To help youth and families in the El Paso and Las Cruces communities improve their lives by achieving financial independence. The FirstLight Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that was founded in 2015, when our Board of Directors and Management team at FirstLight wanted to do more for and give back to our underserved communities. Through strategic analysis, the decision was made to incorporate financial literacy and scholarships as a focus for our foundation, in order to help the youth and families achieve financial independence.
Receiving a college education is an essential piece to help our youth in their quest to become resourceful and productive members of our community. As part of its central focus, the FirstLight Community Foundation offers a Scholarship Program that aims to provide college scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors.
Since the FirstLight Community Foundation is in its infancy stage, we are tasked with the opportunity to build it from the ground up with solid funding, principles, and goals that will sustain this charitable organization for many years to come.
We extend the invitation to you to join us in this journey as we strive for excellence in financial education and to help us forge the way for students in our underserved communities. In an effort to help dreams become a reality, the FirstLight Community Foundation would like to appeal to your generosity in the form of a tax-deductible donation.
As we grow as a local philanthropy, we will ensure that we recognize our supporters at every opportunity that presents itself and that we make it known that we could not achieve our level of success without your generous support.
Check back January 2021 for Scholarship Opportunities!
The FirstLight Community Foundation believes that it has a social responsibility to play a vital role in the overall financial capability of the communities in which it serves. The reasons for focusing on Financial Literacy, and especially to underserved populations, include:
The FirstLight Community Foundation also partners with other organizations, to offer more local financial literacy initiatives.