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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Year-end Gifts to Support Centra Foundation

November 11, 2015

2015 was an exciting year for Centra Foundation! As we draw near the end of the year please consider a gift to support the foundation as part of your year-end giving ...


Holiday Giving Program starts November 27th

November 11, 2015

Centra Foundation and Centra Credit Union branches aim to raise $22,000 to make sure less fortunate children have gifts of toys and winter clothes this holiday season.  2015 marks the third year of Centra Foundation’s ...


Centra celebrates 75th Anniversary

October 31, 2015

The article below is courtesy of the Republic.  The foundation appreciates the coverage given to Centra Foundation and its work.  

Eight Cummins Engine Co. employees pooled their resources 75 years ago to create ...


Sans Souci Awarded Grant to Create Educational Center

October 29, 2015

Centra Foundation awarded a grant of $5,000 to Sans Souci to create a Study and Education Center.  The center will be a key component in Sans Souci’s Transitional Employment Development program. ...