First Financial Bank has committed $1.7 billion over 5 years to continue the long history of investing in local communities.
The Community Investment Plan with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, will fund lending and community investments, open eight new banking centers in low- to moderate-income communities, increase philanthropy and establish an advisory board for governance over the term of the plan.
The goals and objectives of the plan are well aligned with the bank’s current ALIVE strategy which focuses on providing Access to banking services, Lending in the community, Investing in the community, and Volunteerism, specifically focused on Financial Education.
ACCESS TO BANK SERVICES
LENDING IN THE COMMUNITY
INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY
To support the efforts around our commitments, First Financial is working with National Community Reinvestment Coalition to establish an advisory board. The advisory board will provide oversight and accountability to the plan, as well as technical and strategic advice regarding community development efforts. Together, we will define the work the bank will do to support, engage and strengthen local neighborhoods and small businesses.
Please read the full press release (link to National Community Reinvestment Coalition announcement) and merger announcement