FMFCU Foundation is proud to award grants, scholarships and awards to those serving our community.

John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship

High School seniors can apply for one of five one-time $3,000 scholarships

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation is committed to education of youth in our community. FMFCU Foundation will award the prestigious John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarships to five high school seniors who will be attending a full time course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, trade, technical, or business school.

The application consists of contact and school information and an essay answering the question: What is a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart? View the Application Guide  for more information.

This year’s application period is now open; the deadline is January 15, 2021.



Teacher Mini Grants

Ten (10) one-time grants ranging from $200 – $500 for classroom needs

FMFCU Foundation will fund innovative educational experiences for K-12 students that may not otherwise be funded in the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers may request funds for classroom supplies, technology, books, funding for classroom projects or programs. The 2020-2021 Teacher Mini Grants are made possible by a grant from the Minford Foundation. 

  • Amount: Up to $500
  • Applicant must:
    • teach at a school located in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, New Castle Counties, West Philadelphia, or University City
    • request funds that will fully fund all items related to a project
    • plan on completing the project during the 2019-2020 school year

View the Application Guide for more information.

This year’s application period is now open; the deadline is December 18, 2020. 


Nonprofit Community Grants

One-time grants up to $1,000 to local nonprofit organizations 

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation will fund programs or projects that deliver measurable, sustainable improvements in the communities we serve. These grants are intended to strengthen nonprofits and enhance programs in our community. The next application period will be announced.

  • Areas of Funding: Youth, Workforce Development, Health and Human Services
  • Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Organizations applying must:
    • have a 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
    • be located in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or New Castle counties; West Philadelphia or University City.

This year’s application period has ended. View the list of this year’s recipients here. 

Excellence in Teaching Awards 

Local teachers can be nominated to receive $1,000 grants towards educational expenses and $1,000 for their school. 

The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes 20 outstanding and dedicated teachers in our area. Recipients of this award receive $1,000 towards classroom expenses and a commemorative keepsake. The recipient’s school also receives a $1,000 award. A total of $40,000 will be awarded to schools and educators! The next application will be announced.

Nomination eligibility:

  • Teachers can be nominated by students, parents, co-workers or supervisors!
  • Nominees must be Pennsylvania- or Delaware-certified active teachers in good standing that provide direct instruction to students in a classroom setting.
  • Nominees must teach in one of the following counties:
    • Chester
    • Delaware
    • Montgomery
    • New Castle
    • Philadelphia

This year’s nomination period has ended.

Bear Country Credit Union Field Trip Grants

FMFCU Foundation supports education and financial literacy. The Foundation established Bear Country Credit Union in 2013. In partnership with Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union , FMFCU Foundation funds field trip transportation to Bear Country Credit Union. This allows schools to apply for a grant to visit the financial literacy center without the cost of transportation.

Contact Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union to schedule for your school or organization a class with an FMFCU Financial Education expert.

To learn more about Bear Country Credit Union or the Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program, click here.