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Funding Opportunities

We support organizations and individuals working to improve the community and themselves, with a focus on organizations that align with our pillars of philanthropy. We provide support through grants, sponsorships, direct donations, and volunteerism. We also invest in the future of our community members with scholarship programs. Read more to find out how we can support you.

Apply for a Grant

SAFE distributes funding to local nonprofits through a competitive grant process. Funding takes place four times a year. Check back here in early 2024 for more details on this year’s grant program, application deadlines, and each cycle’s focus.

First Grant Cycle

Very few students in California receive formal financial literacy training, and this lack of education worsens economic inequities as children in underserved communities may not learn the basics about saving, banking, building credit, and budgeting money. This lack of knowledge leaves them vulnerable to making mistakes that can impact them for years. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, financial literacy and the financial stability it helps provide are at the heart of our mission to help build financial freedom.

SAFE will proudly grant one $20,000 grant to an organization whose programming provides financial literacy and financial stability programs to students or adults in underserved communities.

Receiving applications January 8-February 9, 2024.

Apply to Request a Sponsorship

SAFE sponsors local events, webinars, and conferences. We give priority to those that align with our pillars of philanthropy. Your organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization to receive funding. All requests must be received 90 days in advance of the event.

Sponsorship Application for 2024 Events

SAFE is a strong supporter of higher education, from trade schools and community colleges to universities and advanced degrees. Post-secondary education can empower people to obtain personally rewarding and higher paying careers. Through our scholarship programs, SAFE supports those setting the stage for bright futures.

SAFE will accept applications for the 2024 scholarship program Feb. 14-March 31, 2024. The program is open to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a community college, university, or trade school in fall 2024. The program is also open to current community college students with 60 or fewer units. SAFE will award four, $4,000 scholarships.

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