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Last Updated: April 5, 2024
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The FDIC recognizes organizations that contribute to the delivery of the Money Smart curriculum to consumers and small businesses through the Money Smart Alliance Program.

Alliance members agree to use or promote the Money Smart curriculum by teaching Money Smart or training others to teach it. Alliance members also provide feedback, and successful uses of the program, to the FDIC to help improve the Money Smart program.

Join the FDIC Money Smart Alliance

Read more in Money Smart News Success Stories – January, 2024.

“Through the use of Money Smart for Adults, [our] workshops are helping participants increase their ability to take control of their finances and future.”
—Susan Colbert, Program Director, Ohio State University Extension

Why join the Money Smart Alliance?

The FDIC shares updates and other information with Alliance members that can strengthen their financial education efforts. Alliance membership includes participation in quarterly information-sharing calls just for Alliance members. Also, by joining the Alliance, you can:

  • Share resources and collaborate with other Alliance members
  • Learn tips and ideas for teaching Money Smart
  • Ask questions or pass along ideas by contacting FDIC Community Affairs staff
  • Be listed in an online searchable directory of Alliance members
  • Receive priority consideration for your success story to be featured in FDIC’s Money Smart News e-newsletter

Who can join the Money Smart Alliance?

The FDIC welcomes these types of organizations to join the Money Smart Alliance:

  • Federally insured financial institutions
  • Non-profit organizations that have been recognized as tax-exempt by IRS
  • Federal agencies
  • K – 12 schools or school districts
  • Colleges or universities
  • Other state or local government agencies (including governmental entities)

Individuals and other types of organizations not listed here are ineligible to join the Money Smart Alliance at this time.

How can my organization join?

To join, complete this short FDIC Money Smart Alliance form. This form is also used to join the Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) Alliance.

List of Money Smart Alliance Members

Are you looking for Money Smart workshops in your community? Or are you looking for organizations to potentially collaborate with? View the Money Smart Alliance Members List.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) does not endorse or recommend any specific organizations. The FDIC is also prohibited from endorsing or recommending any product belonging to or service rendered by, its Money Smart Alliance Members (MSAMs). Similarly, MSAMs and their partners and affiliates must ensure that their publicity, advertisements, and public statements do not use the FDIC name or logo to imply an endorsement of them or their products or services. MSAMs and their partners and affiliates agree not to take any other action that reasonably could be construed as a prohibited endorsement by the FDIC. The FDIC may cancel an organization’s membership in the Alliance if the organization does not follow these rules.