Why WF?


We believe all people
should have access to
affordable, reliable and
sustainable financial
services.

 

We Are Your Guide to Credit Unions Worldwide.

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WF) is your guide to participate in the global credit union community. We are the apex institution for the global credit union movement; helping credit unions solve a myriad of issues that helps them grow, strengthen and be increasingly accessible to their members and community. 

We have the tools, expertise and track record to support the needs of the global credit union movement while offering value to the business and philanthropic areas of credit unions that support us. 
 

What is "Global Good"?

Our new mantra, "Do Good. Do Global Good." is all about financial empowerment through the credit union movement.

Doing Global Good is the "Why" in what we do, who we are, and the impact that the Worldwide Foundation, through the World Council, provides to millions around the world.

 

Four Ways You Can do Global Good.

Join World Council in empowering financial cooperatives and their members to improve. 
 
Become a Supporter

Join the Global Movement

Become a part of the World Council's VISION 2020 to include 50 million more members to the global credit union movement by becoming a Worldwide Foundation supporter today!Give Today!
GLOBAL GOOD CARD

Attract New Members

Start a Global Good credit card program to attract and reach new audiences and members to your credit union while supporting Worldwide Foundation in forwarding financial inclusion around the globe.White Paper
Engage & Volunteer

Come With Us Into the Field

Get involved by participating in a Engagement Program or Volunteer Opportunity and do Global Good with your knowledge and passion.
Get Involved
Charitable Donation Accounts

Help Members Do More

Partner with the Worldwide Foundation and Member's Trust to allow your credit union to fund charitable contributions through investment returns rather than operating income, while also diversifying risk.White Paper
 

See Our Track Record

WF has increased its impact and financial support to the World Council's international development programs annually.
Read about our work in 2017 by reviewing our annual report.

View Annual Report
 

Five Ways the Worldwide Foundation Impacts
the Global Credit Union Community

See how WF makes its mark worldwide using credit unions. 
 

We Enable Scale

With an un-paralleled global footprint, WOCCU leverages its 68,000 institutional members in 109 countries to impact more than 235 million people.

We Reach the Last Mile

We reach the last mile consumer in rural and remote areas through our credit union members and affiliated local financial institutions, as well as focus on integrating digital communication networks.

We Instill Trust

Communities and people trust World Council and its members; our members are integrated foundations of the social fabric. We are recognized for our historical mission which has focused on building localized networks to meet social objectives and improved economic livelihoods.

Our Members Drive Sustainability

Our partners in the field consist of our global network of members, who are permanent stakeholders in the countries we do work in.

We Are Experts in Financial Inclusion

We have a cadre of technical professionals that deploy our core competencies in institutional strengthening, as well as working with businesses and individuals to drive entrepreneurship, train on financial decision-making capacity and instill financial literacy and discipline.