WHAT WE DO
Through our volunteer efforts, donations, and the Credit Union's entrance fee, our goal is to make your communities better places to live, work, and play. We are so appreciative of the support of our membership, and together we can make a real impact in your backyard!
$600,000+ IN DONATIONS
Over six hundred thousand dollars have been donated in the form of scholarships, grants, and sponsorships.
600+ VOLUNTEER HOURS
Smart Financial love to give back. Our employees spent more than 600+ hours volunteering in 2018.
35 LOCAL NON-PROFITS
The Smart Financial Foundation regularly supports thirty-five non-profits in the greater Houston area.
OVER 80 SCHOLARSHIPS
Over eighty high school seniors have received scholarships since our Foundation's inception.
When you choose the Smart Financial Foundation as your designated charity on AmazonSmile, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to our Foundation to help support dozens of local non-profits through our Foundation. Just shop from smile.amazon.com for the same products that you'd find on Amazon.com and a percentage of your purchase automatically goes to our Foundation. All donations come from AmazonSmile, so it costs you nothing to make a difference in your community!
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The Smart Financial Foundation, founded in 2013, provides scholarships to local students, awards grants to worthwhile organizations, volunteers at community events, and that's just the beginning.
CHANGE LIVES, IMPROVE COMMUNITIES, AND ACHIEVE DREAMS.
The Ruby Sue Clifton Scholarship Program, named in honor of a past chairman of Smart Financial Credit Union, annually recognizes up to six outstanding high school seniors with a $2,500 scholarship. The application period has ended and recipients will be announced on May 31, 2021.
Smart Financial is passionate about volunteering! Our staff spent over 600 hours volunteering in the community, and we'd love to get our members involved in our volunteer efforts! Check back for opportunities.
Congratulations to the 2021 Recipients of the Ruby Sue Clifton Scholarship Program: Elizabeth A. (Houston ISD), Hannah H. (Humble ISD), Ethan Hebert, Lydia M. (Houston ISD), Toneelea S. (Spring ISD), and Alexander V.(Humble ISD). Each of these students will receive a $2,500 scholarship, with a total of $15,000 being disbursed through this year’s scholarship program. Thank you to all the graduating high school students who submitted an application. We wish them all good luck with all their future endeavors.
“Smart Financial Foundation not only finds great community activities in which their employees can participate in at a meaningful level, but the organization also enhances the knowledge impacting employees’ ability to communicate and build on their experiences.”
“The Smart Financial Foundation has greatly improved the lives of our community through their support of our Humble ISD students.”
Smart Financial continuously strives to implement and sponsor multiple partnerships and programs that ultimately help Houston ISD reach their number one district goal of increasing student achievement. Year after year, Smart Financial Foundation makes it clear that they are truly dedicated to HISD.
“Have you seen the shirts worn by the Smart Financial Foundation volunteers? “Giving Back the Smart Way” is emblazoned across their backs. It’s not just a motto; they live these words through their daily actions and participation in the communities they serve.”
“Smart Financial Foundation not only supports us with funds, but they also do so with heart. The team makes an impact at the events they sponsor by being present with their personal time. They lead the example of what it takes to be a corporate partner. We wish we had more companies that sought vision of helping, participating and being involved like they do.”
“Smart Financial Credit Union and Smart Financial Foundation have been instrumental in allowing the George Foundation and Fort Bend Forward to continue to grow the Youth in Philanthropy Program and make each year memorable for our youth.”
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award
Cornerstone Credit Union League
Community Partner Award
Stafford Municipal School District Education Foundation
Wall of Fame Supports
Easter Seals of Greater Houston
Smart Financial is committed to helping the community! So much so, that we give all our employees a paid day off to volunteer and provide them with numerous opportunities to give back! Check out the photos to see us in action!
WHO WE SUPPORT
- Boy Scouts of America
- Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.
- Catholic Charities
- Child Advocates of Fort Bend
- Children's Miracle Network/Credit Union for Kids
- CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare
- College Community Career
- Easter Seals of Greater Houston
- Fort Bend Literacy
- Fort Bend Museum
- George Foundation Youth in Philanthropy Program
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hope for Three
- Houston A+ Challenge
- Houston Association of School Administrators
- Houston Chapter of Credit Unions
- Houston ISD Education Foundation
- Houston Latino Film Festival
- Humble ISD Education Foundation
- Klein ISD Education Foundation
- Lemonade Day
- Main Street Theater
- Memorial Hermann Foundation
- National Council of Jewish Woman
- nonPareil Institute Houston
- Region 4 Educational Services
- Ruby Sue Clifton Scholarships
- San Jacinto Girl Scouts
- Southeast Texas Optimist Club
- Spring ISD Education Foundation
- Stafford MSD Education Foundation
- Susan G. Komen
- Texas Retired Teacher Association
- The Arc of Fort Bend County