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Westerra began the grant program over a decade ago and has proudly given more than $500,000 to more than 1,000 Denver metro area school programs. The Westerra Credit Union School Grant Program strives to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing monetary awards for items like art supplies, sports fees and equipment, after school programs, classroom materials or other programs teachers and schools determine most beneficial.

School Grant Program

In addition to our internal application, The Westerra School Grant Program is also awarded through the following school district foundations:

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We welcome Westerra members who are educators serving Early Childhood Education through Grade 12 in any Colorado school district to apply. Applicants must be a Westerra Credit Union member with a minimum $5 funded into a savings account at the time of application submission. Not yet a Westerra member? Open an account in five minutes or less.

Grant Size

Grants are available up to $500 and will be issued to schools or departments (not individuals).

How to Apply

The application period ended on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Application Deadline

The application period for 2023 has ended. Recipients will be notified by November 10, 2023.

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Past Recipients

View our list of past recipients.