CUs Encouraged to Apply for NCUF Financial Education Grants

Posted by Marissa Anema Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:14:00 PM

MADISON, Wis. - Credit union organizations can now apply for new Financial Education Grants from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) through June 30.

NCUF's annual grant program was formerly known as "Innovation Grants," but has been updated this year to realign with the Foundation's new focus on financial education.

"Whether it's a Financial Reality Fair for high school students or a financial counseling program we encourage you to apply," said Lois Kitsch, National Program Manager at NCUF. "We are looking to fund innovative programs that improve the financial capability of all Americans."

The goals of NCUF's Financial Education Grants continue to be aligned with REAL Solutions, NCUF's signature program. In striving to improve the financial capability of American families, including low wealth individuals and families and young adults and children, REAL Solutions will focus on financial education and literacy programs that are designed to increase family financial capability through access to relevant information, training opportunities and wealth coaching.

Eligible applicants include credit unions, CUSOs, state credit union associations, state credit union foundations, and any other organizations owned or controlled by credit unions.

The application can be found by visiting, then click the "Apply for a Grant" button or "Foundation Programs>Financial Education Grants."


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