Balancing Community Economic Development in South Carolina Communities
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Innovation and Sustainability

"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."