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Our Focus

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Community Engagement Fund

Nspire and Park Community Credit Union (Park) are invested in the places where we live, work and play.

The Community Engagement Fund (CEF) program will ensure that we are helping to make our members and our community’s financial lives better through connection. Our CEF program will leverage the services of Park to help grow economies and strengthen the communities where we serve. By combining our efforts and expertise with nonprofits, we’re connecting our members within our communities to resources they need to thrive.

Organizations interested in connecting with Nspire and Park and are seeking Financial Support, Employee Speaking Engagement, Financial Education Resources, or Corporate Volunteer Opportunities must complete and submit the Community Engagement Fund application at least thirty (30) days in advance of anticipated funding or needed employee engagement support.

All questions regarding Nspire and Park’s Community Engagement Fund Program can be directed to community.engagement@parkcommunity.com.

The Community Engagement Fund Application General Guidelines can be viewed by clicking here.

If you would like to apply, click here(This link will take you to an external website.)

Application – Important Items to Note:

  • To ensure the best experience while using the online application system (Blackbaud Award Management formerly known as Academic Works), you are encouraged to use a supported internet browser. For optimal compatibility, we recommend using any newer browser such as:
    • Google Chrome,
    • Mozilla Firefox,
    • Apple Safari, or
    • Microsoft Edge.
    • Not Fully Compatible: Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11)
  • You will be required to ‘sign up’ by entering an email address and a password of your choosing.

Financial Support

HOW WE MAKE AN IMPACT

Through purposeful investments, Park Community Credit Union (Park) and Nspire will support innovative partnerships that create value and help build better communities in which we serve.

Nspire serves as the catalyst for Park led initiatives, partnering and connecting with local nonprofits to tackle financial instabilities within our communities.

Park and Nspire will provide monetary support for economic, social and cultural activities of the places we live, work and play.

Metro Louisville, Southern Indiana, Lexington, Richmond, Berea and all areas of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

We proudly support local nonprofits. If you would like us to consider your nonprofit for donations and sponsorship, please read our guidelines and apply. (This link will take you to an external website.)

Application – Important Items to Note:

  • To ensure the best experience while using the online application system (Blackbaud Award Management formerly known as Academic Works), you are encouraged to use a supported internet browser. For optimal compatibility, we recommend using any newer browser such as:
    • Google Chrome,
    • Mozilla Firefox,
    • Apple Safari, or
    • Microsoft Edge.
    • Not Fully Compatible: Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11)
  • You will be required to ‘sign up’ by entering an email address and a password of your choosing.

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We are proud to support our employees’ passion and commitment to volunteering and giving back as part of our approach to The Community Engagement Fund.

One of the best ways we can play a role in helping to address community needs is by connecting our employees to opportunities to help advance local economies and social progress. We choose to make an impact in the financial lives of all that we serve and encourage our employees to act and provide their time and talent to local projects and organizations

If you would like to request Park Community Credit Union employee(s) volunteers for your non-profit organized event, please review our guidelines and then click here to request our help. (The link to request assistance will take you to an external website.)

Application – Important Items to Note:

  • To ensure the best experience while using the online application system (Blackbaud Award Management formerly known as Academic Works), you are encouraged to use a supported internet browser. For optimal compatibility, we recommend using any newer browser such as:
    • Google Chrome,
    • Mozilla Firefox,
    • Apple Safari, or
    • Microsoft Edge.
    • Not Fully Compatible: Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11)
  • You will be required to ‘sign up’ by entering an email address and a password of your choosing.

Employee Speaking Engagement

TIME and TALENT

Park Community Credit Union (Park) employees are content experts in their respective fields and proudly represent the Park brand. All employees are encouraged to participate in speaking engagements, serving on board of directors, and commit time and talent to community initiatives on behalf of Park and Nspire.

Supporting local economies and the financial lives of our members is a priority. We are eager to share our knowledge and resources with our community. Our employees are our most valuable resource and we support their professional development, career growth and community engagement.

To request a content expert to speak at your next event, please apply through the Community Engagement Fund. Click here to access the application. (The application link will take you to an external website.)

Application – Important Items to Note:

  • To ensure the best experience while using the online application system (Blackbaud Award Management formerly known as Academic Works), you are encouraged to use a supported internet browser. For optimal compatibility, we recommend using any newer browser such as:
    • Google Chrome,
    • Mozilla Firefox,
    • Apple Safari, or
    • Microsoft Edge.
    • Not Fully Compatible: Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11)
  • You will be required to ‘sign up’ by entering an email address and a password of your choosing.

Guidelines

Community Engagement Fund General Guidelines

The Community Engagement Fund application will assist in identifying appropriate funding to organizations where Park Community Credit Union (Park) and Nspire can make a difference.

Our goal is to provide monetary support, generally up to $10,000.00, to organizations that foster economic development in all the areas we serve, with a focus on metropolitan Louisville, Southern Indiana area and the Bluegrass Region.

It is our mission to provide support to organizations that serve a wide varied constituency. All organizations applying for the fund must have a non-profit designation or 501(c3) letter from the IRS.

Funding will generally focus on the following categories:

  • Education, Financial Education
  • Housing, Family and Youth Community Welfare Programs
  • Economic Accessibility (health food access, transportation, access to financial services)
  • Community Projects (civic and cultural activities)

Limitations and Exclusions:

  • We will not consider applications for capital campaigns
  • We will not fund organizations of a controversial nature
  • We will not provide support for a political candidate(s)
  • We will not fund general operating expenses
  • We will not fund organized youth sports programs

Things to Note:

All requests must be submitted through the Community Engagement Request Form at least thirty (30) days prior to funding.

Questions regarding the Community Engagement Fund can be directed to community.engagement@parkcommunity.com.

Park appreciates efforts to share information regarding our passion for reinvesting in our communities, recipients of donations can submit a copy of press release, prior to publication, regarding funds, by emailing community.engagement@parkcommunity.com.