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Truliant Opens Community Mini Grants Submission Period

Truliant Opens Community Mini Grants Submission Period

Release date: 6/5/2017

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 5, 2017) – Truliant Federal Credit Union is encouraging nonprofit organizations in cities and counties where its branch network operates to submit applications starting this week for Community Mini Grant funding.

The program, now in its ninth year, provides community-based nonprofit organizations with up to $1,000 in grant funding to support operating, programmatic or capacity-building needs. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $200,000 in funding.

“Truliant’s Community Mini Grants make a big impact and help local nonprofits thrive.  We encourage qualifying nonprofit organizations in our member-owner communities to apply,” said Renee Shipko, community engagement liaison at Truliant.

The grants program provides support for qualifying nonprofit organizations. Applications are available online at Completed applications, including all documentation required, should be submitted by Friday, June 30, 2017. Finalists will be notified in July. Recipients will be chosen in an online crowdsourcing contest on Facebook beginning in August.

This year, Truliant is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations who improve member communities in one of four unique areas including: Arts and Culture; Employment & Income Generation; Financial Education; and Food Insecurity.

Truliant will accept applications from nonprofits operating in geographic areas including: Virginia’s New River, Wytheville and Richmond communities; Greenville, S.C.; Piedmont Triad communities of Asheboro, Burlington, Clemmons, Elon, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Mebane and Winston-Salem; Charlotte area communities including Ballantyne, Cornelius, Harrisburg, Huntersville, Mallard Creek, Matthews, Mint Hill, Park Road, South End, Steele Creek, Tyvola Road, University City, Uptown Charlotte and Waverly; and Western North Carolina communities of Shelby and McAdenville. 

Qualifying organizations who are interested in applying must have tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be in existence for at least three years. Truliant grants are unavailable to individuals, political candidates or groups, religious organizations or churches and organizations that operate outside the identified geographic areas.

At the conclusion of the grant application period, all applicants will be reviewed by an internal committee and semi-finalists will be selected. Semi-finalists will be featured on Facebook during an online voting period. Truliant Facebook fans can show their support for local nonprofit organizations by voting on the credit union’s page in August. Grants will be awarded by September 30, 2017. For more information on Truliant Community Mini Grants, please visit, email [email protected] or call (336) 659-1955.

Contact: Heath Combs
[email protected]
(o) 336.293.2054 (c) 336.442.5736

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 financial guidance and affordable financial services. Truliant was chartered in 1952 and now serves more than 210,000+ members with 33 Member Financial Centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.