Giving Back to the Community

As a privately owned community bank, First Bank has been focused on the local community and meeting the needs of our neighbors for over 65 years. We have developed a bank-wide culture of caring by giving our time, talent and resources as well as financial education and charitable contributions.

 

Community Involvement

We share in your vision to shape, define and strengthen local non-profits. Our directors, officers and staff give their time, talent and expertise by serving on the boards and committees of local non-profit organizations. In 2019, our Directors, Officers and Staff collectively volunteered over 3,500 hours and we distributed nearly 5% of our net income to 168 different non-profit organizations throughout Lake and Cook Counties.

Community Outreach

We have made a commitment to supporting non-profit organizations throughout Lake and Cook Counties. Due to our charitable contributions, event sponsorships, volunteer efforts and financial education we are building relationships with community leaders. By working together, we support and help those in need and strengthen our community.

Community Grant and Sponsorship Requests

First Bank does it's best to meet the needs of our community and surrounding neighbors however, it is not always possible to fulfill each request. By completing an application you are not guaranteed to receive funds or sponsorship. The Community Outreach Coordinator will follow up with you once a decision has been made.

Grant Requests

Thank you for your interest in applying for a First Bank grant. Grants are donations tied to a specific project that have a measurable impact on the organization or community. Typically, organizations request grants to cover specific programming that enhances their services.

Completing the application to the best of your ability is the first step to gaining support for your charitable project or program. Decisions will be made based upon the information provided so please include as much detail as possible. Also be sure to attach all supporting documentation and allow four to six weeks for First Bank to process your request.

APPLY FOR GRANTS

Event Sponsorship Requests


Thank you for your interest in applying for a First Bank event sponsorship donation. Sponsorships can range from being the title sponsor of an event benefiting a local non-profit program to providing an ad for a program book. Typically, funds raised through sponsorships tend to help support an organization’s general fund or “bottom line.”

Completing the application to the best of your ability is the first step to gaining support for your charitable project or program. Decisions will be made based upon the information provided so please include as much detail as possible. Also be sure to attach all supporting documentation and allow four to six weeks for First Bank to process your request.

APPLY FOR SPONSORSHIP

Financial Education


In 2011, First Bank developed and piloted the Junior Banking Ambassador program. The mission of the program is to educate children on fiscal responsibility through engaging and interactive activities in which students can provide peer to peer lessons taught with guidance from the First Bank staff. The curriculum used for this program, Money Smart for Young Adults, was developed by the FDIC.

For more information, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Amanda Santi, asanti@firstbankhp.com.

 

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