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Who We Are

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system. The FDIC insures deposits; examines and supervises financial institutions for safety, soundness, and consumer protection; makes large and complex financial institutions resolvable; and manages receiverships.  The FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s.


What We Offer

Effective financial education helps people gain the skills and confidence to sustain a banking relationship, achieve financial goals, and improve financial well-being. The FDIC’s resources include:

  • Youth Banking Resource Center. Banks, schools, and non-profit organizations can find strategies and tools to help establish or expand youth savings programs.
  • Money Smart for Young People. Educators can incorporate the age-appropriate lesson plans into subjects such as English, Mathematics, and Social Studies.  And, parents or caregivers can find guides offering activities and conversation-starters on topics such as saving, setting financial goals, and staying safe online.
  • Conversation Starters: Ideas for Youth Employment Professionals to Help Youth Access Bank Accounts. This brochure can help workforce providers discuss collaborative opportunities with a federally insured financial institution.
  • Money Smart Delivery Strategies.  Looking for ideas how to use Money Smart? Visit this site for inspiration.

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What We Need

The FDIC welcomes eligible organizations to complete a short online form to join the Money Smart Alliance.  Alliance members agree to use or promote the Money Smart curriculum. Alliance members also provide feedback, and successful uses of the program, to the FDIC to help improve the Money Smart program. The FDIC shares updates, tips, and other information with Alliance members that can strengthen their financial education efforts.

Visit to learn more about these and other resources from the FDIC.


Contact Our Partner

Luke Reynolds, Chief, Outreach and Program Development, DCP