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Visions Federal Credit Union gives a special thanks to our educators who work all year round to prepare the next generation.

Your selfless dedication to improving young lives in our communities inspires us. We share your commitment to the community and appreciate the opportunity to be a partner in your personal finances and professional teaching.

Your work in the classroom forms a foundation for bright futures.

We want to give you the tools for financial stability so that you can strengthen students and families. Visions loves educators and we’re proud to offer these premium financial products and services to you as an educator and a member.

Visions Loves Educators Classroom Project Fund.

Visions loves educators for all the passion they put into their jobs.

We also understand that most put a lot of their own money into their classrooms. In fact, it’s estimated that educators pay an average of about $450 out-of-pocket for items not covered by the school budget.


That’s why we created the Visions Loves Educators Classroom Funding Program.

Visions will award full funding, up to $500, for projects submitted by full-time educators at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Our educators give so much to their kids and our communities. This is just one small way we can give back to them.



Visions loves all educators! But, only members in the communities we serve are eligible at this time.

Submission Guidelines

Qualifying Cities/Counties for Grant or Award Program Submissions

New York

  • Broome
  • Cayuga
  • Chemung
  • Chenango
  • Cortland
  • Delaware
  • Madison
  • Monroe
  • Onondaga
  • Otsego
  • Schuyler
  • Steuben
  • Tioga
  • Tompkins


  • Berks
  • Bradford
  • Lehigh
  • Northampton
  • Susquehanna

New Jersey

  • Bergen
  • Essex
  • Morris
  • Passaic
  • Sussex
  • Warren

Over $100,000

invested in our classrooms in 2023!

Project Submission Guidelines

Here are examples of projects that Visions is looking to support and those projects that most likely will not be funded:

DO Submit

  • Materials that supplement/support your curriculum
  • Sustainability – can be used for years to come
  • Technology
  • STEAM programs
  • Special needs programs
  • Distance Learning Aids

DO NOT Submit

  • Furniture
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Building Improvements
  • Extracurricular clubs & activities
  • Field trips
  • Subscriptions (magazines, educational tools, etc.)
  • Guest speakers
  • Plants
  • Food
  • Animals

Submit Your Project

Please note that all projects that are funded by the Visions Loves Educators Classroom Funding Program are to become the property of the school/classroom, not the individual who is submitting for funding. We will accept only one (1) submission per educator, per school year, so submit your best project. All submissions are reviewed. The grants are awarded based on merit and available funding.

Visions Also Recognizes Educators with These Exclusive Programs!

Educator of the Year

Visions honors educators who go above and beyond to support their classrooms and communities. Each recipient is awarded $2,000 as a token of our appreciation and a special celebration with their school. Now is the time to recognize the educator you think is the most deserving. And don’t forget to look in the mirror. That educator might be you!

Apply Now

Student Loan Eraser

The Student Loan Eraser Program is designed to offer help where you need it most. Visions recognizes the long nights and many years of education that brought you where you are today. That’s why we encourage you to apply for our Student Loan Eraser Program. 100 recipients will be selected each year and $1,000 will be awarded to each of them for repayment of their higher education costs

Apply Now
Project Education

Committed to Our Communities

Visions has committed $1 million to the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). The grant is to be used for the benefit of the NJEA members and their students. The grant will be payable over the next 10 years starting in 2021. The NJEA represents over 200,000 active and retired public school educators and support professionals. NJEA is a diverse, democratic organization working to create an optimal environment to achieve excellence in public education in New Jersey.

Visions Resources

Financial Wellness

Our Financial Coaches can help craft a personal game plan, giving you a path to financial wellness. Whether you’re a Visions member or not, you can sit down with a Coach eager to listen to your unique situation and help.


Take a summer, holiday or any day, break from your bills with our Skip-a-Payment program. Members can skip eligible payments on select loan types at a time of their choosing.


Debt Consolidation

Low interest rates and convenient payment options – that’s what you can expect with a personal loan from Visions. We make it easy to consolidate high-interest debt into a single affordable payment. We can even help you consolidate your student loans. Ask us how!