Veridian Credit Union awards $70,000 in grants, opens new grant cycle for applications

WATERLOO, Iowa (February 14, 2020): Veridian Credit Union has awarded $70,000 in grants to 15 organizations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Veridian awards Successful Financial Future Grants of up to $5,000 for general operating costs annually to nonprofit organizations who address barriers to financial stability through financial literacy and employment readiness.

“Deficiencies in financial literacy and employment readiness can create long-term barriers to a successful financial future,” said Angela Weekley, Veridian’s community inclusion manager. “Our grant program is aimed at identifying and supporting organizations who are helping people in our communities overcome those barriers.”

Recent recipients of Veridian’s Successful Financial Future Grants include:

Organization

City

Grant Amount

Iowa Able Foundation

Ames

$5,000

The Job Foundation

Cedar Falls

$5,000

The Arc of East Central Iowa

Cedar Rapids

$5,000

Catherine McAuley Center

Cedar Rapids

$5,000

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids

$5,000

Hawthorn Hill

Des Moines

$5,000

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa

Des Moines

$5,000

Lutheran Services of Iowa

Des Moines

$5,000

Inside Out Reentry

Iowa City

$5,000

Girls & Boys Club of the Midlands

Omaha

$5,000

Heartland Family Service

Omaha

$5,000

Junior Achievement of the Midlands

Omaha

$5,000

House of Hope

Waterloo

$5,000

Exceptional Persons, Inc.

Waterloo

$2,500

The Larrabee Center, Inc.

Waverly

$2,500

A new cycle of Successful Financial Future Grants is now open. Details on eligibility, applications and more are available at veridiancu.org/grants.

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 nearly 800 people throughout 31 branches in Iowa and eastern Nebraska. For more information, visit veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.

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