REAL Solutions® Initiatives Grant Eligibility and
Wisconsin credit unions that have
signed a REAL Solutions® commitment letter are eligible to
apply, as are affiliated system credit union organizations such as
chapters, or other groups involved with credit union development
efforts. Applicants must complete the application form provided by the
Foundation to be considered for a grant.
Non-credit union organizations partnering with affiliated credit
unions and organizations may apply for grant funding, but must clearly
articulate how the project will impact credit unions and their
Projects must have clearly defined, measurable and achievable goals
Funds cannot be used as a cash donation directly to a third-party
Recipient must demonstrate a strong commitment to the project.
Recipient must use the grant during the year it is awarded and
solely for the purpose stated on the application. The Foundation
reserves the right to withhold and/or recover grant funds in the event
the funds are misused.
No more than one grant per year, per credit union or
Grant recipients must provide The Foundation within 30 days after
the end of the grant period a final written report detailing how the
grant funds were used and what was accomplished with the funds.
Grants will be awarded for as little as $500 and as much as $10,000
based on the number and nature of the grant requests and the
May 15 - July 1
Notification by July 31
Applications must be postmarked by the last day of each grant cycle
to be considered for funding during that cycle. Applications
received after the last day of each cycle will be held for consideration
in the next grant cycle.