1st Financial Federal Credit Union Creates New Community Grant to Benefit the St. Louis Area

March 17, 2015- The Your Community 1st Grant program will give 1st Financial Federal Credit Union additional opportunities to support the St. Louis area through non-profit giving.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union created the Helping People 1st Grant in 2014 to make a positive impact on the St. Louis community.  1st Financial uses this program to work with 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that actively help the St. Louis area by providing resources for housing, financial literacy, job training, or education.

While the Helping People 1st has been a success, there are still many other deserving causes that need support from the community.  As a part of their vision of “helping our members achieve their financial dreams”, 1st Financial has created a new community giving program to help out a greater percentage of the St. Louis area. The “Your Community 1st Grant” will create new opportunities for supporting areas of need while showcasing the work these non-profits do in the region.

One member each quarter will receive a $500 donation from the credit union, to be used towards a need or organization that is doing work to help members of their community achieve personal or financial growth. (For example: Education, housing, financial literacy, etc.).  The member will work together with 1st Financial to decide how the funds could best be used to maximize the effect.

“We work hard to find our nonprofit organizations that are strategically helping with jobs, education, housing, and financial literacy and form amazing relationships because we want to strengthen the community,” said Tracy Verner, Brand Ambassador for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.  “The Helping People 1st Grant has given us wonderful opportunities to work for amazing causes.  This new program helps us develop new partnerships with passionate individuals who fill a need in the community.”

For more information about 1st Financial Federal Credit Union and the credit union difference, please visit www.1stfinancialfcu.org

(Featured in Photo: R to L- Nicole Alsop, Tracy Verner, Tanya Forsythe, Chantell Fisk, Dave Franke, Dan Goeke, Darcie Brand, Pa Johnson, Taylor Brookshire, and Gina Wright of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union)

Pictured from right to left: Nicole Alsop, Tracy Verner, Tanya Forsythe, Chantell Fisk, Dave Franke, Dan Goeke, Darcie Brand, Pat Johnson, Taylor Brookshire, and Gina Wright of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 30,000 members and nearly $200 million in assets, 1st Financial is a St. Louis metro area financial institution dedicated to helping members achieve their financial dreams. For over 45 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables 1st Financial to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.

Not a credit union member? If you live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri, you can open an account today with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. Visit www.TheBetterWayToBank.org for more information.

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