Truliant Opens Grant Application Period for Financial Education Fund
Release date: 8/9/2016
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Aug 9, 2016) Truliant Federal Credit Union is accepting applications from community schools until Friday, August 26, 2016 for the first grant cycle of the Truliant Financial Education Fund.
The fund was launched in August and provides financial education grants to school systems in communities where the credit union has Member Financial Center locations. Truliant has a total of 31 locations in the central Carolinas and Virginia. To see locations, visit truliant.org/locations.
Truliant will distribute a total of $200,000 for financial literacy education through 2020.
The fund was launched in celebration of the credit union reaching the 200,000 member-owner milestone and growth in just over a decade from about $1 billion to surpassing $2 billion in assets.
The grants are for public school teachers grades 6-to-12. Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 26, 2016. Teachers from eligible districts may submit funding requests for projects that advance financial literacy. Grants will be awarded up to $5,000.
Funds can be used to improve an existing program or create a new program and can support classroom activities, professional development opportunities or new and innovative ways to teach personal finance topics. Project applications may include topics such as budgeting, saving, investing, entrepreneurship, business, finance and economics or others.
Teachers may apply individually or collaborate and apply as a department. A preliminary budget is required to demonstrate how the funds will be spent. Teachers can access the grants application by visiting truliant.org/schoolgrants.
Truliant is a mission-driven organization that helps its member-owners make smart financial decisions. The credit union recognizes that schools can play a vital role in helping students understand finances, how credit works and the potential impact of money choices on their financial well-being.
About Truliant Federal Credit Union
Truliant Federal Credit Union is a mission-driven, not-for-profit financial institution that promises to always have its member-owners’ best interest at heart by improving their lives through providing financial guidance and affordable financial services. Truliant was chartered in 1952 and now serves more than 200,000+ members and currently has 31 Member Financial Centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. For more information on Truliant Federal Credit Union, visit www.truliant.org.
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