Money Smart Month

We’ll be handing out money. Figuratively, that is.Money Smart Month

Being smart about money, such as spending wisely, saving regularly and borrowing sensibly can be a challenge. No matter how old you are or where you live, knowing how to best manage your money is important. Money Smart Kansas City can help! Through our workshops, presentations, educational materials and comprehensive resource website, you have 24/7 access to everything financial at every stage of life.

Coming Together Every April

Money Smart Month of Greater Kansas City is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the Kansas City metropolitan area including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media.

These groups come together to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help, and provide free educational seminars, workshops and activities throughout the year. Since April is Financial Literacy Month, we have a special focus that month. Programming is offered to all ages and income levels and covers all areas of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning.

Since its inception in 2008, the initiative has grown exponentially.  The 2017 Money Smart campaign hosted over 1,284 events (public and private) and reached a total of 27,336 attendees ages 5 – 85.

Check out our event calendar for events this month!

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in Money Smart Kansas City.


Know a thing or two about financial management? Do you make your living as a banker, lender, credit repair specialist, home buyer educator or serve as a financial expert in another way?

If so, we’d like you to join our team!

Share your knowledge as a Money Smart partner or volunteer. You’ll present valuable financial tips and we’ll share helpful tools to plan and promote your events, including flyers, social media scripts and more.

Email our Partnership Chair to sign up or find more information: Greg Housel –

Event Evaluation Form

Download and print an Evaluation Form for your Partner Event.


Our 2017 campaign hosted over 1,284 events and reached over 27,336 people ages 5 – 85.  All events are free and open to the public!

Corporate sponsors are the primary source of funding for Money Smart KC programs.  YOUR help is essential to ensure that these programs will continue to be offered to the community at no cost.   Become a Money Smart KC Sponsor and help empower Kansas Citians to transform their financial futures.

2017 MSKC Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 MSKC Financial Institution Request letter


Money Smart KC offers many opportunities for volunteers during the month of April.

Check out our MSKC Youth Events/Programs Page for Opportunities to volunteer in the classroom.
This April marks the eleventh anniversary of the Federal Reserve Bank’s commitment to the Teach Children to Save program, a national initiative created by the American Banker’s Association. Volunteers are needed to visit local classrooms to share a lesson about the importance of saving. In 2015, volunteers visited 434 classrooms and reached approximately 9,186 kindergarten through third grade students. Your help is needed to help to meet this incredible demand, April 25-May 6.

The program matches volunteers with a teacher to provide literature-based lessons about savings and money management that also tie into the Bank’s objectives to serve majority-minority populations.

All training and materials will be provided – no previous experience is necessary. The time commitment includes a 45-minute lesson and travel time to and from the school. The time of the visit is mutually agreed upon by the volunteer and teacher, allowing impact on your work to be minimal. Once classes have been registered, you can are view all available classes and register as a volunteer here. For questions, please email:

Money Smart Day needs on-site volunteers. Money Smart Day will be held at the Downtown KC library on Saturday, April 1st. Please contact: if you are interested in volunteering.

Money Smart Month is coordinated by the following individuals & organizations:

Catholic Charities KC-St Joe
Catholic Charities NE KS
Central Bank of Kansas City
Central Bank of the Midwest
CHES, inc.
Commerce Bank
Enterprise Bank
Federal Reserve Bank of KC
Financial Planners Association
Full Employment Council
God’s Will in Action
Greater KC Housing Info. Center
Justine Petersen
KC Digital Drive
KC Public Library
KC Public Schools
KC Public Schools Headstart
Legacy of Love
Livable Neighborhoods KCKS
Mexican Consulate
NE Minister Presbyterian Church
NextStep KC
Office of the KS Securities Commissioner
Quindaro Ruins/Underground Railroad
Salvation Army
UMB Bank
UMKC Office of Financial Literacy
United Way of Greater KC
Women’s Employment Network

Money Smart KC Chair


Economic and Financial Education,
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198

Members of the media who are interested in interviews or in learning more about Money Smart KC should contact our Chair, Gigi Wolf at