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 four 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. 

Pressing Community Needs – Each of communities where Centra has a presence has its own distinct needs.  The foundation will support collaborative efforts to address local needs.

Disaster Relief – Centra foundation will provide funding support within each of its 30 member counties in the event of a disaster.

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.  

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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Raised So Far

Adult Scholarship Winners

June 23, 2014

Loretta M. Burd Adult Scholarship Recipients


Centra Foundation awarded three Loretta M. Burd Scholarships to adult/non-traditional students from South-Central Indiana. Each scholarship is valued ...


Loretta M. Burd Scholarship Winners

June 19, 2014

Thanks to the generosity of Centra members and friends, Centra Foundation presented Loretta M. Burd Scholarships to ten college bound students from South-Central Indiana. Each scholarship valued at $1,000 can be used for tuition, ...


Centra Credit Union Announces Matching Gift Opportunity

May 25, 2014

Centra Credit Union will match match donations made to  the Loretta M. Burd Scholarship Fund.  Centra has pledged $5,000 with the goal of increasing monies available for scholarship awards.


Jessica Elewitz Receives Centra Foundation Finance Award!

May 23, 2014

Jessica Elewitz received Centra Foundation's Outstanding Student in Finance Award during the 2014 IUPUC Honor Convocation. The award is given annually to recognize the most outstanding graduating finance student at IUPUC. Centra ...