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Veridian Credit Union

Veridian Credit Union Fund

Veridian Credit Union® is pleased once again to partner with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa in announcing the 2015 Veridian Credit Union Fund, in support of Veridian’s Financial Literacy and Inclusive Community programs. In addition, Veridian Rapid Response grants will be awarded from the Fund.


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.


Please note that these procedures have changed from previous years.  Please familiarize yourself with all the steps. 

1. Carefully read the Grant Guidelines to determine if these grants are a good fit for your organization.

2. If you determine that your organization fits the guidelines, access the online grant system to complete the Letter of Intent and Grant Application.

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