Funding Support

Making an impact on our community is part of Explorers Credit Union’s DNA


Types of funding support requests Explorers CU considers

• We want to make an impact to the members we serve as well as the nonprofits and the businesses in our region and those they serve.
• We also desire to promote Explorers CU and our brand identity through advertisements, promotions, sponsorships and giveaways.

Timeline for your request

• For requests less than $100, please submit the completed form at least 5 business days prior to decision or advertising deadline.
• For requests of $100 or more, please submit the completed form during the quarterly deadline window as follows:

Decision or Advertising deadline (earlier)Submission deadline for funding support requestsNotification by
January - March*December 1 by noon Central*December 15*
April - JuneMarch 1 by noon CentralMarch 15
July - SeptemberJune 1 by noon CentralJune 15
October - DecemberSeptember 1 by noon CentralSeptember 15
* Please note that the January – March 2023 submission deadline for funding support requests will be January 5, 2023 by noon Central with notification by January 15, 2023.

Click to download the Explorers CU Funding Support Request Form, complete and email it to
We want you to provide us the best information to help us make a funding decision. Please click to view the Explorers CU Funding Support Scorecard to see how we will evaluate your project or event.


Bon Homme County 4-H Club – Awards Night Donor
Bon Homme Food Pantry – Renovation Project Donor
Bon Homme FFA – Scholarship and Jacket Assistance Donor
Bon Homme Running Club – July 4th 5K Run Sponsor
Bon Homme Yearbook – Publication Support
Crofton Community Club – Crofton’s Dam Race Partner
Keep Yankton Beautiful – Marne Creek Dog Park Partner
Lewis and Clark Theatre Company – Season Sponsor
Mount Marty University – Lancer Club & Gregorian Club Sponsor
Niobrara Trade – Publication Support
Parkston Catholic Daughters – Spring Luncheon Donor
Parkston Knights of Columbus – Tootsie Roll Drive Donor
Parkston Pink Ladies – Poker Run Sponsor
Springfield Chamber – Christmas Lunch Donor
Springfield Rodeo Club – Bull O Rama Program
Tabor Chamber of Commerce – Czech Days Program
Tea Area High School – Roast Beef Feed Fundraiser Sponsor
Wynot Public School – Post Prom Party Sponsor
Yankton Area Riverboat Days – Captain & Belle Event Sponsor
Yankton Area Summer Band – Program and Holiday Concert Reception Sponsor
Yankton County EMS – Health Safety of Yankton Kids
Yankton Ribfest – Event Sponsor
Yankton Rotary Club – Bike Helmet Safety Donor
Yankton Morning Optimist Club – Dress a Bear Sponsor

We appreciate all that you do to serve our community!!  We look forward to receiving your funding support request!

Looking for information on our Gear for Good program?
Visit the program webpage by clicking here.