First National Bank’s corporate social responsibility and community outreach efforts focus on eight core elements which will help us to meet our goal of successful communities in all the places we operate. Independently each of these elements is an important component of a community, yet we realize they often impact one another. A community cannot have a strong local economy without an educated workforce; a neighborhood is not vibrant without stable housing and financially self-sufficient families; families cannot enjoy the cultural elements of their community without adequate income provided by a job. For a community to be successful, each one of these elements must be present, but also work in harmony with one another.

Stable Housing

Every family deserves a stable place to call home; a home that is safe, of quality, and affordable. Whether it is a house you own or an apartment you rent, stable housing is a foundation for well-being. To support stable housing, First National Bank provides support to affordable housing development, housing rehabilitation, specialized mortgage programs, homeownership education, and foreclosure prevention programs and services that primarily serve low-to-moderate income families and communities.

Bridge House
Crossroads Safehouse
Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)
Flatirons Habitat
Fort Collins Habitat
Funding Partners
Greeley Habitat
House of Neighborly Service
Loveland Habitat
Mile High Community Loan Fund
Northern Colorado Homebuyers Association
St. Vrain Habitat
Thistle Communities
Transitional House

Vibrant Neighborhoods

A vibrant neighborhood is one that is safe, promotes opportunities to engage with one another, is diverse and has character, and is aesthetically pleasing. Living in a vibrant neighborhood creates a sense of belonging and security, while living in a distressed neighborhood exacerbates the effects of poverty on educational achievement, economic prospects, and health. To promote and develop our neighborhoods, First National Bank targets our investments, grants, contributions, and sponsorships to key neighborhoods that are struggling the most.

Loveland Habitat
Flatirons Habitat
Fort Collins Habitat
Greeley Habitat
Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County
St. Vrain Habitat

Educated Workforce

Education is the ultimate equalizer; the rising tide that raises all ships. With an education in hand individuals are given an opportunity to work, earn a livable wage, support their families, and be financially self-sufficient. To ensure all of our communities have an educated workforce, First National Bank supports adult basic education, vocational and employability training, life skills education, and youth educational programs and supports such as afterschool programs and tutoring.

Community Foundation of Greeley and Weld
Boulder Housing Partners Foundation
Boys and Girls Club of Larimer
Boys and Girls Club of Weld
East Colorado Small Business Development Center
Greeley Dream Team
I have a Dream
Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain Inc
Outreach United Resource Center
Poudre School District Foundations
Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins
Salida del Sol Academy
Silver Creek Education Foundation
Student Recovery Program
Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools
Westminister Public School District

Strong Local Economies

A strong local economy is one that contains a variety of business types and sizes, producing an array of goods and services, and is home to stable employment, a good livable wage, encourages entrepreneurship, and is always growing. Effects of a good economy reverberate throughout all other community elements such as access to housing, a good neighborhood, positive health outcomes, and opportunities to experience culture. To contribute to the strength of our local economies and to help grow jobs, First National Bank invests in the strategies that create and grow local businesses through training, technical assistance, education, and microfinance.

Accion Colorado
BASE Camp
Better Business Bureau Foundation
BizWest
Boulder Chamber
Broomfield Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Enterprise Fund
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
Downtown Boulder Inc.
Downtown Fort Collins Business Association
Greeley Downtown Development Authority
Louisville Downtown Business Association
NOCOM
Northern Colorado Economic Alliance
Rocky Mountain Innosphere

Community Cohesion

A successful community is one that embodies the definition of community: a place of fellowship with others as a result of sharing culture, interests, and goals. A community provides unity among the things that bind us together. Members of a community support one another and encourage their success. To build community cohesion, First National Bank supports organizations, events, activities, and initiatives that are unique and important to our local communities and contribute to their success.

A Kids Place
CASA of Larmier County
Children First of the Rockies
Disabled Resource Services
Foothills Gateway
Forward Steps
Greeley Independence Stampede
Humane Society of Boulder
Larimer County Exhibition Hall
Left Hand Brewing Foundation
Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America
Northern Colorado United for Youth
Partners Mentoring Youth
Respite Care
Taste of Fort Collins
The Longmont Community Foundation
United Way
Longmont Recreation Services

Access to Culture

A successful community needs the basics of life, but also needs things for people to enjoy spending their time doing. Whether it is enjoying a day at the zoo, taking in a play, or attending a local sporting event, experiencing the culture our communities have to offer is what makes our communities unique and prosperous. To ensure our communities offer exciting, unique, and stimulating opportunities for its residents, First National Bank supports organizations that focus on enriching people’s lives through arts, culture, humanities and athletics.

Boulder County Arts Alliance
Colorado Eagles
Colorado State University
Flatiron Crossing Mall
Prospect Sound Bites

Good Health

A healthy population results in an economically successful community as a healthy population also costs its community less through decreased health insurance premiums and, in the case of low-income families, less frequency of unpaid emergency room visits. To support positive health outcomes, First National Bank provides support to organizations that are working to create access to health care services, make life more comfortable for the ill, and those that are working to find a cure to diseases.

Alzheimers Association
Food Bank for Larmier County
Homeless Gear
Longmont United Hospital Foundation
North Range Behavior Health
Northern Colorado Medical Center Foundation
Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies Foundation
TRU Community Care
Weld Food Bank
American Cancer Society

Sustained Environment

The communities we are a part of include the earth and air around us, and a successful community recognizes that their success will not be sustained without a stable environment. To sustain the environment, a community must engage in proactive efforts to decrease its negative impacts on the environment, and where possible, take strides in improving its physical environment.

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Arbor Day Foundation