PSFCU Members may choose to support their community by transferring the membership fees they collect to a Sponsoring Organization. To become a Member of our Credit Union, you must be a Member of one of the Sponsoring Organizations:
The Polish Cultural Foundation was incorporated in the state of New Jersey in 1973 as a non-profit cultural foundation with the purpose to enrich both American and Polish cultures by sponsorship and encouragement of sponsorship of national, social, educational, scientific, cultural, and other events contributing to accomplishments in these areas. In 1982 the Foundation purchased a school building in the suburban township of Clark, New Jersey. The Foundation is located there up to now.
The Polish Supplementary School Council was established in 1925 at the initiative of Waclaw Bojan, the author of “The New World.” As catalyst for his idea, he used America’s liquidation of bilingual ethnic schools. The founded schools were created in the vicinity of Polish Catholic parishes with classes taking place on weekends. School curriculum included Polish gramma rand spelling, Polish history, geography, traditions, and religion. Hired instructors and teaching staff consisted of individuals educated, approved and paid by the Polish Ministry of Education.
Polonia of Long Island is a Polish organization, promoting educational and informational activities for children, youth and adults, sightseeing trips, events and gatherings for Polonia, sport trips and trainings. Organization is cooperating with Parish Counsel of the Our Lady of Assumption church in Copiague, support Polish Schools on Long Island, as well as helping Polish people in life crisis situations.
The Copernicus Foundation was established in Chicago in 1971 as a non-profit organization. Its mission is to provide the people of Chicago with a major civic, cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment resource. The Foundation does this by providing diverse, multicultural arts and entertainment through its three divisions of Museums & Exhibits, Performing Arts, and Outreach & Education.
Founded in 1925, the Kosciuszko Foundation, is the American Center of Polish Culture, promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. Thanks to donations from Polish-American donors, it awards up to $1 million annually in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists, professionals, artists, and promotes Polish culture in America. The Foundation has awarded scholarships and provided a forum to Poles who have changed history.
The Polish &Slavic Center (PSC), a non-profit social and cultural services organization founded in 1972 primarily serves the Polish-American community of New York and New Jersey, which is the largest concentration of Polish Americans in the United States. With about 40,000 members the PSC is one of the largest Polish American organization on the East Coast. Without engaging itself politically, the PSC serves the entire Polish and Slavic community, uniting rather than dividing, and whenever necessary mobilizing social forces for an effective fight for the rights due our ethnic group.
The purpose of Alliance of Polish Clubs is to initiate and coordinate the activities of individual clubs and organizations affiliated within infrastructure by encouraging their interest in assisting the people of Poland and our surrounding Polish-American community in the Chicago area. In over 80 years, thousands of dollars have been sent through individual Clubs to their hometowns in Poland for public projects such as construction of schools, town halls, fire stations, churches and for general infrastructure improvement. Most important, however has been the constant contact of Polish immigrants living in and around the Chicagoland area with their home town in Poland.
The Polish Army Veterans Association of America (PAVA) is an independent, mutual aid organization of former Polish soldiers operating continuously since 1921. PAVA in 1996 founded the Polish Military Heritage Museum. PAVA promotes Polish culture and Polish American traditions, and also organizes celebrations of Polish national holidays and historical events.
The Pulaski Parade Committee sponsors the greatest manifestation of Polish Pride in the United States by hosting the largest gathering of Polonia, who march proudly up the 5th Avenue in New York City. Since 1937, the Pulaski Parade is the second oldest ethnic parade in New York City. The Pulaski Parade honors the memory of two Polish American patriot generals, Casimir Pulaski and Thaddeus Kosciuszko, who fought for American freedom during the War for Independence.
The Polish Highlanders Alliance was established in 1929 in the state of Illinois to pursue both ideological as well as material goals. Its main aim is to organize Polish highlanders, spread throughout the United States and Canada, into a single, cohesive highlander family in America. The Polish Highlanders Alliance is constantly growing in strength and numbers for the benefit of Poland and the United States.