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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

With your ongoing support and generosity, the FirstLight Community Foundation was able to deliver fourteen (14) scholarships to deserving students. From UTEP to Yale, we are so excited to be part of their educational journey for our future leaders. Thank you to the El Paso, Ft. Bliss, and Las Cruces communities…you truly make a difference!

 

WHAT WE DO

We cultivate We partner with local schools, universities, trade and technical schools to provide financial in-person or virtual financial education.
We collaborate Through outreach programs, we work with community and non-profit organizations to build financial confidence
We empower Though grantmaking, member contributions, and the generosity of the community, we provide educational scholarships to our servicing school districts in El Paso, Ft. Bliss, and Las Cruces communities.

 

WHY WE DO IT—OUR MISSION

To elevate individual and community financial wellness.

Through our people, our community, and our industry partners, our Foundation wants to

  • cultivate new relationships
  • collaborate with students, administrators, business owners and nonprofits
  • empower our community to enrich their financial lives

We believe we have a social responsibility to elevate financial literacy/education efforts in our communities. We strive to:

  • Inspire social change via diversity, equity, and inclusion in what we do
  • Find new and alternative ways to promote financial education in our serving communities
  • Work with schools and nonprofits alike…being part of the discussion and framework to build our communities financial well-being.

MAKE A DONATION

You want to make a difference in your community? Your financial generosity makes a big difference in the lives of our future leaders. Make a donation today!

PARTNERSHIPS

The FirstLight Community Foundation partners with many organizations to assist with local financial literacy efforts. They include the following:

BALANCE Your path to financial fitness starts here with free financial guidance and services like webinars, counseling services, and online tools.
Member Financial Services Providing access to local, Financial Advisors to assist with insurance and investment strategies.
Military Saves A platform for service members and their families to assess their saving status.
Dollar Dog Kids Club Teach your children, ages 12 and younger, the value of saving money.
Cha-Ching! Teen Club Providing money topics and podcast for our young folks ages 13-17.
The Edge Financial services and resources for young adults from 18-24
BizKid$ Surrounding financial basics, the Foundation supports the BizKid$ Summer Camp for 4th - 8th graders in the El Paso area, as well as the BizKid$ Entrepreneurship Contest.

 

If you are a school administrator, business owner, or nonprofit organization, the Foundation can provide certified financial counselors, licensed financial advisors, or just high-energy team members to speak to your students, employees, or soldiers in your classroom or special event.  Contact us today @ communityfoundation@firstlightfcu.org.

 

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