In 2002 Utah’s Credit Unions formed 100% For Kids-Utah Credit Union Education Foundation. We are here to provide assistance where it is needed most, in the individual classroom. 100% of the funds donated go directly to teachers for use in their classroom.
Teachers are asked to submit an application for their specific needs in the classroom. The applications can be mailed, faxed, or submitted online. They will be reviewed on a monthly or quarterly basis, depending on the level of grant requested.
Mini grants are intended for a classroom level project. This grant will assist teachers with the out of pocket expense during a school year. Grant requests can be anything from a classroom library to an LCD projector. We suggest that you read some of our sample grants before applying.
Generally, mini grants are reviewed during the last week of each month following submission, and notification will be mailed by the last day of the month. (i.e., If you submit your grant in April, it will be reviewed the last week of May)
School grants are intended for a multi classroom project. This can be anything from updating the equipment in a school’s science lab, to art supplies for an entire grade. We suggest that you read some of our samples of school grants before applying.
School grants are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Once your school grant request is received, you should receive a letter within 2-3 weeks notifying you of the date your grant will be reviewed.
Grant applications are easy to write. Click the button below to take a look at the the text from a grant application that was approved in January 2007.
Major grants are intended for a school wide project. Some examples of major grants are a greenhouse, leveled library and a small computer lab. We suggest that you read some of our sample grants before submitting an application.
Major grants are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Once your major grant request is received, you should receive a letter within 2-3 weeks notifying you of the date your grant will reviewed.
Please download a copy of the Accountability Form and return it to the Foundation within 60 days of receiving your grant.
mail: 100% For Kids-Credit Union Foundation
455 East 500 South, Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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Download the accountability form HERE.
Thank you so very much for the money to purchase a copier/printer/scanner for my classroom. This printer will be used all the time. It will make my classroom run more efficiently. ALL my students will benefit.
- Mary Grace J.
With deep gratitude I thank you for the $350 grant. This much needed money went to purchase information texts I desperately needed! Thank you 100% For Kids!
- Kari B.
We have now purchased enough books to start our Home Reading Library. Our teachers and parents are thrilled to have access to books for their children. We are so grateful for your help in making this a reality.
- Kristi G.
Utah County Daily Herald
Elementary schools get needed books thanks to local businesses
Local students have much-needed textbooks,thanks to donations from local credit unions. The 100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation has given $4,565 to four schools in the Alpine School District. Highland Elementary fourth grade students got $1,500 for new social studies textbooks,
Sage Hill Elementary fifth-graders got $1,000 for U.S. History books. Fifth-graders at Windsor Elementary got $1,000 for novels. Suncrest Elementary first graders got $1,065 for beginning reading books.
Emery County Progress
100 Percent for Kids donates to EHS
Eastern Utah Community Credit Union and the 100% For Kids Foundation have jointly donated more than $5,000 to Emery High School for financial calculators. Both sponsors are excited to have this opportunity to contribute to the education of students in our area. 100% For Kids foundation that is funded by credit unions and credit union members that value education. Credit Unions have traditionally strive to serve communities through financial service: however, Eastern Utah Community Credit Union believes that there is no better way to contribute to communities than providing educational assistance to our students. Josh White, an Emery High School teacher, applied for a grant from 100% For Kids to provide the school with graphing calculators. 100% For Kids awarded White with money to purchase approximately 25 calculators.
Salt Lake Tribune
Highland Park teacher gets award, grant
HONOR » Staci Rodriquez, a fifth grade teacher at Highland Park Elementary in Salt Lake City, has been named Teacher of the Year for the 100% for Kids Utah Credit Union Education. Rodriquez, who has been a teacher for 20 years, was chosen based on her enthusiasm and the quality of her application for a $1,000 foundation grant to support her “super scientists” project. The grant was used for experiments, which Rodriquez said her students love.
The Foundation was formed in late 2002 and has since funded over 6 million in grants throughout Utah. We have contributed to all 41 of Utah’s school districts. How is it funded?
100% For Kids Credit Union Foundation seeks support from Utah’s Credit Unions, credit union members and anyone committed to improving education.
For information on how you can contribute to the Foundation, please contact Liz White at 801-972.3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Executive Committee, and an Advisory Board govern and advise 100% For Kids Credit Union Foundation.
Chairman: Scott Simpson, CEO of the Utah Credit Union Association Vice Chairman: Lynn Kuehne, President of Granite Credit Union Secretary: John Lund, CEO America First Credit Union.
Made up of classroom teachers and credit union employees throughout the state.
Credit Unions are a member owned not-for-profit financial cooperatives. Since credit unions are member owned, each member has the right to vote on decisions affecting the credit union.
The first credit union was formed in the mid 1840s in Germany. It was formed as a result of traditional banks’ unwillingness to offer loans to farmers. The farmers then pooled their financial resources and created a self-serving financial institution. In 1908 the first credit union in the United States was formed.
Utah’s first credit union, Cyprus Credit Union, was formed in 1928, Shortly after, in 1929, Firefighters Credit Union was chartered. Today, Utah has 72 credit unions with over 2 million members.