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Veridian CU Awards $70,000 in Grants to 22 Organizations

WATERLOO, Iowa (December 9, 2021) – Veridian Credit Union has awarded $70,000 in grants to 22 organizations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska. The credit union awards Successful Financial Future Grants of up to $5,000 each annually. Grants are awarded for general operating expenses of 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 for us to support organizations who are offering those tools in our communities.”

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

Organization

City

Amount

Able Up Iowa

Ames

$5,000

Easter Seals Iowa

Des Moines

$1,250

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Des Moines

$2,500

Hawthorn Hill

Des Moines

$5,000

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa

Des Moines

$1,250

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Des Moines

$2,500

Oakridge Neighborhood Services

Des Moines

$5,000

Catherine McAuley Center

Cedar Rapids

$5,000

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids

$1,250

The Job Foundation

Cedar Falls

$5,000

Willis Dady Emergency Shelter, Inc.

Cedar Rapids

$5,000

Inside Out Reentry

Iowa City

$5,000

Junior Achievement of Lincoln

Lincoln

$1,250

43 North Iowa

Mason City

$1,250

The Diversity Service Center of Iowa

Muscatine

$2,500

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

Omaha

$2,500

Junior Achievement of the Midlands

Omaha

$1,250

Exceptional Persons, Inc.

Waterloo

$1,250

House of Hope

Waterloo

$5,000

Operation Threshold, Inc.

Waterloo

$5,000

Friends of the Family

Waverly

$5,000

The Larrabee Center, Inc.

Waverly

$1,250

Total

$70,000.00

Veridian partners with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) to distribute Successful Financial Future Grants from the Veridian Credit Union Fund. Details are available to veridiancu.org/grants.


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