Veridian Credit Union awards $69,000 in grants across Iowa, Nebraska

WATERLOO, Iowa (Thursday, November 5, 2020):  Veridian Credit Union has awarded $69,000 in grants to 17 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.

“Financial literacy and employment readiness are vital to creating a successful financial future,” said Angela Weekley, Veridian’s community inclusion manager. “It’s important to support organizations who are offering those tools in our communities.”

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

Organization

City

Grant Amount

Iowa Able Foundation

Ames, IA

$5,000

The Job Foundation

Cedar Falls, IA

$5,000

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, Inc.

Cedar Rapids, IA

$1,000

Willis Dady Homeless Services

Cedar Rapids, IA

$5,000

Northeastern Iowa Community Action

Decorah, IA

$5,000

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Des Moines, IA

$5,000

Hawthorn Hill

Des Moines, IA

$5,000

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa

Des Moines, IA

$1,000

Lutheran Services of Iowa

Des Moines, IA

$5,000

Inside Out Reentry

Iowa City, IA

$5,000

Junior Achievement of Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

1,000

College Possible

Omaha, NE

$5,000

Junior Achievement of the Midlands, Inc.

Omaha, NE

$1,000

House of Hope

Waterloo, IA

$5,000

Exceptional Persons, Inc.

Waterloo, IA

$5,000

Friends of the Family

Waverly, IA

$5,000

The Larrabee Center, Inc.

Waverly, IA

$5,000

Applications for a new cycle of Successful Financial Future Grants will be available in January 2021. Details 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 900 people throughout 29 branches in Iowa and eastern Nebraska. For more information, visit veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.

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