In 1992, the League founded the Shapiro Group to cooperatively pool the resources of the credit union community to help small credit unions operate efficiently and effectively. The first group of its kind, it was named in honor of San Francisco attorney Leo H. Shapiro, remembered as the “father of the credit union movement in California.
Today, Shapiro Credit Unions represent half of the credit unions in California and Nevada and in the spirit of the cooperative movement have joined together through their Leagues to provide education, resources, recommendations and advice to help credit unions under $79 million in assets operate efficiently and effectively.
There are now two methods to submit your grant applications:
Note: The grant amount will cover up to half the costs of the marketing/public awareness expenditure, not to exceed $2,500.
- Just Ask Grant
The Shapiro Group offers up to $1,000 for products and services that do not fit into any of the other grant categories.
- Advocacy Expense Grant
The Shapiro Group offers up to $2,000 to help Shapiro Group credit unions offset credit union advocacy trip expenses.
What Is Credit Union Partners For Advocacy?
The Credit Union Partners for Advocacy program enables small credit unions to join large credit unions at the annual Government Affairs Conference (GAC). The GAC includes educational sessions, notable speakers, and Legislative visits.
Why Should I Participate In Credit Union Partners For Advocacy?
More than 30 Shapiro CUs were represented at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, and nearly 20 of those received generous sponsorship from participants in the Credit Union Partners for Advocacy program.
Click here for the form to sign up as a PARTNER for ADVOCACY!
Let's make sure that the voice of small credit unions is heard!
Helping Shapiro Group Credit Unions Reach Their Potential
The Shapiro Group utilizes a cooperative effort to pool the resources of the credit union community to help credit unions under $69 million in assets operate efficiently and effectively.