SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in the nation to serve school employees and their families exclusively. Since its founding in 1934, they have been focused on providing world-class personal service and financial security to their Members. All public and private school employees in the state of California are eligible for Membership. Their founders consisted of 126 school employees who pooled $1,200 for the purpose of improving the financial lives of those with a common bond of education. SchoolsFirst FCU takes to heart the "people helping people" philosophy, the principle on which credit unions were founded. Pledging themselves to this idea not only means steadfast dedication to Member service, but also actively supporting the communities they serve through events, donations, scholarships, and financial literacy programs. SchoolsFirst FCU currently has over $15 billion in assets, more than 800,000 Members and over 1,800 teammembers.