members presented William David Linder IV with the Centra Foundation Outstanding Student in Finance Award. 



Coloring Contest Winners!

April 29, 2015

Congratulations to Preston Jines , age five, from Columbus and Eva Sarver, age seven, from Madison, the winners of Centra Foundation’s Coloring Contest.   Preston won the 3-6 age category; Eva won the 7-9 age category.  Both children received ...