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The Orlando Credit Union Charitable Foundation

Giving Back. Giving More.

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Orlando Credit Union Charitable Foundation

Our Commitment

The Orlando Credit Union Charitable Foundation (Charitable Foundation) is committed to building an inclusive, sustainable future for all through a focus on opening pathways to economic advancement, championing quality affordable homes, empowering small businesses to thrive, and driving an equity-focused approach to investment in communities.

Our Mission

To help people and communities by investing in initiatives through donations and sponsorships.

The Orlando Credit Union Charitable Foundation has established areas of priority. They include:

  1. Education Grants
  2. Generational Wealth Attainment
  3. Community Investment Projects
  4. Financial Health & Wellness
  5. Affordable Housing


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Why join the Charitable Foundation?

The Charitable Foundation works towards enabling engagement and building upon personal growth goals for our members. Join us.

Join now and be a contributor to Giving Back. Giving More.

Charitable Foundation Membership is offered to anyone residing in the United States. Membership types include:

  • Individual: A person. $25
  • Non-profit, small business and corporate

To become a member of the Charitable Foundation or to make a donation, please contact

Foundation members are also eligible to join the Orlando Credit Union as a member.

To become an Orlando Credit Union member, individuals may speak with an Orlando Credit Union representative at 800.953.4567, stop by an Orlando Credit Union branch, or apply for membership online.




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Who is Grace Chewning?

Grace has served as President, Vice President, Secretary, and is currently Treasurer to the Orlando Credit Union Board of Directors. In addition to her engagement in the Orlando Credit Union Board of Directors, Grace has been the recipient of awards and certifications including, The National Association of Federal Credit Unions Honor Roll, certified by the Florida Credit Union League, and is certified by the Credit Union National Association.

Grace lives a commitment to education and contributes to a variety of educational investments in the Orlando, Florida metro-area. We are humbled and honored to have her name affixed to the Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Funding Criteria and Scholarship Application Process

The Grace Chewning Scholarship fund consists of 5 (five) $1000 awards to individuals that meet the funding criteria. Applicants are required to:

  • Provide an official copy of the most current high school, college or university transcripts. Official transcripts are printed on official transcript paper with the high school or college seal, date, and registrar’s signature.
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher, academic advisor, and/or administrator. Provide the title, name of the educational institution where they work, phone number, and email address for the person preparing the recommendation.
  • Provide a list of volunteer and/or extracurricular activities performed in high school junior year to current date. Provide the organization or school name, the volunteer or extracurricular activities, and the dates of involvement. For example, ABC High School, Student Council Secretary, 2022, President, 2023 or My Town Food Bank, volunteer, 2022-current.

A review committee will evaluate all submissions scoring them from 1-9 (one being low). The application process for 2024 is now closed. Award recipients will be announced at the Orlando Credit Union Annual Meeting on April 18, 2024.




If you have any questions about the Orlando Credit Union Charitable Foundation, please contact

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