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Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation announces the award of nine mini-grants totaling over $4,000. The grant application was open to kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers to help fund innovative student-oriented educational experiences that might not otherwise be funded. The 2021-2022 Teacher Mini Grants are made possible by a grant from the Minford Foundation.

Grantee Dan Meli of Interboro High School plans to expand the financial and budgeting knowledge of his students by purchasing educational board games that allows the students to utilize the highest form of cognitive understanding in a crucial ability to manage and grow one’s finances. Students at North Star Elementary will learn more about gravity and other STEM related topics. Teacher Kristin Becker plans to use the funds to purchase materials to conduct hands-on, small group learning experiences.

Grants were also awarded to these applicants:

  • Ari Bleicher-Nugent, Interboro High School, Interboro School District
  • Markia Collins, West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School,
  • Suzanne Flynn, St. Agnes School, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • David Baker, Springfield High School, Springfield School District
  • Cathy Kildea, Delaware County Intermediate Unit
  • Catherine Pandur, Ridley Middle School, Ridley School District
  • Jessica Vazquez, Interboro High School, Interboro School District


About FMFCU Foundation

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation was founded in 2007 to support charitable and educational causes within the community served by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. Programs include Food Insecurity Fund, Delco Hi-Q, educational grants, scholarships, and charitable giving. . To learn how you can support a variety of educational initiatives, visit fmfcufoundation.org.