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Success means giving.
We focus on five key areas for Community Development:
Access to Bank Services

We are proud to support local initiatives to help unbanked and underbanked residents. First Financial continues to expand access to financial services by providing low- and moderate-income communities with new banking centers, convenient surcharge-free ATMs and easier ways to manage finances digitally.

Lending in the Community

 We believe community banks play a critical role in keeping our local economies vibrant and strong. First Financial has provided loans to individuals, businesses and agencies for over 150 years. By providing financial resources for lending needs, we are able to help our communities attract new businesses and support local revitalization efforts.

 

Investing in the Community

 First Financial is committed to collaborating with non-profit agencies that serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families. We support these vital community organizations through financial investments, in-kind services, sponsorships and donations. We contribute financially to organizations that focuson providing affordable housing, home mortgages and job creation programs.

Volunteerism

We believe that together we will enhance economic opportunities and build stronger neighborhoods which stabilize the foundation for economic growth and development. Through volunteerism our associates take active roles in strengthening the communities where they live and work. First Financial coordinates volunteer efforts with local agencies in all of our markets and offers 8 hours of paid time off for our associates to volunteer for and support their causes.

Education

To help build financial confidence, we offer educational workshops that teach individuals and entrepreneurs how to maintain long-term financial stability through enhanced money management skills and positive banking relationships. The personal finance curriculum spans all age demographics and topics including saving, investing, borrowing basics, setting financial goals and preventing financial exploitation. The small business programs address critical topics for first-time business owners and include banking services, insurance, organizational structure, risk management and time management.

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First Financial Bank is committed to sharing its resources with organizations that support our funding priorities and that serve our market communities in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio.  Organizations seeking funding support must be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit delivering services in one or more of the target areas in First Financial Bank’s footprint. 

Grants and sponsorships are designated to support programs, operating funds, or capital projects in three specific areas: 

Economic Development: 
Enhancing economic vitality through assistance to small business incubators and community economic development groups. First Financial Bank supports nonprofit organizations that serve low-and moderate-income neighborhoods by improving living and working conditions. Support is given to organizations that help stabilize communities, eliminate blight and attract and retain businesses and residents to the community.

Education:
Increasing financial literacy for all ages and educational opportunities, specifically for the economically disadvantaged. We support projects whose outcomes can improve the public’s ability to achieve personal and household financial well-being.

Neighborhood Development:
Revitalizing neighborhoods through development of affordable housing and supportive services provided by community development organizations. We are committed to providing support to organizations that give counseling and services to help these individuals maintain their housing stock; offer transitional housing units and programs; and/or offer credit counseling assistance to individuals, helping them to prepare for homeownership.

We're proud to give back to the communities
in which we live and serve.

In accordance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), First Financial Bank is required to maintain and, upon request, make available for public inspection a complete CRA Public File, which includes information about the Bank's branch and ATM locations, our products and services, regulatory performance evaluations of our record of meeting community credit needs, and other information.

Interested parties can request to review the data provided at any of our banking centers. In addition, if a document hard copy is needed, a request can be made by emailing CommunityDevelopment@bankatfirst.com

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