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NY foundation awards nearly $46K in 2012 grants
ALBANY, N.Y. (1/11/13)--The New York Credit Union Foundation awarded $45,953 in grants to New York credit unions and credit union supporters during 2012.

The grants were awarded in three categories: Smart Money, Financial Fitness and Professional Development.

Smart Money grants help credit unions provide financial education to their members and/or consumers. A total of $3,750 was awarded to three credit unions:

  • ServU FCU, Painted Post;
  • Westar FCU, Camillus; and
  • Cooperative FCU, Syracuse.
Nine credit unions received a total of $12,111 in Financial Fitness grants to enhance operations and improve service to their members. They are:

  • Greece Community FCU, Rochester;
  • GRS Employees FCU, West Henrietta;
  • MPO FCU, Middletown;
  • UHS Employees FCU, Johnson City;
  • Mount St. Mary's Hospital FCU, Lewiston,
  • Erie County Employees FCU, Buffalo; 
  • SUNY Geneseo FCU, Geneseo;
  • NYU FCU, New York; and
  • St. John's Buffalo (N.Y.) FCU.
The foundation awarded 57 Professional Development Grants, totaling $30,092, to representatives of 30 credit unions to help fund their participation in industry training sessions and education events.
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