State Farm announced a $27,000 grant for OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling which will support the agency’s weekly radio program, Money Matters, and the Women’s Financial Empowerment Center. The State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship grants fund programs that build safer, stronger, and better educated communities.
“State Farm is proud to fund OnTrack WNC for these two unique programs,” said State Farm Agent and OnTrack WNC Board Member Bill Russell, “Both help educate our community. The Money Matters radio show focuses practical tips and resources to enhance listeners’ financial knowledge and skills. The Women’s Financial Empowerment Center connects women with education, counseling and support to increase their financial stability and success.”
OnTrack WNC’s first State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant was in 2010 to support the weekly Money Matters radio program. In 2013, State Farm expanded its support to include the Women’s Financial Empowerment Center. In total, OnTrack WNC has received six annual grants for a total $108,000 in support.
“State Farm has been incredible with annual grant support that has truly sustained these important programs,” said Celeste Collins, Executive Director of OnTrack WNC. “We’ve enjoyed broad-based support from State Farm. In addition to financial support, State Farm agents have invested time and energy on our board of directors, on Money Matters, and as guest presenters for community education and our Women & Money Conference.”
In the last six years, the weekly listenership for the Money Matters radio show has grown from 2,200 to 4,900. The Women’s Financial Empowerment Center has served almost 2,000 women throughout western N.C.