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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Money Smart Week


Money Smart Week

April 7, 2014

Centra Credit Union Branches in Columbus are celebrating Money Smart Week - April 5 - 12th.  Centra is a member of the Bartholomew County Financial Literacy Coalition.  The Coalition is hosting a variety of events for children and ...


Grant Awarded to support Clearinghouse Projecat in Madison

March 10, 2014

Molly Dodge, Clearinghouse Director, was invited to the Madison Centra Credit Union branch to receive a grant award from the Centra Foundation.  The grant will provide furniture and equipment needed to create a Training Room for Clearinghouse clients.

The ...


Foundation Grant Awards

February 17, 2014

At its recent meeting the Centra Foundation Board awarded grants to two non-profit organizations; Girls Inc. of Jackson County and River Valley Resources in Jefferson County.

Girls Inc. provides after school and summer programs for girls ...


Holiday Program - Stories from The Salvation Army

January 31, 2014

The Salvation Army Corp and the FOP in Seymour have shared stories from their Holiday programs.  They were all delighted and very appreciative of the support they received from Centra members and employees.  The Holiday Program in our southern ...