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Community Involvement

SAFE Credit Union is an institution founded on the philosophy of people helping people. SAFE takes great joy in perpetuating that philosophy by helping the community through a variety of philanthropic and volunteer efforts.

The Aerospace Museum of California has long had a special relationship with SAFE, as we were originally chartered as the Sacramento Air Depot Federal Credit Union in 1940. In 2010, SAFE sponsored STAR TREK: The Exhibition, and contributed to the museum's annual fundraisers. Our Aerospace Learning Center also shares new technologies in aviation, science, and math.
The Sacramento County Office of Education Academic Decathlon celebrated its 31st year in 2011, with SAFE providing $10,000 in support. SAFE provided scholarships to the exceptional high school student medalists and winning teams. SAFE also sponsored three local high schools' participation. The event reaffirms the importance of a well-rounded education, and its participants are strong role models for their peers and community.
ViewFinder is the only locally-produced series about our community. SAFE underwrites this interesting and informative series on public television station KVIE by providing $30,000 of support annually. Shot in digital widescreen format, ViewFinder covers both in-depth treatments of individual topics and episodes that frame the Valley in a larger perspective to provide a closer look at topics that are important to our members.

SAFE proudly supports:

Air Force Association Chapter 116 and the Wings of Hope Education Foundation, benefitting scholarship and military family support programs

American Heart Association and Go Red for Women, providing heart-disease education, prevention and medical research to enable women to enjoy longer, strong lives

The California Capital Airshow, presenting the thrill of aerial acrobatics, rich history of vintage aeronautics, and marvels of flight, including a private preview day for 500 sick and injured children and their families

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Services, formerly ByDesign Financial Solutions, providing non-profit financial literacy and wellness programs

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, promoting youth character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf

Relay For Life, celebrating survivorship and raising money for cancer research and programs

SAFE Student Leaders Internship Program, teaching credit union skill-sets to high school students, enabling them to manage an on-campus branch

SAFE Scholarship Program, awarding ten $1,000 scholarships annually to college-bound local seniors for exceptional academics and community service

UC Davis Health System and Medical School, contributing to the vitality of our region and educate the next generation of healthcare professionals

UCP of Greater Sacramento, improving the independence, productivity, and quality of life of people with developmental disabilities and their families

SAFE has also supported the following community organizations:

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