Corporate Social Responsibility

At SmartBank, we take great pride in our commitment to giving back to our community. As stated in our mission statement, “We build exceptional value in our communities by providing lasting solutions to their problems and protecting their greatest assets.” This value defines SmartBank and acts as a driving force behind serving you beyond your financial needs.

SmartBank Gives Back

3533
volunteer hours logged by SmartBank Associates for local charitable organizations and area schools in 2016
1547
events attended by SmartBank Associates to support our communities in 2016
127000
donated to a local National Park through client signature-based debit card transactions
1200
fifth grade students sponsored to experience Junior Achievement's Biztown in 2016

Want to help a local State or National Park in your community?

Easy! Choose credit, instead of debit, when using your SmartBank debit card. With every signature-based debit transaction, SmartBank will make a donation to a local State or National Park!

Financial Education: JA BizTown

Since 2008, SmartBank has supported the Sevier County Board of Education by underwriting the tuition for each and every fifth-grade student to spend the day on campus at JA BizTown.

This onsite visit provides students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a realistic setting. Each student assumes a job, produces and/or sells products, receives a paycheck, works on a business team, repays business loans and manages personal bank accounts. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to use critical thinking skills to learn about key economic concepts as they explore and enhance their understanding of free enterprise. The goal of experiential education programs, such as BizTown, is to help students see how classroom learning connects to real-world actions and events. With fun as the focus at BizTown, every student will enjoy applying what they’ve learned in the classroom!

Park Partners Donations

SmartBank is committed to building exceptional value in our communities by providing lasting solutions to their problems and by protecting their greatest assets. Since 2009. SmartBank has donated over $127,000 to organizations who support local National Parks.

In 2016, SmartBank donated:

  • $15,000 to Friends of the Smokies
  • $7,500 to Great Smoky Mountains Association
  • $7,500 to Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Community Partners

SmartBank supports a number of local charitable organizations and area schools through financial contributions and volunteer opportunities. Some of our partners include:

  • Friends of the Smokies
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • Random Acts of Flowers
  • Girls on the Run
  • Keep Sevier Beautiful
  • Sevier County Board of Education
  • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
  • Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
  • The Ronald McDonald House
  • First Things First, Inc.
  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank
  • Cherokee Area Council
  • SCORE International
  • The Evitt Foundation
  • Many other local charitable organizations and area schools.