Whether providing low income lending solutions, funding for revitalization projects or providing financial education, we are committed to improving lives, removing barriers and helping our communities continually grow.
About Our Community Outreach
First National has a long history of strengthening and enriching the lives of our neighbors in the communities in which we live and work. For decades, we have provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people's lives every day.
Financial Education — Through programs such as First At Work and partnerships with Junior Achievement, First National Bank works with local employers and schools to introduce the concept of being “money smart” and delivers financial education services and tools throughout the community. As the “Official Bank of CSU” we have put together a series of financial education courses designed to improve financial literacy and understanding of the banking industry among college students by teaching topics such as Budgeting, Investing, and First Time Home Buying. We have also offered these courses to other groups and organizations that show an interest in improving their financial literacy.
In addition, our small business and mortgage teams take their expertise to the streets with advice and programs that both educate and benefit our customers.
Community Development – First in the Community means proactively building stronger and more stable local communities. With a focus on affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization and stabilization, small business development, and economic opportunity, First National Bank and its subsidiary First National Nebraska Community Development Corporation (CDC), are leaders in providing the capital necessary to ensure the economic success of our communities.
Community Development Grants and Investments — First National Bank awards grants to non profit organizations delivering community development programs and services that impact low-to-moderate income individuals, families, and communities. With the help of First National, prior grant recipients have constructed affordable housing, helped entrepreneurs start successful small businesses, and provided individuals with the training necessary to gain stable employment. Area organizations that have previously received a First National Community Development grant include:
- Rocky Mountain Innosphere – New Business Incubator
- Small Business Development Centers in Weld, Larimer, Adams, Boulder and Broomfield Counties
- Neighbor to Neighbor
- Broomfield Community Foundation
- Foothills United Way
- Thistle Housing and Funding
- Transitional House
- Boys & Girls Club
- United Way of Larimer, Weld and Boulder Counties
- New Dual Language School
- Accion NM-ZA-CO - Microlending program
- Colorado Enterprise Fund
Community Development Lending — First National believes we will be successful if our communities are successful. We’re proud to lend a helping hand to make our community a better place to live, work and play. This extension is shown through our support of various economic lending initiatives and our collaboration with local, state and federal agencies to create the funding to fulfill the needs of our community. Recently the Bank closed financing to Habitat for Humanity in Loveland in support of their latest lot development project. The Bank has also provided a credit facility where Habitat of Loveland can sell their mortgages to the bank, allowing Habitat to provide more mortgage financing to its clients. The Bank is actively pursuing opportunities to provide Community Development loans and lending services to all accredited nonprofits who provide services to low and moderate income communities.