DuPage Credit Union awards 25 Color Grants to local teachers

NAPERVILLE, IL (December 18, 2019) — DuPage Credit Union recently awarded a total of $10,000 in grant monies to twenty-five DuPage County teachers through its Classroom Color Grant program – which helps fund innovative projects and purchase materials for local classrooms.

As an organization founded by educators, DuPage Credit Union believes that one vibrant idea can transform an ordinary classroom into a beautiful learning adventure. To date the Credit Union has awarded $20,000 to local teachers through its Classroom Color Grant.

Teachers who applied for the Color Grant submitted detailed goals and objectives to describe how they would use grant monies to add color to their classroom. A committee of DuPage Credit Union Team Members scored each application and grants were given to those with the highest cumulative scores.

Grant funds this fall helped purchase everything from windowsill planter boxes to grow fresh herbs in food classes, instrument stands for music class, subscriptions to engaging age-appropriate magazines, books for classroom libraries, items for STEM activities and touchscreen tablets to just name a few.

“We are thrilled by the creative vision and commitment of all grant applicants,” said Amy Brandt, Vice President of Business Solutions, “and are excited to help spark ingenuity, imagination and lifelong learning adventures for local students.”

Grant Recipients included teachers from: Downers Grove North High School, DuJardin Elementary School, Eisenhower Junior High School, Elmwood Elementary School, Glenn Westlake Middle School, Gombert Elementary School, Granger Middle School, Indian Trail, Lincoln Elementary School, Lisle Elementary School, Longwood Elementary School, Medinah Middle School, Owen Elementary School, St. Irene Catholic School, Spring Hills Elementary School, Still Middle School, Waubonsie Valley High School and West Chicago Community High School.

Learn more about the Classroom Color Grant program and additional ways DuPage Credit Union gives back to the community at

About DuPage Credit Union

DuPage Credit Union is more than just a bank we’re a member-owned financial institution united by a common spirit. As a not-for-profit credit union with more than 46,000 members, we’re energized to create memorable banking experiences to help with life’s events, big and small. We offer financial solutions to anyone who lives or works in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties; or attends school in DuPage County. To learn more about DuPage Credit Union, visit, call or stop by a Branch Office. Deposits are insured to $250,000 per account by American Share Insurance. By members' Choice this institution is not federally insured. DuPage Credit Union is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender. NMLS #445096. DuPage Credit Union…banking inspired.


Tamara McQueen
Marketing Coordinator
DuPage Credit Union
630.428.3440 ext. 3068

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