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TCUF doles out 102773 in grants
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (3/13/08)--Credit union members will benefit from the $102,773 in grants the Texas Credit Union Foundation (TCUF) has given to credit unions and related programs. The awards include training calendar grants for four credit unions, scholarships for a TCUF Financial Literacy Celebration event and a National Endowment for Financial Education Train the Trainer Program March 27-28. Three scholarships for the National Youth Involvement Board conference in August also are included (LoneStar Leaguer March 12). Four credit union chapters each received $2,000 for educational programs; the Texas Credit Union Department received a grant to help its examiners attend training; and four FOCUS Award winners will receive $1,000 each to attend conferences. Junior Achievement partnerships with credit unions in Nacogdoches and Texarkana were funded by the TCUF. As a result, thousands of students will be taught by a trained credit union volunteer. Other grants included sponsorship of the Texas Council on Economic Education’s Teacher of the Year Award, which provided discounted registration for 90 credit union members and teachers at a state conference. Security One FCU, Arlington, received a grant to partner with the local Boys and Girls Club. TCUF also plans to partner with GECU, El Paso, and the University of Texas-El Paso using a $20,000 grant to create a financial literacy video for college students. The next grant cycle goes through April 29. Information and applications are available on TCUF’s website. The grants are supported by credit unions, chapter and individual donations, Community Investment Fund investments and sponsorships from golf tournaments.


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