Small Credit Unions

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 $103 million in assets operate efficiently and effectively.

 

 

 

CUNA GAC Partner for Advocacy Program

Applications Due by January 25

Join us for this year’s CUNA GAC taking place March 9-14 where you are an advocate on behalf of credit unions. The more advocates that attend, the louder our voice is during the Hill Hikes where you’ll have face-to-face meetings with your representatives about the issues that are important to you.

To apply for a Partner for Advocacy Grant up to $2,500, to cover the cost of registration and travel expenses, CLICK HERE to download the form and submit it to deannef@ccul.org

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Shapiro Credit Union Grants

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/services that do not fit in other grant categories.
  • Advocacy Expense Grant
    The Shapiro Group offers up to $2,000 to help Shapiro credit unions offset credit union advocacy expenses.
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Shapiro ListServ

The place for Shapiro sized credit unions to bring their issues to each other, currently an extremely active application.

To sign up for the Shapiro listserv, please send your request to Deanne Figueras.

Shapiro Resources

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 $103 million in assets operate efficiently and effectively.

Small Credit Union Staff Salary Survey (2017-18)

Staff Salary Survey Report (2018)