Our Story


"To enhance the quality of life in Minnesota communities through partnership in financial education, programs and support."

Whether it be providing clean water or raising funds to find a cure for a disease, nonprofit organizations are typically designed to meet a need utilizing the expertise and vested interest of those involved. The Affinity Plus Foundation is no exception. Originally established in 2000 by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, the Affinity Plus Foundation provides much-needed financial education across the state of Minnesota and offers scholarships to support continuing education.



You must feel compelled to take action. We offer various ways to be involved in supporting or receiving financial education. Request a financial education presenter, apply for a scholarship or grant opportunity, donate items for the Silent Auction – as a supporter or a recipient or both, you can be a part of the mission of the Affinity Plus Foundation.



Financial education goes far beyond classroom walls. Decisions we make today impact much of what we dream of tomorrow. We offer a variety of financial education topics relevant to your life, whatever your age, gender or circumstance. Each topic is supported by videos, printable materials and resources to assist you in applying it to your own life or to those around you. Additionally, you can request a financial education expert to come to you, at no cost and a time and location convenient for you or your group.



We empower our teachers, students, adults and youth across Minnesota to make positive decisions that impact their future. We provide you with trusted resources and know-how to feel confident in the direction you are headed, while supporting you with vital tips and advice for sound financial decision-making.


Annual Report

The Affinity Plus Foundation works to engage, educate and empower individuals and communities. It does so by providing college scholarships to Affinity Plus members pursuing higher education, and by awarding grants that support educators and community organizations across Minnesota. The 2018 Foundation Annual Report provides an overview of activities, as the Foundation awarded $70,000 to students and $64,000 in grants to educators, community groups and non-profits.