Foundation Launches Campaign Highlighting Financial Education, A Credit Union Core Value

Financial education is a core value of the Credit Union Movement and April is Financial Literacy Month!

The Foundation is helping MD & DC credit unions celebrate while helping support important programs dedicated to financial self-sufficiency:Fin-Lit-Pig

  • Financial literacy grants for credit unions
  • Free Quicken™ software
  • The Millionaire’s Club high school program
  • Community financial fitness days

To date, the Foundation has awarded over $405,000 in financial literacy grants.

To help the Foundation continue their financial literacy efforts, credit unions are being asked to choose one week in April to highlight financial education and invite staff and members to make a small donation to support financial literacy efforts.

Credit unions can request their free Financial Literacy Month promotion kits that include lobby posters, individual contributor signs, and “I Support Financial Literacy” stickers for participants.

Here’s all you do:

  • Inform your staff about the idea.
  • Invite every member you serve in your teller line to support the campaign… “Would you like to make a donation in support of financial literacy?”
  • Suggest a donation as small as $1.
  • Give members who contribute an “I Support Financial Literacy” receipt and a sign to display in lobby area(s).

At the end of your Financial Literacy Month observance, forward your donations to the Foundation where they will enable grants and programs.

Email [email protected] to get your free “I Support Financial Literacy” kit with details, posters, receipts, and donor signs or complete the request form here.