United Way offering $51,000 in financial education grants

United Way of Snohomish County is offering $51,000 to support financial education and financial coaching, serving low and moderate income individuals and families. These grants may be used to support classroom instruction and/or one-on-one counseling.

“Financial stability is the cornerstone of a healthy community,” said Dennis G. Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Snohomish County. “These grants will help provide families in our community much-needed access to financial education and counseling.”

These programs could include money management, savings, budgeting, avoiding fraud, credit management and other financial topics relevant to low and moderate-income families. The funds may be used to support or expand financial asset building services, or to develop new financial education offerings.

The maximum award for any one grant is $15,000. Organizations currently receiving United Way multi-year program grants are eligible for funding, including programs presently funded. For programs currently receiving a multi-year program grant, these new funds must be used to either expand or enhance the impacts of these preexisting grants.

Grant applications and instructions can be found on United Way’s website at The application deadline is Jan. 17.

For more information, please contact Lark Kesterke by phone at 425-374-5506 or via email at

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