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Foundation Support for Financial Literacy Initiatives

The Credit Union Foundation supports efforts that enhance financial literacy and provide personal, affordable financial services for individuals. We offer grant funding to help credit unions initiate financial literacy projects throughout Maryland and D.C. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to help credit unions provide financial education programs for their members and the communities they serve.

Financial Literacy Grants

All Maryland and D.C.-based credit unions, as well as MD|DC Credit Union Association affiliated credit unions in other states, are eligible to apply. Financial literacy grant requests may be extended up to $1,000 per credit union participating in a single program.

Sample funded activities include:

  • Financial education for students and teachers
  • Financial education for credit union members
  • Financial literacy-oriented website development
  • Financial education for community organizations
  • Student branch openings
  • Millionaire’s Club high school program

Basic Requirements for Applicants

Please assess your request against the following basic requirements.

Does your proposal:

  • Assist, advance, and strengthen the financial health of your members and the communities you serve?
  • Address problems and create sustainable solutions?
  • Identify populations to be affected?
  • Incorporate an evaluation method that can demonstrate outcomes?
  • Involve other credit unions, agencies, or institutions in a collaborative manner?
  • Demonstrate good stewardship of resources (highest and best use of grant funds)?
  • Promote programs that can be replicated?