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SAFE Credit Union’s Grant Program Funds $90,000 in Support for Nonprofits

Rebuilding Together Sacramento volunteer and Safe at Home recipient test newly made home modifications.

Folsom, Calif. –(Jan. 19, 2024) – Six Greater Sacramento region nonprofits received $90,000 in funding from SAFE Credit Union’s annual community grant program dedicated to uplifting the communities it serves in 2023.

The grant recipients – Foster Youth Education FundJunior Achievement SacramentoRebuilding Together SacramentoSoil Born FarmsVolunteers of America, Northern California/Nevada and the Yolo Crisis Nursery – provide services supporting career development, financial education, higher education, the health and well-being of infants and toddlers, housing, and veterans.

A not-for-profit financial institution, SAFE’s community grant program stems from the credit union’s cooperative principle of sharing profits within communities.

“We take our mission to help our members and communities build financial freedom to heart,” says SAFE Credit Union Vice President of Community Relations and Financial Education Rebecca Delmundo. “These grants help individuals in often underserved communities receive the support, respect, and the resources they need to build better lives.”

Here are more details about each nonprofit recipient and the programs supported by SAFE’s 2023 community grants:

SAFE Credit Union VP of Community Relations and Financial Education Rebecca Delmundo
  • $10,000 Soil Born Farms, exclusively offering “farm to wellness” career programs to veterans in the Sacramento region. Located in Rancho Cordova.
    Media: Audio/video available here.
  • $10,000 – Yolo Crisis Nursery, Safe Stays Crisis Respite Care program, providing between 2,000 and 2,500 stays for children annually, including 100 parents and children in crisis, a caring and home-like environment for visitors. Serves: Yolo County, Sacramento and Solano counties.
  • $15,000 Foster Youth Education Fund, which supports former foster youth in the Sacramento region, is using the funds to award financial scholarships, as well as laptops to those enrolling or attending a college, university or trade school. 
  • $15,000 grant for Rebuilding Together Sacramento, which provides home improvement services that help vulnerable residents. Grant to be used toward its Safe at Home Program that provides free safety home modifications to older adults, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
  • $20,000 in funding for Junior Achievement of Sacramento to help expand the nonprofit’s newer JA WORK$ program pairing its work readiness programs with personal finance management education for students.
  • $20,000 to Volunteers of America of Northern California and Northern Nevada, used the grant to help fund its transitional housing program – one of the only remaining Sacramento-area organizations providing transitional housing for veterans experiencing homelessness – that serves up to 80 veterans at a time. Media: Audio/video available here.

In addition, the credit union provides scholarships for college and trade school-bound students, direct giving, sponsorships, and volunteerism.

For more information about SAFE Credit Union’s grants program, click here or visit: https://www.safecu.org/community/community-impact/funding.

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