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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Burd Scholarship Winner Graduates from Ivy Tech

November 30, 2016

Our congratulations to Carolyn Keeney on graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Ivy Tech Community College.  A Loretta M. Burd Scholarship helped support her academic journey.  Carolyn ...


Holiday Giving Program Partners

November 1, 2016

We are delighted to work with a number of local organizations that provided assistance to children and families during the holidays.  Our partners have a registration process to make sure that eligible families receive ...


Holiday Giving Program - Stories

November 1, 2016

Columbus Grandmother Tammy Smith was eager to share the importance of the Salvation Army to her family.  She and her husband have been raising their two granddaughters since they were babies.  Both grandparents have health issues that limit their ...


Donations to Burd Scholarship Fund will be Matched!!

October 11, 2016

Help make a difference for local high school seniors! Donations made by Centra members and friends to help expand the Loretta M. Burd Scholarship program will be matched!

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