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About the Ideal CU Community Foundation

The Ideal Credit Union Community Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the quality of life within our communities by supporting local initiatives at a variety of levels. Since its inception in 2005, the Ideal CU Community Foundation has returned thousands of dollars back to communities in the Twin Cities. Learn more about the Ideal CU Community Foundation and its benefactors.

Donate to the Ideal CU Community Foundation

Cash donations are always welcome. Because the Ideal CU Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3), your donations are tax deductible. Your support will help the Ideal CU Community Foundation carry on our mission and we THANK YOU for your generosity.

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8499 Tamarack Road
Woodbury MN 55125
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The Ideal CU Community Foundation supports a variety of causes throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Complete a donation request form for your organization. The Ideal CU Community Foundation Executive Board evaluates each request to ensure the cause aligns with the foundation's mission.

6th Annual Golf Tournament

Ideal Community Foundation 6th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, September 14, 2015

StoneRidge Golf Course - Directions to StoneRidge
Registration - 10:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start - 12:00 p.m.
Cocktails, dinner, program & prizes - 4:30  p.m.

Sponsor and play golf

Platinum Sponsor $850* - Hole sponsorship, foursome, lunch & dinner
Gold Sponsor $575* - Hole sponsorship, twosome, lunch & dinner
Hole Sponsor  $250 - Other sponsorships available - please contact us
Golf & Fun  $175* - Includes greens fees, cart, lunch & dinner
Dinner only - $40
Lunch Only - $20

*Includes 2 mulligans and 3ft of string

Register Online

Foundation in Action

Foundation in Action

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6th Annual MN Brain Tumor 5K

The Ideal CU Community Foundation is once again a Platinum Sponsor of the MN Brain Tumor 5K, which is set to take place on May 17, 2015. Last year's 5K raised more than $54,750 for brain tumor research and had nearly 1,000 participants. For the past four years the Ideal CU Community Foundation has provided monetary and volunteer support to this event. All proceeds benefit the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc.
Learn more and register for this year's 5K at www.mnbraintumor5k.com.

CoatsForKids

Coats for Kids Drive

the Ideal Community Foundation have partnered with the Salvation Army since 2010 to serve as a drop-off site for the local community and provide monetary support for the Coats for Kids program. Collection barrels are placed year-round in Ideal CU branch locations and participation in the drive is promoted regularly in member communications and at community and branch events.
Donate today at an Ideal CU branch near you.

2ndHarvest

Second Harvest Heartland

A group of ambitious and dedicated Ideal CU employees and family members headed to Second Harvest Heartland to help pack food for the regional food bank. The group surpassed previous records set by Ideal CU volunteers, filling 700 boxes, over 12 tons of food, that will provide 20,417 meals to those in need. Volunteers also presented a check from the Ideal CU Community Foundation for $500 to Second Harvest Heartland to help in its efforts to feed the hungry in our communities.

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Foundation Golf Tournament

A new venue, sunny skies and a strong showing of support enabled the Ideal CU Community Foundation to raise a record $16,800 at its 5th annual golf tournament in September, 2014, which was $3,000 more than the previous year. The event, held at StoneRidge Golf Course, attracted 127 golfers and 41 event and hole sponsors. The foundation will use the funds to aid local education, food shelf and community initiatives.

Ideal Credit Union Collects 224 Coats for Kids, Donates $2,500 for 156 more

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Ideal Credit Union members, staff and the community once again helped to fill collection barrels to ensure kids in the Twin Cities metro area receive new or gently used coats this winter. A total of 224 coats and 123 winter accessories were collected at Ideal Credit Union branch locations throughout the year, culminating with the October Salvation Army Coats for Kids Drive. In addition, the Ideal Community Foundation donated $2,500 from Casual for a Cause and other contributions, which the Salvation Army will use to make 156 for needy children.


Ideal CU Staff lends a hand at second harvest heartland

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1 in 8 MN children are at risk of hunger. That statistic is startling and got a group of Ideal CU staff motivated to roll up their sleeves and volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland last October, 2014.

This group prepared 12 pallets of
food, which equals 600 boxes, 18,000 pounds, and 15,000 meals to be distributed to those that need it right in our own state.


Ideal CU Community Foundation Fifth Annual Golf Tournament
Sets New Record for Funds Raised
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A new venue, sunny skies and a strong showing of support enabled the Ideal CU Community Foundation to raise a record $16,800 at its fifth annual golf tournament on September 8, 2014, which was $3,000 more than the previous year. The event, held at StoneRidge Golf Course, attracted 127 golfers and 41 event and hole sponsors. The foundation will use the funds to aid local education, food shelf and community initiatives. During the tournament dinner, participants heard from one of the recipients of foundation funds, Tartan High School DECA advisor Craig Spreiter. Spreiter said a lot of times foundations raise money, but the people who support and donate don’t have any real connection to how that money is used or being spent other than through a bulleted list in a report. “As a teacher I can share with you how much of an impact the foundation and this tournament today have had. The foundation has donated over $3,000 this past year to Tartan’s Relay for Life fundraiser, our BPA program and to Tartan DECA. Six of my DECA students advanced to the International Conference last May and two of them almost didn’t go because of the cost; $1,500 of that donation went to those students and one went on to win 5th place in the Professional Selling event. Without that donation he wouldn’t have been there,” Spreiter stated.


Ideal CU volunteers deliver over 5,000 meals during our
11 year commintment to Meals on Wheels

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For the past 11 years, Ideal Credit Union (Ideal CU) Meals on Wheels volunteers have delivered a nutritious meal and friendly smile to elderly and disabled recipients in the North St. Paul area. Since their first delivery in July of 2003, Ideal CU volunteers have never missed a regular Thursday delivery, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by Gladstone Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator Gigi Fitzpatrick.

“As our Ideal CU Meals on Wheels volunteers know, MOW is SO much more than food.  Our volunteers may be the only person our client sees all day, “Fitzpatrick stated. “The number of meals delivered by Ideal CU volunteers is nearly 5,000. The value of the Ideal CU volunteer commitment can’t be measured just by the dollar amount of the cost of keeping our clients in their homes or the number of meals delivered. Instead, they can be measured by the smiles on the faces they touch.  Those smiles can’t be measured in economic terms – no one can put a dollar value on all those smiles,” she added.

Ideal CU President/CEO Brian Sherrick recently presented a check for $1,500 to the Gladstone Meals on Wheels program to help continue its good work. “We value the great service this program provides to our community, and we are honored to do what we can to support it, both financially and through the dedication of our employees, who are the real champions of this cause.”