SALT LAKE CITY (8/1/14)--The Utah Credit Union Association's 100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation awarded more than $91,800 in grants to state schools during the last school year.
|Students at Columbia Elementary School in Utah received iPads through a 100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation grant. (Utah Credit Union Association photo)|
Nineteen districts received the funding for various projects throughout the year.
The foundation grants go mostly toward supplies for the schools' core curriculum. "We review several grant applications each quarter, looking for those that will impact the greatest number of students in the greatest possible way," said Liz White, foundation director. "As we've watched the trend lean toward technology-based resources, the foundation has awarded several grant requests for iPads and similar equipment."
In addition to iPads, schools across the state received funds for musical instruments, books and science equipment.
"People helping people is what it's all about," said Scott Simpson, Utah Credit Union Association president/CEO. "In the true spirit of the original credit union philosophy, Utah's credit unions are giving back to the people in their communities through 100% for Kids. Every donation, large or small, goes directly to help teachers create the best classroom experience they can for their students."
The 100% For Kids Utah Credit Union Education Foundation was formed by the Utah Credit Union Association with a mission to improve education in Utah by enhancing and expanding classroom level resources and programs. The foundation has donated over $5 million since its inception in 2002, contributing to all of Utah's 40 school districts. All of the funds donated go directly to teachers for use in their classroom.