SAFE Credit Union is founded on the philosophy of people helping people. Our heritage inspires our sense of service and duty to provide for our members’ financial well-being and personal well-being.

We’re deeply committed to local and regional philanthropy focused on supporting education, health, current and former military personnel, and the arts. We continually work to develop new ways to better serve you and build commYOUnity.

Ways we support our community

  • Sponsorships
  • Financial support for well-defined programs
  • 16 paid hours a year of volunteerism for each SAFE employee
  • In-kind service (e.g. financial literacy)
  • Scholarships to area students
  • Funding relief for natural disasters and pandemics for employees and SAFE communities
  • Donations to political candidates and legislative efforts

Financial Literacy

SAFE is committed to the financial wellbeing of our members and our community. We offer no-cost interactive financial workshops and online learning tools focused on topics specific to the needs of our members to empower their future.

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SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District

SAFE Credit Union is committing a total $23 million to be funded over 25 years in support of the SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District. For the past 80 years, we’ve walked side by side with our members, civic leaders, and local businesses to build Sacramento into a vibrant, successful city where people dedicate their hard work and talents to helping our region thrive. The transformative project will drive economic benefits to downtown and the Greater Sacramento area through increased visitor attraction and spending, creating a healthier business and cultural community.

As the region grows, we all benefit from its financial success, including those SAFE has the honor of serving as their financial institution, their neighbors, and local businesses. This partnership is a model for public-private investments -- it drives regional economic growth and expands SAFE’s ability to fulfill our mission of improving financial wellness, and solidifying the commitment to prosperity for the region.

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SAFE Credit Union’s philanthropic priorities

SAFE distributes funding to local nonprofits through a competitive grant process. The following categories receive priority:

  • Organizations that promote healthy living in our community to individuals of all ages.
  • Organizations that improve access to education and academic achievement.
  • Financial literacy programs that improve the financial wellbeing of individuals in the communities we serve.
  • Programs that support veterans and service members who serve our community, state, and nation.
  • Contributions in which a credit union employee or board director serves on the board or participates as a volunteer for the receiving organization. 

Direct Donations

SAFE continues builds a stronger community by partnering with a number multitude of nonprofit organizations.

  • UC Davis
    Scholarships: SAFE has supported UC Davis for many years. We’re proud of our yearly commitment to their medical program. We also provide a four-year scholarship grant to two students each year within the medical program.
    EVO Program: SAFE supports this program that provides student athletes with career development opportunities to help them transition into the workforce.

  • Align Capital Region
    Investing in the Sacramento region is the right thing to do. By providing a multi-year commitment to Align Capital Region, SAFE is confident the right people are at the table to address a specific social challenge. ACR utilizes educators, employers, and the community to work on the solutions.

  • Aerospace Museum of California
    As a patron of the Aerospace Museum of California, SAFE helps support and expand operations, educational programs, and exhibitions celebrating the heritage of military and civilian aviation while enhancing awareness of aerospace science. The Aerospace Learning Center encourages students of all ages to explore, experience, and engage through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities.

  • Los Rios Colleges Foundation
    SAFE is a proud member of the Los Rios Promise that provides full-time students two years of tuition-free education at the campuses in the Los Rios Community College District. The cost of college can be a barrier for some students. That’s why SAFE joined forces with Los Rios to ensure that students enrolled in the Promise Program achieve their goals.

  • Folsom Economic Development Corporation (FEDCorp)
    As an employer in the city of Folsom, we know the strength of a community begins with a strong economy. SAFE contributes to the FEDCorp to ensure that Folsom remains a strong community.

  • SCOE Academic Decathlon
    Collaboration, team work and the ability to research are all qualities that make up winning teams. Participants in the SCOE Academic Decathlon know this first hand. SAFE proudly sponsors this annual event to help students facilitate these skills and congratulate them on their achievements at the awards ceremony.

  • Impact Foundry
    SAFE invests in the Impact Foundry because we believe a supportive community needs a sustainable solution to nonprofit work. The Impact Foundry helps nonprofits fulfill their missions by providing support, education, development, and capacity building.

  • First Tee
    First Tee uses the many character-building aspects of the game of golf to teach kids how to become better students and make healthy life choices. Developing self-confidence, life skills, and sportsmanship are just a few ways the First Tee help kids become a better version of themselves. SAFE is proud to support this program.

  • ProYouth and Family
    Mobilizing youths to ensure they are contributors in making our community a better place is one of the empowering initiatives the ProYouth and Family organizations promote. SAFE supports their efforts to support youths in under-resourced areas stand up for issues that matter to them.

  • Scholarships
    SAFE awards external and internal scholarships to aid graduating high school students with their college expenses.

Read more about how we directly help the community

SAFE donates $60,000 In Emergency Pandemic Grants
SAFE Donates 3,300 Makes to Sacramento Area Nonprofits
COVID College Emergency Assistance
Veterans Success Center at Sierra College
High School Intern Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters Help Sacramento Area Kids

Requests for support

Requests for sponsorship support and grants will be evaluated on their own merits and considered based on alignment with SAFE’s mission and guiding principles.

Download sponsorship request form here.
Download grant application here.

Send your completed requests and applications to [email protected].

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