Granite State Credit Union is committed to helping the individuals, businesses and communities we serve. We recognize the importance of fostering strong community ties and proactively lend our support to charitable, non-profit and educational organizations throughout New Hampshire.
As a member-owned financial institution, GSCU encourages involvement in community groups and philanthropic initiatives. Member requests as well as organizations, with the broadest reach throughout New Hampshire communities, particularly those with a GSCU location, will be given additional consideration. These include, but are not limited to, local schools, law enforcement, fire and rescue, civic groups and statewide charitable organizations.
GSCU's Charitable Giving Policy describes the criteria by which all GSCU-initiated, and unsolicited requests for support, are assessed. The policy streamlines GSCU's management of limited charitable funds in support of New Hampshire communities in an equitable and responsible fashion. Our giving program is budgeted annually and is subject to the availability of funds.
Proposals for support and contributions must meet the following criteria:
- financial literacy/education that improve the financial well-being of individuals and communities and
- community-based programs that benefit the social and cultural health of a community.
GSCU will not provide funding for:
In addition to the standards listed above, the following guidelines will be considered in evaluating requests for contributions and donations:
Applications are accepted monthly and reviewed for consideration of support. Successful candidates will be notified via email by the 15th of the following month.
All materials submitted in the application process become the property of GSCU and will not be returned.
Complete applications complying with all the requirements should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Charitable Giving, ATT: Marketing at Granite State Credit Union, PO Box 6420, Manchester NH, 03108.
Each month, GSCU will conduct a budget review and grant awards based on current funds availability. Requests for support (only one request per year/per applicant will be considered) may come from members, individual Credit Union management and staff, and the general public as specified above. All applicants MUST apply for support in writing by the last business day of the month. Successful applicants will be notified by the 15th of the following month.
The following procedures apply to all requests for financial or in-kind support. The application must be completely filled out with the following information and then emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Charitable Giving, ATT: Marketing at Granite State Credit Union, PO Box 6420, Manchester NH, 03108: