MADISON, Wis. (1/22/15)--The National Credit Union Foundation is accepting applications through March 31 for its Biz Kid$ financial education grant program.
"We encourage credit unions to apply for a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant to improve youth financial literacy through the engaging and award-winning Biz Kid$ program," said Danielle Brown, foundation director of development and donor relations.
Grants are awarded to innovative and engaging programs that use Biz Kid$ financial literacy resources, which include an award-winning public television program, classroom materials and a website.
Eligible applicants include credit unions, credit union service organizations, state credit union associations, state credit union foundations and any other organizations owned or controlled by credit unions.
Past grantees include Travis CU, Vacaville, Calif., with $2.2 billion in assets, which teamed up with the community to create a Work-Ready Certification program for local students, and the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation for its effort to improve financial literacy skills with an entrepreneurship program.