Veridian Credit Union has awarded 22 organizations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska a total of $86,000 for its 2018 grant funding cycle. Recipients include organizations who address barriers to financial stability by helping individuals improve financial literacy or achieve self-sufficiency. Eight Des Moines-based nonprofits were among grant recipients. “Financial literacy is vital to building vibrant communities and strong local economies,” said Angela Weekley, Veridian’s manager of community inclusion. “We’re grateful to the organizations that are making these efforts a priority, and it’s our honor to help support their work.”