Veridian Credit Union awards $80,000 in grants across Iowa, Nebraska

WATERLOO, IA (November 21, 2016) — Veridian Credit Union has awarded 18 organizations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska a total of $80,000 for its 2016 grant funding cycle. Recipients demonstrated a commitment to one of Veridian’s two areas of focus: financial literacy and community inclusion.

“Inclusion and financial literacy are essential to building vibrant communities and strong local economies,” said Angela Weekley, Veridian’s manager of community inclusion. “We’re grateful to the organizations that are making these efforts a priority, and we’re honored to support their work.”

The purpose of Veridian’s Financial Literacy Grant is to help improve financial literacy among adults and children. Recently awarded Financial Literacy Grant recipients include:

Organization City Amount
Children & Families of Iowa Des Moines $5,000
Family Management Financial Solutions Waterloo $5,000
Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs Council Bluffs $5,000
Iowa Able Foundation Ames $3,000
Iowa Legal Aid Des Moines $3,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Cedar Rapids $5,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action Marshalltown $5,000
Operation Threshold, Inc. Waterloo $5,000
The Job Foundation Cedar Falls $4,000

The purpose of the Inclusive Community Grant is to help create communities that are welcoming and inclusive to all individuals. Recently awarded Inclusive Community Grant recipients include:

Organization City Amount
Best Buddies Iowa Des Moines $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa Cedar Rapids $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa Waterloo $5,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Cedar Valley Waterloo $4,000
Family YMCA of Black Hawk County Waterloo $5,000
Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters Marshalltown $4,000
Inclusive Communities Omaha $5,000
Inclusion Connection Waverly $5,000
North Star Community Services Waterloo $2,000

Veridian partners with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) to distribute the Veridian Credit Union Fund. This fund provides financial support to all Veridian grant recipients. For more information, including details on how to apply for 2017 funding, visit or call Tom Wickersham at CFNEIA at (319) 287-9106.

About Veridian Credit Union

Veridian Credit Union, founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by 327,000 members. The credit union offers a full range of business and consumer financial services with nearly 1,000 employees and 31 branches across Iowa, eastern Nebraska and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. For more information, visit or call (800) 235-3228.


Andrea Hudnut
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