Our community involvement begins with the fundamental belief that as a member-owned financial cooperative we want to go beyond providing financial services. At Community, First we live and breathe the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People" and have a solid history of providing our time and resources in ways that help promote financial literacy, social well-being and improve the quality of life where our members live and work.
Sponsorships One of our largest community sponsorships is as the title sponsor for the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Festival of Races. This family-friendly event promotes wellness and provides a variety of races and activities for more than 7,000 annually. Service At Community First, our employees join in our commitment to community involvement by donating their time to volunteer for numerous charities and organizations throughout the communities we serve. In 2016, our employees provided almost 18,000 volunteer hours to 473 causes or organizations.
Leadership Many employees of Community First share their knowledge, expertise and experience and help lead charitable and non-profit organizations as a member of the board of directors or governing committee.
Financial Support Community First Credit Union has a strong track record of providing financial support to local organizations and fundraising events. In 2016, we partnered with members to contribute almost $1 million in financial support to help build strong communities!
Arts and Culture Clipper City Chordsmen Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Fox Cities Rotary Multicultural Center Fox Valley Symphony Paine Art Center & Arboretum Paper Industry Hall of Fame Rahr-West Art Museum The Trout Museum of Art Waupaca Arts Board White Heron Chorale Wildwood Film Festival
Basic Needs Community Clothes Closet COTS, Inc. Fox Valley Warming Shelter Freedom House Habitat for Humanity Mission of Hope - New London Neenah-Menasha Emergency Society Rebuilding Together Fox Valley United Way U.S. Venture Open Fund for Basic Needs
Civic and Community Appleton Area Jaycees - Fourth of July Fireworks Appleton Breakfast Rotary Club Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Appleton Rotary Foundation, Inc. Celebrate DePere Community Benefit Tree Celebrating Our Volunteers Darboy Kiwanis Chicken Fest DePere Chamber of Commerce Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Fox Valley Humane Association Friends of Citizens Park Recreation Center Future Neenah, Inc. Greenville Fire Department Greenville Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept. Red Smith Dinner Hatten Stadium Foundation Heart of the Valley Chamber Heckrodt Wetland Reserve Kimberly Paperfest Kiwanis Club of Grand Chute - West Fest Manitowoc Economic Development Corporation Mosquito Hill Nature Center Neenah Animal Shelter Neenah Rotary Club Neenah-Menasha Kiwanis New London Area Chamber of Commerce New London Parks & Recreation New North, Inc. Nichols Advancement Association Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Oshkosh Inclusive Park Project Outagamie County Dairy Promotion Seymour Historical Society Thompson Community Center Town of Menasha - Fritse Park Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin, Inc. Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region
Health and Human Services American Cancer Society American Heart Association American Red Cross ARC Fox Cities CAP Services Chaps Academy, Inc. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services Community First Fox Cities Marathon Community Hospice Foundation Fox Valley Sibling Support Network Freedom Life Skills Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Center March of Dimes Miracle League Fox Valley National MS Society Pacesetters Running Club, Fox Cities Sexual Assault Crisis Center Special Olympics - Polar Plunge Sole Burner St. Elizabeth Hospital The Samaritan Counseling Center
Youth and Education Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley De Pere Girls Softball Association Einstein Middle School Artist in Residence Program Fox Valley Technical College Junior Achievement Manitowoc Soccer Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA - Strong Kids NAMI Fox Valley Quarry Quest Rawhide Boys Ranch Shiocton Summer Sports UW-Fox Valley Foundation YMCA of Green Bay - Strong Kids YMCA of the Fox Cities - Strong Kids Youth-Go, Inc.