We focus on five key areas for Community Development:
ACCESS TO BANK SERVICES
LENDING IN THE COMMUNITY
INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY
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.
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.
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.