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CRA Community First Awards

The First Bank Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Community First Awards Program recognizes our employees’ service contributions to CRA-qualified organizations. Community First Awards are earned by volunteering time towards CRA-qualified activities supporting one of the following criteria for low-to-moderate-income individuals:

  • Affordable housing 
  • Community services
  • Economic development 
  • Revitalization

Awards have three levels of recognition: 

  • Gold (100 hours or more of volunteer service)
  • Silver (50 to 99 hours of service)
  • Bronze (25 to 49 hours)

In honor of their outstanding volunteer spirit in 2019, 40 First Bank employees company-wide received First Bank CRA Community First Awards. Bank-wide (Missouri, Illinois, and California), these 40 recognized employees spent 4,058 hours volunteering in their communities. They showed a passion and spirit for giving that only comes from the heart.