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Supporting Our Communities

A dedicated initiative designed to help local nonprofits strengthen their organizations and empower their mission. Nonprofits receive community development support and fundraising and organizational capacity building. We focus our efforts on making an impact in the following areas that we are passionate about: 

Affordable Housing

Finding ways to provide shelter and safety to solve an issue facing our communities

Entrepreneurship

Supporting those that use business and creative intellect to empower communities

Financial Literacy

Educating on key topics related to one’s financial journey

Underserved Youth

Providing support early in life to help set up for future success

Focused on doing good

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Families Forward

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American Red Cross

Supporting disaster relief efforts in Hawaii
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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.

Grantmaking Focus

First Foundation invests exclusively in programs of social impact that furnish direct services in Affordable Housing, Economic and Community Development. Priorities will be given to nonprofit organizations that:

  • Serve low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.
  • Enable us to share our expertise in financial literacy and economic self-sufficiency. 
  • Focus on development assistance and lending solutions for small businesses.

On top of a monetary contribution grant recipients receive pro bono consulting services such as:

Strategic planning
We develop strategic plans that help build a long-term plan
Board development
Our team works closely to build strong Boards who can make an impact
Investment advisory
We can review or create investment policies that address the unique needs of the nonprofit
Interactive workshops
We can lead workshops and seminars to educate and engage the team

Potential grantees will be invited to apply in early summer 2020. The announcement is expected by early Fall 2020.

Sponsorships

Our Nonprofit Giving Program includes our community giving efforts related to sponsorships. Our contributions are designed to be strategic and impactful and reflect our institutional values: Listen and respect, collaborate and innovate, and serve with purpose. 

These are evaluated on a case by case basis. Preference is given to organizations that have a long standing or mission aligning relationship with FF, the involvement of the employee/s with the organization, and the ROI for the bank. For consideration contact your local business partner.

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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.

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Deposit and loan products offered by First Foundation Bank, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

Investment and Advisory Services provided by First Foundation Advisors, an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor. Trust Services and Insurance Services are offered through First Foundation Bank. First Foundation Insurance Services license number #0H38553.

Investment, Insurance, and Advisory Products and Services:

  • ARE NOT FDIC INSURED
  • ARE NOT BANK GUARANTEED
  • MAY LOSE VALUE
  • ARE NOT A DEPOSIT
  • ARE NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY