Helping our neighbors live well, learn more and thrive

Mission statement

Rooted in the OCCU vision — Enrich Lives— and its brand pillars of member service, value and community involvement, the OCCU Foundation is uniquely positioned to harness resources and help strengthen the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve.

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Our work is grounded by three areas of impact:



We support programs and organizations that increase access to health care, improve community health and enhance the well-being of people in the areas the credit union serves.



We support lifelong learning through increased access to education and workforce development. Our funding helps to create a new generation of engaged, educated and prepared local leaders.



We support emergent and critical community projects. In 2020, we funded nearly $100,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants and we launched our Fire Relief Fund, which is still making grants today.

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Our vision is to create a community where people and neighborhoods thrive.

As a leader in philanthropy, OCCU Foundation works with donors, nonprofits and academia to create a lasting impact for the residents and neighborhoods of our region. We strategically invest in initiatives and organizations that enhance and accelerate the well-being of Oregonians. 

OCCU Foundation partners with organizations like Children's Miracle Network to support the long-term health and well-being of our community.

Pictured: Alexa Sharps, Pediatric Program Director of Development, Sacred Heart Medical Center (left) and Ron Neumann, OCCU President & CEO and OCCU Foundation Board Chair.

Partner with us

Does your organization/initiative have a funding need that aligns with our mission? If yes, we invite you to apply for funding. Please complete the grant application linked below. A representative will respond to your request within 60 days.

Invest in OCCU Foundation today

We’re helping academia, health care and dedicated nonprofits tackle our most pressing issues. We’re advancing learning, we’re promoting health and we’re supporting communities. We’re able to do this, and more, because of you.

Your investment in OCCUF is tax-deductible and will help support initiatives and organizations in our communities that provide services related to the overall health and long-term viability of the community. 

Donate online or at:

OCCU Foundation
PO Box 77002
Springfield, OR  97475

We appreciate your support and generous contribution to this endeavor. We are excited for the work to come through the foundation and look forward to continuing to make a meaningful and positive impact in our community. 

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