ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 26, 2017) – The Affinity Plus Foundation is accepting applications through this Sunday, April 30, for its Community and Cultivator grants, which award funding in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000 to educators and nonprofits focused on financial education.

Community grants are awarded to Minnesota 501(c)3 organizations with personal-finance focus and programming. Grant requests have ranged from $500 to $10,000, Hanson said. In 2016, the foundation awarded more than $75,000 to community nonprofits.

Community Grant winners will be contacted by June 30, 2017, and funds will be disbursed shortly thereafter.

Cultivator grants are awarded to teachers and educators currently focusing on – or who would like to implement – personal finance or financial-wellness programming in their classrooms. Individuals can apply themselves or nominate other teachers and educators, she added.

Winners will be contacted by June 1, 2017, and funds will be disbursed for the 2017-2018 school year.

Complete application information for both grants is available at the foundation’s website at

The Affinity Plus Foundation is a 501(c)(3) serving Minnesota communities. Established in 2000, 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.

For more information about the foundation, or to support its efforts, please visit its website, contact the foundation at or call (844) 493-4483.