Grasslands Federal Credit Union receives $10,000 grant to feed local students

CIRCLE, MT (May 5, 2020) — On April 27, 2020 Grasslands Federal Credit Union (Grasslands FCU) was awarded a $10,000 COVID-19 Emergency Fund award from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to fund its Emergency Grant Project.

Local students in the communities that Grasslands FCU serves have been out of school for more than three weeks, and are looking at an additional three weeks or more. These schools have been working hard to provide meals for the students who would normally depend on school lunches for their daily meals, but the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting response have created an unprecedented need for basic necessities like food.

Schools have lost funds due to the cancellation of activities and the increased cost of attempting to provide curriculum virtually. The credit union’s goal is to lighten the schools’ financial strain of providing these much-needed “take-out” meals.

“This is an unsettling time for everyone,” said Emily Guldborg, manager and CEO of Grasslands FCU. “This is a time where people are needing help more than ever, and “People Helping People” is the

The Credit Union Philosophy. We want our communities to know that we are working diligently to provide options to ease the financial stress caused by this pandemic and make sure that hungry mouths are fed and schools are supported. We want our communities to have the best possible chance for success.”

The credit union will analyze membership by zip code to identify the population density of members under the age of 18. It will then distribute funds in an equitable manner according to those figures.

About Grasslands Federal Credit Union

Grasslands Federal Credit Union is a cooperative, not-for-profit financial institution, chartered by the federal government, owned and controlled by our members. It serves McCone, Garfield, Dawson, Richland, Wibaux, Roosevelt, Valley, Phillips, Petroleum, Rosebud, Custer, Fallon and Prairie county residents. To learn more about Grasslands FCU, please visit 


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