The Anoka Hennepin Credit Union Spirit Foundation supports local organizations which provide safety,
health, nourishment, education, or inspiration to young adults in local communities. The Spirit
Foundation envisions that if young adults have those basic needs met they will be free to discover and
achieve their dreams, no matter what those dreams may be.
In addition, the Spirit Foundation offers support to youth focused organizations, including local
high schools, youth groups, mission organizations, addiction programs, food shelves, and others. That
support may include financial support, financial education classes, awareness campaigns, or volunteer
work on behalf of selected organizations.
Executing Our Mission
Anoka Hennepin Credit Union offers eight financial scholarships ranging from $500.00 to
$1,000.00, depending if their high school participates in AHCU's SPIRIT programs.
The AHCU Spirit Debit Card can accompany any checking account AHCU offers. When the card is
used, AHCU donates 5% of debit card transaction fees to the AHCU Spirit Foundation. This
donation is then given to participating high schools to reduce student activity costs, so that
all students can participate in healthy school activities.
The current participating schools include:
An ISD 11( Anoka Hennepin School District) card is also available.
Twenty seven percent of U.S. Public High Schools will eliminate extra-curricular programs by
2020 according to Up2Us Sports. Kids deserve a chance to play and participate in their favorite
school activities. The Spirit Foundation wants to provide a 100% tax-deductible channel for the
community to rally support to keep these programs viable at their favorite local high school.
Other youth focused community programs will benefit too.