Strengthening local nonprofits
First Foundation’s services goes well beyond Banking and Private Wealth Management. We strive to lead our industry by sharing our unique skills, time, and talents to invest in the nonprofit community. At First Foundation, we seek to support the communities in which we work and live.
The community impact work being done at First Foundation aligns to four core principles that allow us to focus our resources on projects which allow our employees to share their knowledge and skills.
- We focus on maintaining and building Affordable Housing in communities in the most need.
- We partner with organizations that invest in the success of emerging Entrepreneurs who will help transform communities.
- We bring Financial Literacy training to individuals and communities.
- We support organizations that serve Underserved Youth in our communities.
Making an Impact – 2019 Year in Review
Supporting Our Communities
Supporting Our Communities is our charitable contribution partnership. In 2019, we selected 10 nonprofits that aligned with our philanthropic mission and have established a long term connection to First Foundation through our employees.
Our partnerships are multi-faceted. They include a grant from First Foundation, employee service hours, and personal in-kind training from our executives and other business leaders to help the nonprofit improve their business, increase fundraising goals, board strategy and other in-kind professional services.
For information on our grant process, please visit our Focus on Giving.
First Foundation Awards $250,000 to Nonprofits through Its Revamped ‘Supporting Our Communities’ Program
Selected nonprofits are presented a grant for strengthening their organizational and fundraising capacity as well as community development initiatives.
Our Community Partners
Imperial Valley Food Bank
Serving Our Kids
Monkey Business Café
First Foundation Bank is committed to helping meet the credit needs within the communities we serve. It is our desire to extend credit, invest and participate in community development programs designed to meet the needs of all community members, including those in low and moderate-income areas.
Community Impact Team
With the guiding principle that giving is more than just writing a check, our community impact team ensures our giving efforts are strategic and meaningful to the organizations and causes they support.