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Westerra Credit Union Launches 2022 School Grant Program

Denver, CO – Sept. 21, 2022 – Westerra Credit Union has launched its 2022 Classroom Grant Program, which funds $50,000 annually to educators in Colorado school districts. Westerra members who are educators serving early childhood education through grade 12 in any Colorado school district can apply for a grant, which is available up to $500 and are issued to schools or departments (not individuals). Applicants must be a Westerra Credit Union member with a minimum $5 funded into a savings account at the time of their application submission. Becoming a Westerra Credit Union member is easy and an account can be opened in five minutes or less at the following link: https://www.westerracu.com/services/account

“We are so excited to support programs that will create the greatest amount of good for our kids, communities and schools. When we review applications, we carefully consider the most impact the funds will have,” said Andrea McDermott, Community Relations Manager for Westerra Credit Union. “We are extremely proud of the causes we’ve supported in the past and providing ongoing funding is a simple way Westerra meets these needs during unforeseeable challenges.”

Westerra’s Classroom Grant Program applications are due Friday, October 28, 2022, and the application can be found at https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7002487/2022-Westerra-School-Grant-Application.

Westerra school grants are also awarded through the following school district foundations, where Westerra members can also apply:

Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Education Initiative Grants

Denver Public Schools Foundation A to Z Fund

Douglas County Schools Foundation Opportunity Grants

Jefferson County Schools Foundation Educator Hero Grants

Mapleton Public Schools Foundation Marchi Mini Grants

For over a decade, the Westerra Credit Union School Grant Program has supported local students and teachers. The program, which has awarded over $500,000 in grants since its inception in 2010 to more than 1,000 Denver metro area school programs, strives to enhance students’ experiences at school. 

Grant checks will be distributed this November and past recipients of the Westerra School Grant Program can be found at the following link:  VIEW PAST RECIPIENTS

About Westerra Credit Union

Westerra Credit Union is a financial cooperative locally owned by the people who have accounts at the credit union. Eight Denver teachers started the credit union in the midst of the Great Depression. They pooled their funds and made loans to each other to strengthen families and the community during that crisis. Today they carry that mission forward to help families and communities through the financial hardship of the COVID-19 crisis. Denver-based Westerra Credit Union holds over $1.9 billion in assets and serves 125,000 members throughout the Denver metro area. Westerra continues to earn the prestigious “Sustained Superiority Award” from Bauer Financial, a rating earned by fewer than 10% of all credit unions nationwide for excelling in the areas of capital adequacy, profitability and asset quality for more than 100 consecutive quarters.


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