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August 15, 2023
Grow Financial Foundation Sponsors Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas Program
Grow Financial and the Grow Financial Foundation work to support financial literacy and workforce development, and what better way to do so than with youth education? This summer, we sponsored the Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas Student Think Tank (BMFITT), a collaborative summer internship program powered by the Florida Prosperity Partnership (FPP) Coalition.
About Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas
The Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas program provides invaluable skills to high school students in our communities.
Chantel Negron, AVP of Asset Protection, coordinated Grow’s involvement in the internship program and engaged with the students throughout the summer. She said, “Teaching important life skills, including financial literacy, to our young people is a perfect representation of what we’re doing at Grow when we say, ‘We make things grow.’ These students opened their hearts and minds to challenge the status quo and dared to dream big to help our communities.” Each intern worked with a professional mentor, learned about financial literacy, created a resume, worked on a budget, practiced public speaking and heard from multiple Grow team members about professional career topics.
Students were challenged to design creative solutions to real-world problems, called their social impact projects. At the BMFITT End-of-Summer Symposium, interns showcased their completed social impact projects to a panel of business experts, friends, family, mentors and community members. At the event, Bill Mills, President and CEO of the FPP Coalition, emphasized the impact of the program, saying, “So many positive things come from the minds of our youth if we just empower them to think creatively. It’s certainly true that youth with bright minds can come up with fresh ideas!”
Our Grow team members loved spending the summer with these impressive student interns, and we wish you all very successful futures! When you’re ready to enter the professional workforce, we’d be lucky to have any of you consider a career at Grow.
About the Grow Financial Foundation
The Grow Financial Foundation is a private, non-profit organization, with 100% of funds donated to organizations working in alignment with the mission to facilitate the charitable and community involvement of Grow and its team members. The Foundation focuses on the fulfillment of purpose-driven work in the areas of workforce development, affordable housing, serving the unbanked and underbanked, financial literacy, and promoting other community organizations with similar purposes. It was our pleasure to sponsor the Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas program. Learn more about the Grow Financial Foundation.
How to Find Your Routing & Account Numbers
When you make a payment online, by phone or on a mobile device, you may be asked for our routing number and your checking account number. Credit unions and banks use these numbers to identify accounts and make sure money gets where it’s supposed to be. You’ll also need to provide your routing and checking account numbers for:
- Direct deposits
- Electronic checks
- Military allotments
- Wire transfers
Where to Find Your Routing & Checking Account Numbers
Your personal checks include both our routing number and your account number, as shown on the Grow check example below.
Don’t have a Grow check? No worries.
Visit any Grow store and ask for a Direct Deposit Form. It lists both your routing number and checking account number.
Making a Loan Payment
When it comes to making payments, we try to make it as painless as possible to pay your loan every month. We have several different ways to pay, including convenient online options.
You have two ways to pay online by transferring funds from another bank or credit union.
- Grow Online Banking (Preferred payment method for any loan)
This is the simplest way to pay your loan. You can make one-time payments or set up automatic recurring payments in Grow Online Banking. Once you log in, select “Transfer/Payments” from the menu. If you’re not enrolled in Grow Online Banking yet, you can set up your account in just a few minutes.
- Debit Card or ACH (Available for auto, personal loans and HELOCs)
Note: ACH and debit card payments are not available for credit cards or most mortgages, except HELOCs.
We accept ACH payments with no additional fees or Mastercard® and Visa® debit cards with a convenience fee of $4.95. To get started with an online ACH or debit card payment, select Pay Now below.
Pay by Mail
You can also pay any Grow loan by check through the mail. Please remember to include your account number and Grow loan number on the check. (For credit card payments, please do not write your 16-digit credit card number on the check, which can cause a delay in processing the payment.)
Address for auto, credit card, personal loan and HELOC payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 75466
Chicago, IL 60675-5466
Address for personal first or second mortgages and home equity payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 11733
Newark, NJ 07101-4733