MSGCU to award $45,000 in Classroom Cash Grants
Local educators can apply for up to $750 in grant funding
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (September 5, 2023) — Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) is now accepting applications from local teachers for its popular Classroom Cash Grants program. Throughout the initiative’s 18-year history, MSGCU has awarded nearly $625,000 in grants, funding over 1,000 innovative classroom experiences.
The 2023 application period is open now through Oct. 2 at 8 a.m., and Michigan teachers can submit creative project ideas on ClassroomCash.org. Educators will describe how the innovative concept will enhance their students’ learning experience for a chance to receive a grant of up to $750. After the application period closes, community members are encouraged to vote for their favorite projects from Oct.12-22 using the Classroom Cash Grants website. The projects with the most votes will receive grants and winners will be announced in early November. Last year’s program gathered more than 127,000 votes from local community members hoping to see their favorite ideas win.
“While anyone in Michigan can bank with us today, MSGCU was founded by teachers nearly 70 years ago and we remain committed to supporting educators in our community,” said Steve Brewer, MSGCU President/CEO. “Our Classroom Cash Grants program allows the Credit Union to make a positive impact on the lives of teachers and students, and helps bring engaging projects to life in the classroom that otherwise wouldn’t be covered by school budgets.”
MSGCU encourages Michigan teachers to apply for a Classroom Cash Grant, including those who serve in public, private, parochial, or charter schools. Applicants who previously received a grant or submitted a project may reapply with a new learning experience for their classroom. Applicants do not have to be an MSGCU member to enter, but winners must become a member to receive their grant. As a not-for-profit financial institution, MSGCU is proud to offer members competitive rates, lower fees, 24/7 account access through online and mobile banking, and personalized guidance to help them achieve financial success.
Teachers can also take advantage of other MSGCU programs, including special loans designed for classroom purchases, scholarship opportunities, and financial literacy programs that support curriculum needs. To help educators and students, MSGCU offers classroom presentations, workshops, and financial Reality Fairs that are designed to build strong foundations for students’ money management skills.
For more information about the 2023 Classroom Cash Grants program or to submit a project idea, please visit ClassroomCash.org.
About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
Founded by a small group of educators, MSGCU has been providing quality financial services to the communities they serve for 70 years and welcomes everyone in Michigan to bank with them. MSGCU offers a full range of loan, deposit, checking, credit card, mortgage, and insurance products for those that live in Michigan. With 21 branch offices in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties, MSGCU has more than 145,000 members, $3.6 billion in assets, and has earned a 97% member satisfaction rating for more than 20 years. MSGCU has also earned five stars (the highest rating) from Bauer Financial for more than 30 years, and has been honored as a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the past 11 consecutive years. MSGCU is insured by NCUA and an equal housing lender. Visit msgcu.org for more information.