BISMARCK, N.D.--The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas recently met and awarded four regional organizations with grants to support their financial literacy programs. Receiving awards are The ND Jump$tart Coalition, Sioux Falls Habitat For Humanity, Interlake Community Action of Madison, SD, Highmark Federal Credit Union of Rapid City, SD, and Market Place For Kids of ND.
- Market Place for Kids offers a state financial literacy program teaching Entrepreneurship to grades 3-6. Over 9,000 children are reached each year at various locations throughout the state of North Dakota.
- High Mark Federal Credit Union offers local teens in the Rapid City, SD area, a hands-on financial literacy experience with Mad City Money, a program of the Credit Union National Association.
- Interlake Community Action Program, of Madison SD received funds for their VITA program, a tax assistance program for the low income and elderly.
- Sioux Falls, SD Habitat for Humanity received funds for the “Hammering for Humanity” Program which teaches kids how to build an energy star level home, which is then sold to a qualifying low-income buyer with a no interest loan.
- The North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition was funded for “Real World”. This program which runs in Fargo and Bismarck, ND teaches kids about money in an all-day free event with classes and a city. After the classes, the kids are put into a city with a job and family and are challenged to make it in the “Real World”. The event is run entirely on volunteers and donations.