Veridian Credit Union awards $86,000 in grant funding across Iowa, Nebraska

WATERLOO, Iowa (November 1, 2018): Veridian Credit Union has awarded 22 organizations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska a total of $86,000 for its 2018 grant funding cycle. Recipients include organizations who address barriers to financial stability by helping individuals improve financial literacy or achieve self-sufficiency.

“Financial literacy is vital to building vibrant communities and strong local economies,” said Angela Weekley, Veridian’s manager of community inclusion. “We’re grateful to the organizations that are making these efforts a priority, and it’s our honor to help support their work.”

Organizations receiving Veridian’s 2018 grant funding include:

Organization

City

The Job Foundation

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Catherine McAuley Center

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Beacon of Life

Des Moines, Iowa

Children & Families of Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Easter Seals Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Des Moines, Iowa

Hawthorn Hill

Des Moines, Iowa

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Lutheran Services of Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Oakridge Neighborhood Services

Des Moines, Iowa

Inside Out Reentry

Iowa City, Iowa

Mid-Iowa Community Action

Marshalltown, Iowa

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

Omaha, Nebraska

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.

Omaha, Nebraska

Heartland Family Service

Omaha, Nebraska

Wildwood Hills Ranch of Iowa

St. Charles, Iowa

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family

Waterloo, Iowa

Operation Threshold, Inc.

Waterloo, Iowa

The Salvation Army

Waterloo, Iowa

The Larrabee Center

Waverly, Iowa

Veridian partners with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) to distribute the Veridian Credit Union Fund. This fund provides financial support to all Veridian grant recipients. For more information, including details on how to apply for 2019 funding, visit veridiancu.org or call Tom Wickersham at CFNEIA at (319) 287-9106.

Veridian Credit Union, founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. The credit union offers a full range of business and consumer financial services and employs more than 800 people throughout 30 branches. For more information, visit veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.

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