"There is perhaps no greater challenge for the community and economic development industry of South Carolina as we all endeavor to change the plight of South Carolina’s low-wealth families and communities. We believe that South Carolina’s community-based development industry is worthy of investment and capable of sustainable transformation in low-wealth communities. The Southern Association for Financial Empowerment has an unwavering commitment to furthering the work of South Carolina’s community-based organizations – and we relish this opportunity to forge new ground in the community development finance arena.”
Michael Lentz, Board Chairperson
The mission of SAFE is: "To provide alternative financial products and services in support of community economic development in the low- and moderate-income communities of South Carolina."