The foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that reflects the spirit of Dupaco Community Credit Union’s mission of improving peoples’ financial position and enhancing the quality of life.
The Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation was established in 2012 to honor the retirement of 47-year employee and long-time Dupaco Community Credit Union President and CEO, Robert W. “Bob” Hoefer.
The Foundation is designed to carry on the Bob Hoefer tradition of empowering individuals through financial coaching and providing opportunities for job training, small business, and home ownership. With a focus on personal pride and dignity, the foundation aims to transform sudden and unexpected economic hardships into financially sustainable outcomes for individuals and families.
The Foundation provides support for many Dupaco strategic partnerships and programs focused on financial empowerment, and allows for direct investments in individuals and families for:
Review the Foundation's 2017 Annual Report to see its' financial strength and contributions to grant recipients.
Grant Funding Overview (Eligibility)
Dupaco R.W. Hoefer grants will be primarily needs-based as determined by the R.W. Hoefer Foundation Board of Directors. The foundation provides voluntary grants to Dupaco members residing anywhere, non-members residing in the states of Illinois, Iowa, or Wisconsin, and 501(c)3 organizations within the states of Illinois, Iowa, or Wisconsin. Grants are available for a multitude of purposes, including:
View the video on the Foundation's support of one of Dupaco's strategic partnerships:
Donate to the Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation
Honor the legacy of Robert W. “Bob” Hoefer and support the Foundation’s efforts by making a financial gift. The Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Apply for a grant from the Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation
Grants are available for a multitude of purposes and will be primarily needs-based as determined by the Foundation Board of Directors.
How to Apply:
Click on the appropriate application below (Individual or Organization). Completed application materials may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by mail to:
Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation
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Applicants are invited to contact our administrative support at email@example.com or 800-373-7600, ext. 2250 with specific questions on eligibility.
Grant requests can be made at any time and depending on timing, urgency, and the volume of applications, grant awards could be made more frequently if deemed necessary by the Foundation Board of Directors.