Mini-Grants For Non-Profits

Apply for up to $750.00 during each grant period.

Help defray the costs of providing financial education and get technical support

Nonprofit, church, or community groups might want to offer financial education courses for their members but may not know how to get started. In other situations, they may not have the funding to offer these programs. In yet other situations, there may be the desire to offer financial education but the organization may not have staff to teach the classes.

The Bank On Mini-Grants program can help organizations that want to offer financial education by offering funding, technical assistance, and, if needed, trained volunteer instructors to teach classes. The purpose of the program is to assist organizations in offering financial education classes to help promote the financial health and economic wellbeing of low-income families.

What’s included with the Mini-Grant

Organizations can apply for grants of up to $750 per grant cycle (three times per year) to defray the costs associated with hosting in-person or online financial education classes ($150 per class). 

Grant funds can be used for participation incentives, refreshments, transportation, childcare, printing, marketing/outreach, and/or technology supports for hosting online classes.

The Bank On Save Up St. Louis Mini-Grant program is a project of the St. Louis Regional Financial Empowerment Coalition and is generously funded by area bank and credit union donors.

Mini-Grant application and training

Full Mini-Grant program information and the application are available here.

All new applicants must attend or view a training webinar. The purpose of the applicant training is to help you submit a successful grant application. Training will include a review of the grant guidelines – curricula, approved topics, use of grant funds, approved financial partners, and grant reporting procedures.

Mini-Grant information sessions will be held virtually from 10:00 to 11:00 am on January 8, April 11, July 8, and October 14, 2024. To register for the next training, please click here.