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 NJCFE
Mary O’Neill Financial Education Mini-Grant

The mission of the New Jersey Coalition for
Financial Education (NJCFE) is to improve the financial literacy of New Jersey
residents of all ages by providing professional development experiences for
financial educators and youth and adult learners. Dr. Barbara O’Neill, NJCFE board member and grants liaison, has made a restricted donation to NJCFE in honor of her late mother,
Mary O’Neill, a financially capable woman. The donation will support an annual $2,500
mini-grant for an innovative, high-impact financial education project that
is a direct outreach resource to consumers. The mini-grant cannot be used to
pay indirect costs.  All dues-paying NJCFE
member organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply. The due date for
mini-grant applications is October 1, 2015.

Mini-grant projects should contain the following components:

•             Description
of a quality “deliverable” (e.g., publication, curriculum, class series, Web site,
etc.)

•             Potential
for easy replication or use by others

•             Impact
evaluation component

•             Clearly
defined project budget

Please note NJCFE’s policy on grant funding: Grant funding
must be used directly for program development and implementation, no indirect
costs may be allocated in the grant proposal.

•             1:1 matching
(cash or in-kind, such as project director salary and employer-paid expenses or
supplies)

A selection committee appointed by the NJCFE Board will
review mini-grant applications and select an annual winner. The decision of the
committee is final. The mini-grant recipient will be announced in October
2011.  The grantee must submit a
1,000-word summary of the final results of the mini-grant project to the NJCFE
office at info@njcfe.org by November 1, 2015.

If mini-grant funds are used to produce written or media
(e.g., DVDs, CDs) materials, the mini-grant grant recipient should send three
(3) copies to the NJCFE office.

Please adhere to the format below to describe your proposed
project and the maximum limit of two (2) typed pages (1” margins, 12-point
font, single spacing with double spaces between paragraphs). If you have
questions, contact the NJCFE office at info@njcfe.org or Dr. Barbara O’Neill at
oneill@aesop.rutgers.edu.

For more information click here! E-mail your completed mini-grant application to:
info@njcfe.org.  Put the words  “NJCFE Mini-Grant
Application” in the “Subject” line of your e-mail message.

To View the NJCFE September 2013 Grants Report Click Here

Grant-Funded Projects
in Progress

* $10,000
from Citi Community Development for financial education and teacher training
for the Cicely Tyson School in East Orange, NJ.

 

 

Past Muriel Siebert and NJCFE Award Winners

 

2009 Muriel Siebert Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Muriel F. Siebert, President, Muriel F. Siebert Foundation

 

2009 Leader in Business and Industry Promotion of Financial Literacy Award Presented To

Cynthia Forster, The Record – Newspapers in Education

 

2009 Leader in Financial Institution promotion of Financial Literacy Award Presented to Lisabeth Degnan, Affinity Credit Union

 

2009 Leader in Community Based Promotion of Financial Literacy Award Presented To

Wanda Hardy, CreditWorthy

 

2009 Leader in K-12 Education promotion of Financial Literacy Award Presented To

Victoria Vavricka, Cinnaminson School District

 

2009 Leader in Post-Secondary Education Promotion of Financial Literacy Award Presented To

Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., Rutgers University Cooperative Extension

 

2009 Leader in Government Promotion of Financial Literacy Award Presented To

Phyllis Garnant, Retired NJDOE

 

2010 Muriel Siebert Financial Literacy Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Jo-Anne Olszewski, Former District Supervisor, Business and Practical Arts, Teaneck Public Schools

 

2011 Muriel Siebert Financial Literacy Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Reverend Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey.

 

2012 Muriel Siebert Financial Literacy Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Ryan Mack President, Optimum Capital Management, LLC

 

2013 Muriel Siebert Partnership of the Year Award presented to Catherine Milone, President of Junior Achievement of New Jersey

 

2013 Muriel Siebert Educator of the Year Award, Kathleen Brennan, head of the mathematics department of Mount Saint Mary Academy

 

2014 Muriel Siebert Partner of the Year Award presented to Michael Hou, New Jersey Credit Union Foundation Chairperson and Gary Chizmadia, Credit Union of New Jersey

 

2014 Muriel Siebert Educator of the Year presented to Patricia King-Roberts, New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Office of Education, DCF Regional School - Mercer Campus

 

2014 Muriel Siebert Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Neale Godfrey, CEO/President, Green$treet Commons and NY Times Best Selling Author

 

2014 NJCFE President’s Award presented to David Vinokurov, District Manager, Trenton, NJ, Social Security Administration

 

2015 Muriel Siebert Partner of the Year Award - TBD

2015 Muriel Siebert Educator of the Year Award - TBD

2015 Muriel Siebert Lifetime Achievement Award - TBD

2015 NJCFE President’s Award – TBD

 

Partner of the Year – This award is given in recognition of an NJCFE partner organization who has made significant improvements to the lives of New Jerseyans through financial education and literacy. 

 

Educator of the Year – This award is given in recognition of an educator who has made a significant improvement to the lives of New Jerseyans through financial education and literacy.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award – This award is given in the name of Muriel F. Siebert in recognition of an outstanding advocate of financial literacy who has engaged in a lifetime of work to advance financial education and literacy.

 

President’s Award – This award is given in recognition of a Government Official or agency who has advanced financial literacy to New Jerseyans through their tireless efforts in service to the citizens of New Jersey.

 

Non-Profit Award - This award is given in recognition to a non-profit who has been a leader for its constituents and the community in financial literacy.

 

Past Mary O’Neill Mini-Grant Award Winners

 

2010 Mary O’Neill Mini-Grant presented to (no information available)

 

2011 Mary O’Neill Mini-Grant presented to Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling, Inc. Accepting this Mini-Grant on behalf of Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling is Natasha Lockwood, General Manager of Operations.

                 

2012 Mary O’Neill Mini-Grant presented to Clarifi. Accepting this Mini-Grant on behalf of Clarifi is Stephanie Bittner, Community Outreach and Education Manager.

 

2013 Mary O’Neill Mini-Grant presented to Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation. Accepting this Mini-Grant on behalf of the Affinity Foundation is Catherine Ricker, Vice President of Human Resources and External Affairs.

 

2014 Mary O’Neill Mini-Grant – no recipient

 

2015 Mary O’Neill Mini-Grant - TBD

 

The mission of the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education (NJCFE) is to improve the financial literacy of New Jersey residents of all ages by providing professional development experiences for financial educators and youth and adult learners. Dr. Barbara O’Neill, a NJCFE member, has made a restricted donation to NJCFE in honor of her late mother, Mary O’Neill, a financially capable woman. The donation supports an annual $2,500 mini-grant for an innovative, high-impact financial education project that is a direct outreach resource to consumers. The mini-grant cannot be used to pay indirect costs.  All dues-paying NJCFE member organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply.


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