First National Bank Announces Community Development Grants
First National Bank recently announced its final round of community development grant recipients for 2017, including the following grants awarded to organizations in the Lincoln area: $7,500 to Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties and $10,000 to City Impact. The grants support programs focused on educated workforce initiatives that will help strengthen individual core competencies and lead to improving personal economic self-sufficiency.
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties is a non-profit community-based organization that has been serving the low-income populations in Lancaster and Saunders Counties in Southeastern Nebraska since 1965. The grant from First National Bank will help to increase the financial well-being of individuals and families through matched savings opportunities for asset-specific purchases and financial education support.
City Impact empowers under-resourced communities through wholistic youth, family and neighborhood development. The grant from First National Bank will be used to promote literacy through one-on-one student and volunteer reading and tutoring in four low-income Title 1 elementary schools in the Lincoln area.
First National Bank awarded a total of $1.8 million in community development grants in 2017 to 104 organizations across its seven-state service area. With its final disbursement of grant funding for the year, First National Bank awarded $694,500 in community development grants to 32 organizations in Nebraska. Grants supporting Educated Workforce initiatives will enable a projected 6,726 individuals in Nebraska to move closer to self-sufficiency.