MADISON, Wis. The National CU Foundation is offering $125,000 in Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants to fund innovative programs that extend the reach of public TV’s Biz Kid$ program.
The CU Foundation is responsible for the fundraising and outreach of the program. A coalition of more than 290 credit unions and affiliates from across the country have helped exclusively finance Biz Kid$. The goal of the grants is to extend the reach of the series beyond broadcast into the community.
There is no cap on the amount that can be awarded for a single grant.
Projects may engage teachers, students, education leaders, local PBS stations or community stakeholders through events, activities, and/or curriculum distribution. Each project should create innovative and engaging activities incorporating Biz Kid$ materials.
The overall grant objective is to engage the credit union movement in using Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education skills while increasing awareness and usage of Biz Kid$. Funds may not be used as a cash donation to a third party.