The Shapiro Group utilizes a cooperative effort to pool the resources of the credit union community to help credit unions under $69 million in assets operate efficiently and effectively.
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The Shapiro Technology Grant is available to assist Shapiro credit unions purchase up-to-date computers, upgrade existing systems, to buy software and to get connected to the Internet. Maximum allowable benefit is up to $5,000.
Note: This grant is only available every other year. Credit unions that received technology grants in 2015, are not eligible for a Technology grant in 2016.
Advocacy Expense Grant
The Shapiro Group offers up to $2,000 to help Shapiro Group credit unions offset credit union advocacy trip expenses.
The Shapiro Group offers up to $2,000 to help Shapiro Group credit unions offset credit union educational expenses. This grant is available to member credit unions who have been declined for other educational assistance.
Just Ask Grant
The Shapiro Group offers up to $1,000 for products and services that do not fit into any of the other grant categories.
Marketing/Public Awareness Grant
The Shapiro Group offers grants up to $2,500 to Shapiro Group credit unions to help offset costs associated with marketing and public awareness.
Note: The grant amount will cover up to half the costs of the marketing/public awareness expenditure, not to exceed $2,500.
Planning Grant /ALM
The Shapiro Group offers grants up to $2,500 to help Shapiro credit unions with strategic and/or scenario planning session and to help purchase Asset Liability Management software tools.
These guidelines are subject to modification at any time and are contingent upon the availability of funds. Grant requests that fall outside of the guidelines will be submitted for review by the Shapiro Advisory Committee for Grants. The deadline to apply for grants is September 5, 2016, and all receipts must be turned in by December 5, 2016.
By applying for a grant, you agree to make a cash donation of 10 percent of the grant amount funded to the Shapiro Group within 12 months, and agree to provide a statement of benefit upon request.