The ACU Sponsorship and Donations program strengthens ACU’s mission to responsibly serve the community it operates in. With this objective in mind, the credit union has proposed a number of requirements to all applicant organizations that are eligible for support from ACU.
We invest a portion of our profits back to the local community through our donations. It is our dividend to society. Our donations have for the most part, a social purpose.
When honoring sponsorships, it is important for the ACU to look after the interests of our society as well as those of the credit union. We consider sponsorships to be a symbol of a lasting cooperation, which fits our strategic choices. We see it as two parties beneficially serving each other. We can provide you with facilities, manpower, knowledge or financial support. We therefore expect an adequate exertion in return.
You can submit your request by filling out the sponsorship and donation form. We advise you to read the terms and conditions carefully to learn all of the requirements. We will then see whether your application is eligible for a contribution. If so, we will check if your application falls under the sponsorships or donations program. Forms that are not fully completed will not be considered. You will receive a response within four weeks.
The ACU only sponsors or donates to initiatives that are in line with ACU’s own mission to serve the community. The applicant organization must be of good character and conduct a responsible financial policy. The applicant organization must also have a strict neutral policy regarding religious and political matters. ACU does not wish to be associated with any religious or political movement.
ACU contributes directly to the organizing or executive body, and not to an intermediary person or organization. Profit entities are not eligible for financial aid.
Furthermore, the following rules apply to all sponsorship – donation requests:
In addition, the following applications are not accepted:
It is not possible to make a complete list of all the initiatives that are eligible for support. The ACU wishes to be associated within the following areas: safety, health, environment, education, art & culture, volunteering for the benefit of the community, and so on.
The ACU prefers temporary projects; due to ACU’s policies, multiannual projects do not fit in ACU’s annual budget approval. It is therefore wise to submit projects early on.
In principle, ACU funds projects in all locations that have ACU branches. Therefore in Curacao, BES islands, Aruba and St. Maarten.
ACU sponsorships are not non-committal. The agreed output, which must be proportional to ACU’s contribution, must be agreed upon in writing. Other financial institutions are also allowed to support the project.
The above is a general overview of all criteria used by the ACU. The cooperative chooses which of the many applications it is going to support. Take into consideration that even projects who meet all criteria may be rejected.
Stick to the following guidelines when sending in a request for a donation or sponsorship. All applications should include: