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Investing In Our Communities

We're Invested In Our Communities

First Bank is passionately committed to giving back to help improve the quality of life within the communities where we do business. Displaying an active level of philanthropic activity to important causes through programs and strategic partnerships is deeply rooted in our history and core values.  That said, First Bank also understands how critical it is to respond quickly and positively to requests for community development loans.   We take the role of "community partner" seriously and support organizations with a dedication to making a difference.

We’re proud to lend more than a helping hand to many local organizations.  It's a simple, but profound, belief that our community and our clients always come first.

2019 Accomplishments

  • Originated community development loans of over $86 million dollars
  • Performed over 5,000 hours of volunteer work
  • Taught financial literacy classes
  • Served as board and committee members for numerous non-profit organizations

Partnership Programs to Help Better the Communities in Which we Serve:

 
Junior Achievement Logo   Junior Achievement - Since 1943, Junior Achievement has been dedicated to providing financial literacy programs to school-age children. The educational activities provided through Junior Achievement help complement what is taught in the classrooms, but implemented through the use of hands-on, real-world programs. First Bank is a proud sponsor of the real-world personal finance and business management programs provided to our youth at JA BizTown in the Greater St. Louis area.

First Bank, along with other sponsors, is able to provide these financial education programs offered through JA Biztown JA Finance Park, and JA Days at low, reasonable costs to school districts. We provided over 600 volunteer hours in 2017 serving on the Board, teaching financial literacy programs at the various JA locations, and assisted in securing funds for ongoing JA programs.
 
 Greater St. Louis Honor Flight Logo   Honor Flight - First Bank is a proud sponsor of the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight (GSLHF) program. Since 2014, First Bank has partnered with the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight and the St. Louis Blues for “First Bank’s Tribute to the Greatest Generation.” GSLHF honors our veterans by providing an all-inclusive trip to Washington, DC to visit the memorials built to commemorate their service to our country. First Bank is honored to support such programs that support our nation’s veterans.

Find out more about the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight program.
     
 Habitat for Humanity Logo   Habitat For Humanity OC, Orange County - Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is dedicated to eliminating sub-standard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

First Bank is a financial supporter and mortgage loan partner.  We provided over 170 volunteer hours in 2017 serving on the Board, co-chaired the Leaders Build Day Committee, and assisted in securing funds for ongoing build projects.

 

Ways We Give Back

  • Loans
  • Investments
  • Sponsorships
  • Donations
  • Affordable housing program participation
  • Teaching financial literacy
  • Organizations We Support
  • We supported these organizations in 2019

 

Through financial and volunteer efforts, First Bank has made significant investments and contributions to non-profits, affordable housing groups and community service organizations.

Organizations We Support

We supported these organizations in 2019

  • 100 Black Men
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Cancer Care Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Junior Achievement
  • Kiwanis
  • Lions Club
  • Lazarus Project
  • Local Schools
  • Local Food Pantries
  • Owensville Police Department
  • People Helper Project
  • Rotary Clubs
  • St. Louis Book Fair
  • Sherwood Forest
  • Strive Foundation
  • Turning Point
  • Tower Grove Neighborhoods
  • Toys for Tots Foundation
  • United Way
  • Winners Powerhouse
  • Women Resource Centers