University of Illinois Community Credit Union Helps Out Community During Pandemic

Champaign, IL – University of Illinois Community Credit Union (UICCU) received two grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC) to support relief efforts for populations hardest-hit by COVID-19. Through the grant relief funds, UICCU has donated over $41,000 across the community since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

The COVID-19 Relief Program consisted of zero-rate advances and grants to support all its member institutions and the communities they serve as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beneficiaries are small businesses, as selected by the member or associate member institution, and nonprofit organizations in Illinois and/or Wisconsin.

UICCU identified the following organizations as primary beneficiaries:

  • $12,000 United Way Covid Relief Fund
  • $5,500 Urbana Neighborhood Connection Center
  • $5,500 Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club
  • $5,000 Habitat for Humanity of Champaign Country
  • $5,000 Restoration Urban Ministries
  • $3,000 Illinois Cares
  • $3,000 Helping Businesses Bounce Back Giveaway
  • $1,000 to CU Better Together
  • $1,000 to CU at Home

“Community is in our name, and we continue to focus our efforts on being an excellent community partner, said UICCU President/CEO, Chris Harlan. Of all the unforeseen change that has come in the past eight months, this was an opportunity to make a positive impact across multiple local organizations.”

U of I Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative that provides a wide range of financial products and services to anyone who lives or works in Champaign, Ford, Piatt, Douglas, Vermilion, Coles, Dewitt, Edgar, Iroquois, Moultrie, and Sangamon, IL counties as well as University of Illinois employees, Carle employees and other select employee groups. UICCU was named one of the 2017, 2018, & 2019 Best Places to Work in Illinois, 2019 and 2020 Best Credit Unions to Work For and 2019 Tops in the 217 Winner for Banks/Credit Unions. To learn more, visit