Ways to Give



The National Council of Firefighter Credit Unions, Inc. (NCOFCU) a non-profit 501 (C) 3 corporation, connects private giving to public good to promote education, unity, cooperation and support among credit unions serving firefighters and first responders.

NCOFCU relies on the generous support of our members and friends to help us fulfill our mission. .

Your charitable personal or corporate donation to NCOFCU will assist us in sustaining our mission. 

There are many ways you can give to NCOFCU, ranging from cash donations to our Funds, planned gifts, personal property, corporate sponsorship or support from your family foundation.

Cash Donations

Your gift of any size makes a difference!. Please Use our On-Line Contribution Form  to make your on-line gift now or by mailing the following; Pledge Form

Planned Giving

Although cash contributions to NCOFCU are always appreciated, there are other creative and flexible options to support the association. You can help ensure NCOFCU's future by creating a trust or by including the National Council of Firefighter Credit Unions Inc. in your will.

To learn more about Planned Giving options, please e-mail Grant Sheehan: grant@ncofcu.org or call 305-951-3306

Gifts in Honor or Memory

You can make a gift to NCOFCU's Funds in the name of a colleague, friend or family member. Remember a special loved one through a memorial gift in his or her honor, or recognize those special people around you with a tribute gift by completing our  Contribution Form  to make your on-line gift now or by mailing the following; Pledge Form

Please e-mail Grant Sheehan if you have any questions: grant@ncofcu.org or call 305-951-3306

Corporate Sponsorship

A gift or sponsorship from your business helps support the vision and mission of NCOFCU. There are various opportunities available for  funding educational programs, webinars and special conference events. Corporate sponsors make it possible for firefighters from across the country to benefit from NCOFCU's programs each year.

NCOFCU sponsorship opportunities are customized to meet your company’s specific goals while maintaining our mission. To learn more about Corporate Sponsorship's, click here Corporate Donation Levels or e-mail Grant Sheehan: grant@ncofcu.org or call 305-951-3306

Physical Donations

Physical donations are possible such as cars, boats, homes and other personal property but are more complex in the transaction. Please contact Grant Sheehan CEO for further informaton: grant@ncofcu.org or call 305-951-3306

*The National Coalition of Firefighters Credit Unions, Inc. (NCOFCU) is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in IRC 170(c) (3) of the U.S. Tax Code. Employer Identification Number 27-2387106

"There is a $25 minimum donation requirement for online gifts. After completing the online form, an automated acknowledgment from PayPal will be sent to the e-mail you provide. Please keep this for your records. You'll also receive a thank you letter from the National Coalition of Firefighters Credit Unions, Inc acknowledging your gift and confirming its purpose.

Credit Unions - Invest in a Charitable Donation Account (CDA)

In December of 2013, the NCUA Board approved a final rule amending the incidental powers rule (Part 721) to clarify that a federal credit union is authorized to fund a CDA, a hybrid charitable and investment vehicle, as an activity incidental to the business for which a FCU is chartered, provided the account is primarily charitable in nature and meets other regulatory requirements.

A Charitable Donation Account (“CDA”) investment allows a credit union to make a charitable contribution while allowing the contribution to pay for itself. Over the last 3-5 years, an investment in the CDA would have allowed a CU to increase its charitable contributions while retaining a net return significant higher than generated on its traditional investments. Please see below the Investment Return Chart.

Learn More:

What Is A Charitable Donation Account? 

ALM Advantage of a Charitable Donation Account    

Who do credit unions contact to make an investment? 
Jason Ritzenthaler, CFA, CTFA
Co-Chief Investment Officer MEMBERS Trust