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The winners have been selected!

Our annual Tools for Schools program, designed to support teachers, students, schools and families in the communities we serve, has come to a close, and the recipient schools have been selected.


The program set out to help 10 local schools in need of classroom supplies by donating $1,000 worth of supplies to each school. With the help of your donations totaling nearly $4,000, and the tremendous need expressed in the nominations we received, the Credit Union was able to select 17 schools!.

Congratulations to all of the recipients:

• Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School
• Charles Peck Elementary School
• David Reese Elementary School
• Folsom Middle School
• George Cirby Elementary School
• Glenwood Elementary School
• Golden Empire Elementary School
• Greer Elementary School
• Hagginwood Elementary School

• Harvest Middle School
• Laguna Creek High School
• Lincrest Elementary School
• Louisiana Schnell Elementary School
• Oakview Community Elementary School
• Peter Burnett Elementary School
• Placerville Portable Head Start
• The Mustard Seed School

About the Tools for Schools Program

The program had two phases:

August 15 - September 15, 2018

Nominate a school to receive a van full of classroom supplies valued at $1,000! Complete a short form on our Facebook page describing how teachers and students will use and benefit from a large amount of classroom supplies.  

Classroom supplies we are distributing:
  • Colored paper
  • Dry erase markers
  • Highlighters
  • Colored markers
  • Black pens
  • Glue sticks
  • Ruled-paper notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Safety scissors
  • Folders

July 10 - August 14, 2018

We are collecting donations for local schools, which the Credit Union will match up to $10,000!

How can you help?

Schools Financial has been serving the education field since 1933. Thank you for supporting our schools!



The Origination of the Program
In 2016, we launched an Education Matters Grants program to award classroom teachers
with grants for classroom supplies. We received 900 submissions describing
the considerable need for supplies. Since the grant program's beginning, we've awarded 30 teachers with grants.

Tools for Schools is a program born of the great need expressed by those teachers.
Our goal is to raise money to purchase school supplies and award them to area schools
with the greatest needs in the communities we serve. Last year we were delighted to award $14,000 worth of school supplies to schools in need.

*Program Details: This program will award ten (10) schools within our field of membership with bulk quantities of classroom supplies (colored paper, colored markers, black pens, glue sticks, ruled notebooks, pencils, erasers, safety scissors, folders and dry erase markers). Entries will be evaluated by a judging panel based on the following criteria: 1) creativity — the level of specificity of the nomination describing how the classroom materials will be used by, and benefit, teachers and students; 2) the percentage of the school’s student body utilizing free or reduced-cost meals; 3) location of the school to determine that it is within our field of membership; and 4) total number of nominations submitted on behalf of the school. Limit of one award per school. Final amount of supplies donated will be determined by the total amount donated and matched by Schools Financial Credit Union. The Credit Union will match up to $10,000. The program runs from July 10, 2018, to September 15, 2018. Nominator of the winning school will be notified by September 24, 2018. If the selected nominator does not respond to our notification in five business days, an alternate nominator and recipient school may be chosen. The school principal, or his/her designee, must agree to be a Tools for Schools recipient, agree to have their photo taken, allow Schools Financial Credit Union to use the image without restriction in promotional materials, and receive the materials within 15 business days after notification. Limit one nomination per person. Schools Financial Credit Union employees, their families (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members are not eligible. Program entrants do not need to be members of Schools Financial to nominate a school for the Tools for Schools program. Recipient schools are responsible for applicable taxes, if any. Awards will be made in the form of bulk quantities of the materials listed. No purchase necessary.

In addition to nominating a school on our Facebook page, you may also enter by: 1) email with your full name, email address, telephone number, school name, school address and a specific description of how the classroom materials will be used; 2) click here to print a nomination form, complete it and mail (must be received by September 15, 2018) to Schools Financial Credit Union, Attn: Marketing Department, P.O. Box 526001, Sacramento, CA 95815; or 3) drop off a completed nomination form at any of our branches.