Experiential Learning Grant application deadline is July 15

June 30, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (6/30/15)--Credit union organizations have until July 15 to apply for an experiential learning grant from the National Credit Union Foundation.

Funded credit union organizations will be granted $10,000 or more as part of the effort.

Experiential learning programs that the foundation has had experience with include: 

  • Reality fairs--A hands-on financial literacy experience for high school students to learn some of the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own;
  • Retirement fairs--In cooperation with CUNA Mutual Group, the “Route Your Retirement” program assists credit union members and staff better prepare for retirement; and 
  • Life Simulations--Also known as “Poverty Simulations,” this experience is designed to help credit union employees, volunteers, and leaders begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month the month. 

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

Applications will be reviewed by the Foundations’ Grant Committee from July 15-Sept. 1 and grant contracts will be signed and disbursed to successful applicants on or around Oct. 1. The grant timeline will be for 12 months beginning from the date of the contract.