Financial Education Grants Available from Foundation
by National Credit Union Foundation
Press Release

Madison, Wis. – Credit union organizations can apply for a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through March 31, 2018. The Foundation is looking to distribute up to $75,000 in grant funds to credit union organizations as part of this effort.

The application can be found here or by visiting

“We are honored to offer these Biz Kid$ grants as they provide an amazing opportunity for credit unions to make an impact in their communities,” said Danielle Brown, the Foundation’s Director of Development & Donor Relations. “Each year we offer these grants, credit union organizations get more creative with how they implement the Biz Kid$ program. I cannot wait to see what the future grantees come up with this year to improve youth financial literacy.”

The Foundation has been highlighting Biz Kid$ grantees that have been leveraging Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education skills. One example includes our own North Star Community Credit Union! Under the direction of Nanci Wilson, North Star CCU has been using Biz Kid$ in their Seeds-2-$ave Program to assist students in the learning of supply, demand, and entrepreneurship for their produce business.

“Filling out the grant application took less than ten minutes and ultimately changed the opportunities that the participants have in the Seeds-2-$ave program,” said Wilson. “So far, we have purchased a canopy for our market days, raised garden beds, gardening tools, and a shed to place it all in. Implementing the Biz Kid$ program and entrepreneurship spirit has added a spin to this program that has created the most positive buzz with our young business leaders! I encourage everyone that has a program focused on youth financial literacy to apply. It’s easy, worth it and it changes the entire dynamics of what you can do to enhance your opportunities for today’s youth,” she concluded.

What the Grants Fund

Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants may be used to fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program. Projects may engage teachers, students, education leaders, local PBS stations, or community stakeholders through events, activities, and/or curriculum distribution. Each project should create innovative and engaging activities incorporating Biz Kid$ materials. Funds may not be used as a cash donation to a third party.

Grants Aligned with Biz Kid$

Biz Kid$ is a financial literacy initiative launched nationally in January 2008 that teaches kids about money and business. The initiative includes an award-winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website ( targeting children 9 – 16 years old.  The number one goal of the Biz Kid$ financial literacy initiative is to teach kids from upper elementary through high school to understand and incorporate the skills they need to successfully manage their financial lives. One goal of the Foundation’s Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants is to extend the reach of the series beyond broadcast into the community. For more information about Biz Kid$, click here.

Questions about Biz Kid$ or the grant process can be directed to Danielle Brown at (608) 556-2406 or via email at

About the National Credit Union Foundation (

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.



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