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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!

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$600,000+ IN DONATIONS

Over six hundred thousand dollars have been donated in the form of scholarships, grants, and sponsorships.

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600+ VOLUNTEER HOURS

Smart Financial love to give back. Our employees spent more than 600+ hours volunteering in 2018.

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35 LOCAL NON-PROFITS

The Smart Financial Foundation regularly supports thirty-five non-profits in the greater Houston area.

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OVER 80 SCHOLARSHIPS

Over eighty high school seniors have received scholarships since our Foundation's inception.

ABOUT US

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.

 

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OUR MISSION

CHANGE LIVES, IMPROVE COMMUNITIES, AND ACHIEVE DREAMS.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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. Scholarship applications are now open.
 

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VOLUNTEERING

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.
 

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EVENTS

Join us for the 8th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, April 17, 2020 at the BlackHorse Golf Club! More details coming soon. For sponsorship information please contact Tiffany Halfon 713-407-1923.

 

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TESTIMONIALS

“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.”

Dee Koch
Dee S. Koch, LLC

“The Smart Financial Foundation has greatly improved the lives of our community through their support of our Humble ISD students.”

 
Jerri Monbaron, Executive Director
Humble ISD Education Foundation

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.

 
Caleen Allen, General Manager
Houston ISD Strategic Partnerships

“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.”

 
Sue Rightly

“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.”

Krista Calaway

“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.”

 
Ammie Blahuta, Director of Special Programs
The George Foundation
 
 
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AWARDS

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

GALLERY

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!

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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
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  • National Council of Jewish Woman
  • NextOp
  • 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
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