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!



The Ruby Sue Clifton Scholarship Program, named in honor of a past chairman of Smart Financial Credit Union, annually recognizes outstanding high school seniors with a $5,000 scholarship. The scholarship application is now closed and will reopen in 2025.

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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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The annual scholarship golf tournament is the main fundraiser for our scholarship efforts awarding graduating high school students who need assistance in achieving their educational dreams. The Smart Financial Foundation would not be able to do this without the generosity of our donors.

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$600,000+ IN DONATIONS

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


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


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


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

About the Foundation

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

To change lives, improve communities, and achieve dreams.


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
  • 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