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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.

2016 Accomplishments

  • Originated community development loans of over $92 million dollars
  • Performed over 7,000 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:

     
 St. Louis Zoo Logo      

St. Louis Zoo - Children of all ages enjoy a day at the zoo. First Bank wants to help continue this tradition with its ongoing support of the St. Louis Zoo. Since 2000, First Bank has been an ongoing supporter of the St. Louis Zoo with gifts, sponsorship's, promotions, and volunteerism. First Bank is proud to be a part of this outstanding organization that positively impacts so many lives through exhibit programs.

Find out more about the St. Louis Zoo and “Why Zoos Matter” to all of us.

 
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.

First Bank, along with other sponsors, is able to provide these financial education programs offered through JA Biztown at low, reasonable costs to school districts.
 
 Greater St. Louis Honor Flight Logo   Honor Flight - First Bank is a proud sponsor of the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight (GSLHF) program. In 2015, First Bank 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 158 volunteer hours in 2015 serving on the Board, co-chaired the Leaders Build Day Committee, and assisted in securing funds for ongoing build projects.

 

       

Strategic Partnerships to Serve Our Clients – and the Communities We Serve – Better:

     
MSCPA Logo       Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants – Established in 1909, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA), a premier professional development organization, is dedicated to serving the professional needs of certified public accountants. In turn, these CPAs are better able to serve the needs of individuals and businesses within the community.

In an effort to further strengthen our network and affiliations to serve you even better, First Bank is now the proud partnering bank of the MSCPA.

Learn more about the professional advantage the MOCPA provides its member network.

Ways We Give Back

  • Loans
  • Investments
  • Sponsorships
  • Donations
  • Affordable housing program participation
  • Teaching financial literacy

Organizations We Support

We supported these organizations in 2016:

  • Bank On Programs
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Child Welfare Services
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Junior Achievement
  • Kiwanis
  • Lions Club
  • Literacy Council
  • Local Schools
  • Local Food Pantries
  • Operation Food Search
  • Operation Hope-Banking on Our Future
  • Rotary Clubs
  • St. Louis Book Fair
  • St. Louis Equity Fund
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior Services and Education
  • Special Olympics
  • Toys for Tots Foundation
  • United Way
  • Volunteer Tax Assistance Programs
  • Women Resource Centers

 

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