Supporting Our Communities
We are looking to work collaboratively with worthy causes to help them grow and sustain their growth. Assisting with fundraising, donor cultivation, board building, development of critical policies and protocols, organizational planning, and best practices for cash management and investment policies, procedures, and strategies. In addition, we are looking for opportunities to support programs and services focused on low- to moderate-income individuals and communities.
Two Types of Grants Offered
1. Organizational & fundraising capacity grant
2. Community development grant
Organizational & fundraising capacity grant recipients receive:
The Supporting Our Communities initiative will offer two grant opportunities in 2018 for approximately 40 nonprofit organizations
Each organization will receive up to $5,000. In the previous five years, cash grants and consulting services valued over $2.5 million have been distributed to nonprofits in our service areas.
Priorities will be given to organizations that:
- Serve low– and moderate-income individuals of all ages.
- Where we can share our expertise in financial literacy and economic self-sufficiency.
- Serve our veterans.
- Focus on development assistance and lending solutions for small businesses.
- Partner to support the creation of affordable housing and the sustainability of safe, clean and desirable neighborhoods and programs that enhance the quality of life for residents in communities that First Foundation serves.
First Foundation Provides $128,000 to Its 2018 ‘Supporting Our Communities’ Award Recipients
Selected nonprofits are presented a grant for strengthening their organizational and fundraising capacity as well as community development initiatives.
Helping local nonprofits strengthen their organizations and empower their worthy pursuits
Meet our 2018 Supporting Our Communities grant recipients
After-School All-Stars Hawaii
Alzheimer's Association (Orange County Chapter)
Boys & Girls Club of Placer County
Center for the Pacific Asian Family
City Team Oakland
Communities In Schools of Nevada
Dan Eldon Foundation/Creative Visions
Feeding Hawaii Together
Girls Incorporated of Orange County
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
John F Kennedy Memorial Foundation
Junior League of San Diego
Kitchens for Good
La Maestra Community Health Centers
Los Angeles Christian Health Centers
Orange County Rescue Mission
Placer Community Foundation
Serving Our Kids
Teach For America - Hawai`i
Through the Looking Glass
Working Wardrobes for a New Start
YWCA Pasadena/Foothill Valley
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.