The National Credit Union Foundation in Madison, Wis., is accepting applications from credit unions for 2014 Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants.
Applications are available online at the Foundation’s website. The deadline to submit a grant proposal is March 31.
Eligible applicants include credit unions, CUSOs, state credit union associations, state credit union foundations and any other organizations owned or controlled by credit unions, said Danielle Brown, director of development and donor relations for NCUF.
“We are looking to fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program and encourage you to apply,” Brown added.
Launched nationally in 2008, Biz Kid$ is a financial literacy initiative that includes an Emmy-winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities and a website.
Grants may be used to fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through innovative and engaging activities incorporating Biz Kid$ materials. Projects may engage teachers, students, education leaders, local PBS stations, or community stakeholders through events, activities, and/or curriculum distribution. Funds may not be used as a cash donation to a third party.
Last year, 16 grants totaling almost $125,000 were awarded. For a complete list of 2013 recipients, click here.
A coalition of over 300 credit unions and affiliates from across the country provide funding for Biz Kid$, the NCUF said.