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

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

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

When you choose the Smart Financial Foundation as your designated charity on AmazonSmile, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to our Foundation to help support dozens of local non-profits through our Foundation. Just shop from for the same products that you'd find on and a percentage of your purchase automatically goes to our Foundation. All donations come from AmazonSmile, so it costs you nothing to make a difference in your community!

To connect the Foundation to AmazonSmile, log in to Amazon, visit this page and click Start Shopping! Just be sure to shop from instead of Amazon for all of your future purchases.


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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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 $2,500 scholarship. Applications are currently closed.







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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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“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


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


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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  • 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