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Applications open through Aug. 31 for Affinity Plus Foundation Cultivator Grant

Thursday, August 18, 2016  
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Affinity Plus Foundation - ST. PAUL, MINN. (Aug. 18, 2016) – The Affinity Plus Foundation is accepting applications for fifteen $1,000 Cultivator Grants for school teachers and other community educators across Minnesota who incorporate, or want to include, personal finance or financial education in their curriculum or programming.

Applications are being accepted through Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Funds will be distributed by Oct. 1, 2016. Individuals can apply themselves or nominate other teachers and educators. Grant funds must be used for current or new financial education programming or curriculum.

Previous grant recipients have used funds to expand personal finance curriculum at an alternative learning center; support financial-education sessions for adults; and purchase curriculum to teach low-income youth, among many others.                                                                      

For complete information, to apply or to support the foundation’s grant and scholarship programs, visit the foundation website at For general information, contact the foundation at or call (844) 493-4483.


Founded in 2000, the Affinity Plus Foundation is a 501(c)(3) serving Minnesota communities. The foundation administers its own scholarship program, awards grants to non-profit groups and schools and supports financial education initiatives through partnerships, presentations and resources.

The Foundation operates on funds generated from its annual golf tournament, fishing tournament and silent auction. It also receives funding from the Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union and donations from community members who believe in the impact and importance of financial education.


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