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MnCUF Financial Education Grant

Grants to Minnesota Credit Unions for Community
Programs on Financial Education and Literacy

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF)

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Grants to Minnesota credit unions for financial education projects that benefit the community. Projects can include teaching financial literacy classes, establishing branches in local schools, hosting credit and budgeting seminars, and collaborating with another organization to teach personal finance skills.

Grant applications are evaluated by the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors and evaluated on factors such as credit union value, community impact, collaboration, and creativity.

Examples of financial education projects/initiatives include:
- Establishing an in-school branch
- Hosting seminars on credit, debt, budgeting, etc., for members of the community
- Teaching financial literacy classes in local schools
- Partnering with a community organization to teach personal finance skills
- Coordinating retirement or estate planning workshops
- Supplying local schools with financial education curriculum

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148100

Term of Contract:

Funding must be deployed for the stated grant purpose within one year of receipt, unless recipient receives a written extension from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Minnesota credit unions may apply.

Grant guidelines and restrictions:

- Products/services that exclusively benefit a credit union’s membership are not eligible for funding.
- Grants may not be used for salaries, pass-through funding, or incentive payments.
- Minnesota credit unions may partner with non-credit union organizations for grant funding, so long as the project demonstrates a positive impact on a credit union’s community.
- Repeated requests from previous grant recipients will be permitted, however, new project grant applicants will receive priority.

Pre-Application Information:

The grant application deadline is September 30.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Minnesota Credit Union Foundation
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034

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USA: Minnesota