Center for Financial Education

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SIOUX CENTER—A nonprofit, Christ-centric N’West Iowa-based organization is asking area residents to help it win a $25,000 grant.

Center for Financial Education was selected as one of 200 finalists for a national competition for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant, beating out about 2,000 other applicants.

Of the top 200 finalists, 40 will receive a grant of $25,000 from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program.

From Aug. 14- 23, US.. residents 18-years-old or older, who have a valid email address, can cast 10 votes per day for the Center for Financial Education.

Based out of Sioux Center and with regional offices in Hawarden, LeMars, Orange City and Rock Rapids, Center for Financial Education clients in budget development, organizing debts, balancing checkbooks, managing bills, and paying creditors in a timely manner.

“It’s exciting to be selected as one of the top 200 causes in the nation for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant,” said education director Tricia Driesen. “We are grateful to Cindy Van Wyhe, our local State Farm Insurance Agent, for informing us of this program; we know that this is a game-changer for us, and has the potential to help many people take charge of their finances.”

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in its neighborhoods and has committed a  million dollars to this grant nationwide.

Center for Financial Education served clients from 44 N’West Iowa zip codes in 2018.

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