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Veridian Credit Union

Veridian Credit Union Fund

Veridian Credit Union® is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa in support of Veridian’s Financial Literacy and Inclusive Community grants, made possible through the Veridian Credit Union Fund. The 2014 grant process is currently closed.  Please check back here in April 2015 for details about the 2015 process.  Details about the 2014 process are listed below as a reference.

Grants

Financial Literacy Grant

The purpose of the Financial Literacy Grant is to improve financial literacy among adults and children. Applicants must describe how financial literacy is a big part of what happens at their organization. Grants up to $5,000 annually will be awarded. 

An organization is providing “financial literacy” when adults and children gain the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully manage their finances. When positive decisions are practiced, the adult or child’s overall well-being improves.   

Inclusive Community Grant

The purpose of the Inclusive Community Grant is to create a community that is welcoming and inclusive of all individuals. In order to create a more inclusive environment, Veridian has chosen to focus and place priority on the following underrepresented groups:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Persons of modest means, low income
  • Persons of a minority group (African American, Asian, Bosnian, Latino and Native American)

Inclusion is the valued participation of all people in every aspect of community life. Applicants must describe how inclusion is a big part of what happens at their organization. Grants up to $5,000 annually will be awarded. 

An “inclusive” organization has activities that support the participation and interaction of underrepresented groups and members of the broader community.

Rapid Response grants

Rapid Response grants have been established to assist non-profit organizations and/or their clients. This funding will help the recipient: 

  • Address unforeseen, emergency situations (ex. burglary, natural disaster, etc.)
  • Respond or provide solutions to urgent issues, which have immediate or time-sensitive deadlines

Organizations may only receive one Rapid Response Grant per year. Grants up to $500 are awarded. 

Procedures

The 2014 grant process is currently closed. Please check back here in April 2015 for details about the 2015 process.  Attention previous grant recipients: In order to submit your grant report you will need to do so through the online grant system. If you have any questions about what makes a good grant report, please refer to the Grantseeker’s Resources, Grant Reports page.

For support

If you have questions about these grants, how to use the online grant site, or other grant writing questions, please visit our Grantseeker’s Resources.

Please direct any questions to Tom Wickersham, Program Director, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at (319) 287-9106 or email Tom