We believe in giving back to our communities and neighbors because ultimately, if they’re healthy and thriving, so are we. Non-profit organizations support quality of life in the communities we serve, helping those in need, and giving shape to bold dreams, and noble causes.
We support the work of do-gooders, dream-makers, and care-takers every day. In an effort to promote and support the important work done by our non-profits, we’re upping the ante for this year’s Live First Community Grant program which will award a total of $25,000 to a project or cause that makes a difference within the community.
2019 Live First Community Giving Grant categories are as follows:
Grand Prize: $10,000
NEW this year! Rising Star: this grant is designed for new projects or non-profits, or existing non-profits with new initiatives in need of a little kick-start. Five winners will be selected from across our footprint to receive $2,000 each.
Fan Favorite: this grant of up to $1,000 each will be awarded based on the most votes from FIBT social media fans
Many of our customers and community members are already actively involved with great causes that could qualify for the Live First Community Giving Grant. Ideas could include:
Supporting animal shelter operations
Volunteering and buying supplies for a food bank
Updating playground equipment at a community park
Starting a community garden for growing vegetables
Purchasing a new piano for your local theater program
You can see the impact this program made for one of our previous winners here!
How to Apply:
If your organization is interested in applying for a Live First Community Giving Grant, please click here to apply between Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11:59 AM CST for instructions to submit your application and to see the Official Rules.
Applicants –visit the First International Bank & Trust Facebook page during the voting period and share your entry any time you want to remind your friends to vote. Just click “View Entries,” find your own entry and then Share. Don’t forget to spread the word! You can share on Social Media, send emails and ask your friends to do the same! Use #Livefirst in your social media posts!
How to Vote:
Click here to vote for an organization that applied for the Live First Community Giving Grant between Wednesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST and Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. Here you will see each organization that applied.
Please feel free to like, share and promote the Live First Community Giving Grant program on First International Bank & Trust’s Facebook page as we know many of our customers and community members are actively involved with non-profit organizations throughout our community.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Best of luck to all applicants – we look forward to hearing your ideas!