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Financial Education Grants

Truliant awards grants to public school teachers who incorporate financial wellness into their lesson plans.

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About the Truliant Financial Grant Program

Established in 2016, Truliant’s Financial Education Grant program has awarded more than $200,000 to more than 50 educators who teach financial wellness or related topics in their classrooms. The Financial Education Grant program is part of the Truliant Foundation.


The Financial Education Grant program provides up to $5,000 to eligible public school teachers, grades 6-12, who incorporate financial wellness into their lesson plans.

The application period is closed at this time. Please check back in Fall 2022 for details on the next Financial Education Grant cycle.

Financial Education Grant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Truliant Financial Education Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Teachers must be employed by a public school system in a city or county where Truliant has a physical presence
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance
      • Cabarrus
      • Cleveland
      • Forsyth
      • Gaston
      • Guilford
      • Mecklenburg
      • Randolph
      • City of Asheboro
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville
    • Virgina
      • Pulaski
      • Wythe
      • Washington
  • Teachers must teach in grades 6-12
  • Teachers can apply individually or as a group from the same school
  • Public school systems may also apply for funds for the entire district or a group of schools
  • Requests cannot exceed $5,000
  • Teachers must submit a budget with their application

Financial Education Grant 2021

Priority for 2021

Educators implementing the new Economics and Personal Finance curriculum of the NC Social Studies curriculum

New for 2021

Teachers will be asked to select the financial wellness topic best aligned with their proposed lesson or project.

Grant Ideas

Previous grant ideas included:

  • Student stores
  • Business competitions
  • Future Business Leaders of America programs
  • Projects associated with investing and/or the stock market
  • Professional development for teachers who teach finance, business, economics, entrepreneurship or career exploration

Funding Exclusions

Truliant is unable to support some requests.

Examples include:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Individuals or families
  • Faith-based organizations
  • For-profit organizations or those without a 501(c)(3) status
  • Political candidates, parties, campaigns or causes
  • Clubs, groups and organizations within a school
  • Nonprofits operating outside of a Truliant community that discriminate based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or other legally protected status