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Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant Application Deadline: March 31
Monday, March 9, 2015 6:55 AM

Credit union organizations have until March 31, 2015, to apply for a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation. The Foundation is looking to distribute $100,000 in grant funds to credit union organizations as part of this effort.

The application can be found here or by visiting ncuf.coop>How We Help>Biz Kid$>Apply for a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant.

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation has been graciously awarded a grant for their BizKid$ Entrepreneurship Contest two years in a row. Cornerstone Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran said, "We value our long-time partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation. We are thankful for their support and commend their efforts to improve the lives of our youth through the BizKid$ program."

What the Grants Fund

Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants may be used to fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program. Projects may engage teachers, students, education leaders, local PBS stations, or community stakeholders through events, activities, and/or curriculum distribution. Each project should create innovative and engaging activities incorporating Biz Kid$ materials. Funds may not be used as a cash donation to a third party.

Grants Aligned with Biz Kid$

Biz Kid$ is a financial literacy initiative launched nationally in January 2008 that teaches kids about money and business. The initiative includes an award-winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website (bizkids.com) targeting children 9–16 years old. 

The Foundation is responsible for the fundraising and outreach of the program, and a coalition of over 300 credit unions and affiliates from across the country have helped exclusively fund Biz Kid$.

The number one goal of the Biz Kid$ financial literacy initiative is to teach kids from upper elementary through high school to understand and incorporate the skills they need to successfully manage their financial lives. One goal of the Foundation’s Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants is to extend the reach of the series beyond broadcast into the community. 

"As a financial supporter of all five seasons of the BizKid$ program production," Moran said, "the Cornerstone Foundation encourages credit unions to take advantage of this opportunity to bring it home to your members, families, and communities at large."

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include credit unions, CUSOs, state credit union associations, state credit union foundations, and any other organizations owned or controlled by credit unions.

Questions about Biz Kid$ or the grant process can be directed to Danielle Brown at (608) 556-2406 or via email at dbrown@ncuf.coop.

For more information about Biz Kid$, click here.

The National Credit Union Foundation is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes. Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.