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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Help Raise the Bar on Financial Literacy!

August 22, 2014

Centra Foundation and Centra Credit Union have a great opportunity during September to help local students.  It is really important that children at an early age understand the value of money and develop money management skills as they grow.

When ...


Financial Literacy Programs in our Schools

July 24, 2014

Understanding the value of money and developing money management skills is vital for children and adults. Centra Foundation has taken responsibility for providing financial literacy programs to students in local schools.  The Foundation works with ...


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, ...