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Funding Opportunities

Apply for a Grant

SAFE distributes funding to local nonprofits through a competitive grant process. Funding takes place four times a year as we focus on our three philanthropic pillars. We also provide specific funding opportunities based on social determinants of health.


First grant cycle

As a credit union whose field of membership began over 80 years ago by serving the civilians at what became McClellan Air Force Base, we are honored to serve those who serve our country. The pathway to success from military service to a civilian career is workforce development. SAFE will proudly grant one $20,000 grant and one $10,000 grant to organizations whose programming promotes success in career training for veterans.

Receiving applications January 3-February 15, 2022


Second grant cycle

The strength and vitality of our region are of immeasurable value to SAFE. Funding programs based on mental health and wellness ensures that we are at the forefront of supporting our health care systems and the members of our community. SAFE will proudly fund one organization a $20,000 grant and one organization a $10,000 grant to support their programs in addressing community needs.

Receiving applications April 1-May 15, 2022


Third grant cycle

SAFE will fund $20,000 to one organization and $10,000 to another organization for programs that focus on financial wellness and the promotion of financial capabilities within our community. Programming should include quality education, raising awareness, and developing clear revenue models so the program can continue to help people for many years to come.

Receiving applications July 1-August 15, 2022


Fourth grant cycle

SAFE recognizes that social determinants of health affect many in our region and create inequalities. We are looking to fund programs specifically working in communities of color to address the disparities of health equity. Our members will choose one organization to fund one $20,000 grant and one $10,000 grant.

Receiving applications October 1-31, 2022


Download grant application

Please email completed applications during our grant application enrollment period to: [email protected]


Apply to Request a Sponsorship

SAFE sponsors local events, webinars, and conferences. We give priority to those that align with our pillars of philanthropy: health and wellness; veteran support; youth leadership and education; and volunteering opportunities. Your organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization to receive funding. All requests must be received 90 days in advance of the event.

Download sponsorship application

Please e-mail completed applications to [email protected].



Apply for a Scholarship

Apply for a Scholarship

SAFE provides $1,000 scholarships to 10 graduating high school students planning to attend college the following school year. We look for students who have a GPA of 3.0 or above, show financial need, have strong recommendations, reside within our field of membership and are themselves a SAFE member or have a parent/guardian who is a member of SAFE.

Download scholarship application

Please email completed applications during our scholarship application enrollment period from January 3 to February 28, 2022, to: [email protected].

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