About the Ideal CU Community Foundation

Since 2005, the Ideal CU Community Foundation and has worked hard to fulfill its mission of strengthening the quality of life in our local communities and beyond. The Ideal CU Community Foundation is funded by generous donations from Ideal CU’s membership, staff, volunteers and business partners. Donations are reinvested to support many worthy organizations, educational initiatives, financial literacy programs and more! The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Ideal CU Community Foundation
8499 Tamarack Road
Woodbury MN 55125
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Foundation in Action


Coats for Kids Drive

Ideal CU aims to beat its record for the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids drive with your help! Bring in new or gently used coats for all ages to any Ideal CU branch now through October 12. Now in the 4th year of participating, Ideal CU looks to exceed last year’s record and collect 400 coats to provide warmth to Twin Cities youth this winter. The Ideal CU Community Foundation has also pledged a cash donation to purchase more coats in addition to what is collected.

Second Harvest

Ideal CU Volunteers Pack 20,417 Meals for Second Harvest

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.



Flagship fundraiser earns over $13,500

A strong outpouring of support enabled the Ideal CU Community Foundation to raise over $13,500 at its 4th annual golf tournament in September. The event, held at Dellwood Hills Country Club, attracted a total of 101 golfers and 39 event and hole sponsors. The foundation will use the funds to aid local education, food shelf and community initiatives.

Walk to End Brain Tumors

Despite brisk winds and chilly temperatures, close to 700 participants took part in this year's Minnesota Musella Foundation 5k Walk to End Brain Tumors. The event raised more than $31,000, which represents a 24% increase over 2012 according to organizers. For the past three 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. Thanks to all who participated!

Submit a donation request

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.