First Financial Bank and the First Financial Foundation have provided $47,500 in grants to organizations in the Columbus area, teaming up with community groups to create positive change in the areas of workforce development and education, and neighborhood development, with a particular emphasis on low-income communities.
In the Columbus area, First Financial provided grants to Bartholomew County Library Associates, Court Appointed Advocates for Children, Foundation for Youth of Bartholomew County, Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center and Southern Indiana Housing and Community Development Corporation.
“We are so grateful to First Financial Bank in partnership with CREA for providing seed funding for our project,” said Therese Miller, executive director for Advocates for Children. “We look forward to enhancing the financial literacy of foster youth, and to helping each young person take another positive step toward a healthy and stable future.”
Throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, First Financial’s 2023 Annual Grant Campaign is providing $510,000 to 66 organizations.
“Our work to help communities thrive and grow often takes the form of collaboration with strong local organizations and projects such as these, and I’m confident that our work together will deliver a powerful lift to the neighborhoods, towns and cities we serve,” said Roddell McCullough, chief corporate responsibility officer for First Financial Bank.