The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas announced that it has grants available to community organizations and credit unions affiliated with the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas.
The foundation is funded by participating North and South Dakota Credit Unions. It funds projects in the areas of access to financial services, financial education, savings and asset accumulation, and small credit union development. Those interested in applying must be an affiliated North and South Dakota Credit Union or a community organization. Non-credit union organizations may apply for grant funding but must partner with a North or South Dakota credit union and be able to clearly demonstrate how the project will impact credit unions and their members.
Funds may be used for education of credit union employees and volunteers; public education initiatives related to consumer finance; projects and programs that support new, small or community development credit unions; enhancement to league or association projects funded by other sources that are consistent with the foundation’s mission and purposes; programs or projects that extend credit union services to the full range of membership, with emphasis on the unserved, underserved or low-income consumers; affordable housing projects; disaster relief; and partnerships that provide services or carry out projects consistent with the foundation’s mission and purposes.
The foundation will consider grant proposals throughout the year. Interested parties should submit applications by March 31. Interested organizations can obtain a grant application by contacting Amy Jo Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.