How to Apply for a Professional Development Grant

The New York Credit Union Foundation provides financial assistance to credit union employees and volunteers for attending education and training programs offered by the New York Credit Union Association.

Application Process

Please complete the online application and submit electronically. If you are unable to utilize the form, the printable application should be completed, scanned, and submitted electronically, with all necessary information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you cannot submit electronically, please fax to (518) 782-4266. 

Grant Range

 Up to $2,500

Eligibility Requirements

All federal- and state-chartered credit unions located in New York State are eligible to apply. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need as a requirement for this program. The total amount of a grant award will vary for members and non-members of the New York Credit Union Association.

Use of Grant Funds

Professional Development Grants may be used for registration fees to attend professional development training and education workshops and conferences offered by or through the New York Credit Union Association.

Special Instructions

Credit unions may submit more than one application for Professional Development throughout the year until they reach the maximum fund limit.


Professional Development online applications may be submitted throughout the calendar year or until grant funds have been depleted.

Professional Development Grant requests must be received at least ten days prior to the event.

The applicant will receive notification of a grant award decision within seven (7) business days from the date of the application submission.

Review Criteria

The Foundation will evaluate the grant application based on your credit union's financial need and performance.

Grant Award Limits

The maximum funds a credit union can receive per year calendar year for a professional development grant is $2,500. Grant program guidelines are subject to modification at any time and are contingent upon the availability of funds. Unique circumstances may result in grant awards being approved beyond the maximum dollar amount listed above. Applying for a Professional Development Grant does not guarantee funding or full funding allotment.