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Live First Community Giving 2024

Voting now open!

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We’ve entered the social media voting phase of our Ninth Annual Live First Community Giving Campaign. More than 225 charitable and community organizations have applied for awards of up to $63,000. View all of the submissions here.

Use the Facebook photo gallery linked above to vote for your favorite organizations. Organizations will be awarded the Social Media Star award based on the most likes on each organizations original photo on the FIBT Facebook page.

Who is eligible?

Any organization benefiting the communities served by First International Bank & Trust. This includes non-profit organizations, community groups, classroom initiatives, etc. If you can demonstrate value to the community, you can apply for a Live First Community Grant!

What’s at stake?

Grand Prize: One grant of $20,000.

Rising Star: Up to six grant winners will be selected from across our footprint to receive $3,000 each. This grant is designed for supporting a new non-profit organization or new initiatives from an existing non-profit that need a little kick-start.

Category Winners: Up to one winner from each of our 11 applicant categories will be selected to receive $2,000 each. Categories are chosen by the FIBT Marketing Team based on the organization or project's main purpose and include:

  • Critter Crusaders (organizations that help animals)
  • Allies of the Arts and Culture (organizations that focus on arts)
  • Wellness Warriors (organizations that promote health and wellbeing)
  • Hearts and Minds (organizations that focus on education)
  • Hope in Housing (organizations that offer help & support with housing)
  • Feeding the Community (organizations that provide food-based services)
  • Accessibility Champion (organizations that empower people with disabilities)
  • Support & Security (organizations that support at-risk individuals)
  • Family-Friendly (organizations that support families)
  • Nature League (organizations that support parks and natural spaces)
  • Safety Society (organizations that respond to emergencies and keep our communities safe)

Social Media Star: Three grants of $1,000 each will be awarded based on the most likes on each organization’s original photo on the FIBT Facebook page.

How can I get involved?

Go to our First International Bank & Trust Facebook page now through April 24th at Noon CST to support your favorite organization or project. Watch our FIBT social media channel for links, details, and more information on how you can support your chosen organization.

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