Charles Schwab Foundation
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A Tradition of Community Giving
The Charles Schwab Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization created by The Charles Schwab Corporation. Its philanthropic mission is to help people become financially fit through education, advocacy, and volunteerism. It also supports a wide range of community and employee-selected organizations.

Since its founding in 1993, the Foundation has contributed to more than 2,300 nonprofit organizations, with donations averaging nearly $5 million a year. The Foundation provides financial support to qualifying nonprofits via direct grants, event sponsorships, and employee-matching gifts.

Programs That Make a Difference
Charles Schwab Foundation promotes financial fitness by:

  • Collaborating with Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Money Matters: Make It Count™, a program to help teens from underserved communities learn the basics of personal finance. Club teens who complete the Money Matters program and demonstrate exceptional financial knowledge and skills receive scholarship awards. Of the 2,900 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide that serve teens, 42 are located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Creating SchwabMoneyWise.com, an award-winning website offering practical guidance, tips, tools, calculators, and other useful resources to benefit all types of consumers—from those who want to learn the nuts and bolts of personal finance themselves to those who want to teach the basics to others. For information, visit www.SchwabMoneyWise.com.
  • Awarding scholarships to high-scoring students and grants to their schools as part of the National Financial Capability Challenge Awards, sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of Education.
  • Creating locally tailored programs that aim to improve the financial well-being of the underserved and working poor in locations where Schwab has a substantial employee presence. The first of these programs was launched in 2008 in San Francisco with SingleStop USA and now includes additional programs in Austin, Texas, and central Indiana.
  • Encouraging Schwab employees to volunteer their time, talents, and intellectual capital to promote financial literacy.