Our Foundation was established in 2001 to honor the Bank’s 150th Anniversary. Since then, the First County Bank Foundation has awarded over 1,000 individual grants, worth over $7.5 million to local nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development, affordable housing and quality of life initiatives, and educational enrichment programs for families and children.
Our Standard Grant Application is quickly approaching its March 31st deadline. All grant requests are considered, with the average amount awarded in the range of $2,500 to $5,000. The priority areas of focus are programs that:
- Support community and economic development such as job skills training and placement, initiatives to promote independence and self-sufficiency, meeting food, clothing, health and shelter needs, senior services and family support programs.
- Increase the availability of affordable housing and programs that support quality of life including supportive and transitional housing, housing rehabilitation programs and first time homebuyer initiatives.
- Provide educational enrichment for families and children including mentoring programs, summer activities, funding for college classes and parenting classes.
In an effort to streamline the application process and make it easier to apply, we are pleased to announce our new online application. To apply for the Standard Grant, click here or visit the link below.