Support for Financial Literacy Programs

Posted by on February 6, 2004

American Express Economic Independence Fund Offers Support for Financial Literacy Programs
Deadline: March 5, 2004

The American Express Foundation (<a href=""></a>) will award a minimum of $500,000 in 2004 to financial literacy and education projects as part of the American Express Economic Independence Fund. The fund is being administered jointly with the National Endowment for Financial Education.

The program is designed to support the delivery of financial literacy education to underserved adult segments of society, including the newly employed, young workers, individuals moving from welfare to work, and immigrants. Previous Economic Independence Fund grants have been awarded to organizations whose clients include people with disabilities; homeless people; victims of domestic violence; Hispanic, African American, Native American, and Hmong communities; women; prison releasees; small business entrepreneurs; new homeowners; military personnel; senior citizens; individuals enrolled in employment training, small business development, or microlending programs; and staff who counsel underserved populations.

Grant amounts will range between $15,000 and $30,000.

Any U.S. nonprofit organization designated as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS whose clients are representative of the underserved audiences targeted by the fund and who would benefit from financial literacy education is eligible to apply. The focus is on organizations operating at the community/county level that may or may not have affiliations with state, regional, and national groups. Multi-organizational partnerships are also acceptable.

See the program’s Web site for complete guidelines and application materials.

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