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C1st Foundation

Through its charitable investments, C1st helps enrich the lives of our membership and the communities we serve. Charitable giving focuses on education, community betterment, and the support of activities that involve and recognize the value of our members and employees.

Sponsorships and Donations

Guidelines for submission:

  • Applications must be submitted 6-8 weeks in advance.
  • Applications are reviewed monthly.  
  • Requests that clearly indicate an alignment with the Community 1st charitable giving priorities and make a strong business case for our involvement will likely receive greater attention.  
  • C1st member and/or employee involvement is important.
  • Request must be from a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • Minimum $100 per request.

C1st is unable to participate in activities that fall into the following categories:

  • Pass-through fundraising – i.e. donating to one entity which in turn donates the funds to another entity.
  • Funds for an endowment.
  • Events/sponsorships for churches, political organizations, labor groups, fraternal clubs, athletic clubs, social clubs, and competitive traveling teams.
  • Events to raise funds for individuals.

Sponsorship/Donation Application


Grants

Guidelines for submission:

  • Applications are reviewed quarterly (March, June, September, and December).
  • Grant givings must align with our charitable giving mission statement, including the following themes:
    • Financial Literacy / Education
    • Mental Wellness / Suicide Prevention
    • Community Betterment
  • C1st member and/or employee involvement is important.
  • Request must be from a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • Minimum $1,000 per request.

Grant Application