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Press Release

For Immediate Release

September 7, 2021

For more information:
Tyler Rice: 651-808-8807
tyler.rice@foolprooffoundation.org

The InSPIREation Foundation Promotes Economic Equity and Inclusion in St. Paul by Awarding Grant to the FoolProof Foundation

The InSPIREation Foundation has awarded the FoolProof Foundation a grant to improve financial literacy in the greater St. Paul area.

"Congratulations to our grant recipient, The FoolProof Foundation," said Bob Groven, InSPIREation Foundation Chair. "We commend their work on the financial literacy front and are excited to support their efforts and be part of their project moving forward."

Created in 2003 by the legendary Walter Cronkite and FoolProof's Executive Director Will deHoo, FoolProof provides free, online, financial education content with a focus on promoting economic equity and inclusion.

Support from the InSPIREation Foundation allows the non-profit to deliver real financial literacy to more students in need. Educators in the St. Paul Public School System will now have access to free professional development (PD) sessions and access to FoolProof's dynamic online platform.

"Teacher PD sessions empower teachers with the classroom tools to teach a subject they may not be terribly comfortable teaching." says Mike Sheffer, Director of Education at the FoolProof Foundation, "It's amazing the impact these sessions have. It's inspiring. This level of support will extend FoolProof's usage throughout St. Paul and bring education to more students in need."

The InSPIREation Foundation's mission is to fund meaningful financial literacy efforts that empower individuals and transform communities through knowledge, skills, and responsible decision making to attain financial freedom.

About The InSPIREation Foundation:

The InSPIREation Foundation (formerly Kentron) traces its roots back to September 29, 1938 when the Group Health Association (GHA) was incorporated. The majority of GHA's mission was "to engage in activities for the promotion of health and well-being of its members through education…"  To further GHA's mission, the Kentron Foundation was formed in 2002 to provide grants to organizations that promote whole healthy persons through wellness of mind, body, and spirit.  In 2019, its name was re-developed into The InSPIREation Foundation, and its mission is now to fund meaningful financial literacy efforts that empower individuals and transform communities through knowledge, skills, and responsible decision making to attain financial freedom.

About SPIRE Credit Union:

A full-service financial institution, proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934. SPIRE is committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service with a goal to improve the financial lives for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 21 branches throughout Minnesota. 

About the FoolProof Foundation:

FoolProof's curriculums are the only financial literacy curriculums in the United States endorsed by Public Citizen, The Consumer Federation of America, FairPlay for Children, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and the Children's Screen Time Action Network. To learn more about FoolProof's work in Minnesota, and to see how and see how we're creating a more equitable future, visit foolprooffoundation.org.

To learn more about SPIRE, please visit www.myspire.com.