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    Iowa CU Foundation Helping CUs Offer Financial Education to Low-Income Families

    Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) board members and credit union CEOs who received a 2011 financial education grant from ICUF through a Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation.
    The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) has been working to build capacity within Iowa credit unions to implement financial education programs via training, technical assistance and one-time grants for financial education start-ups or expansions. The initiative was made possible by a Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).

    “Financial education is key to building the financial assets of low-income populations,” said Marybeth Foster, ICUF Executive Director. “Our goal is to strengthen the capacity and build leadership in credit unions to deploy financial education.”

    43 credit unions received training and technical assistance in financial education over the past year as part of ICUL’s project.

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