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About Us

Setting a foundation for a better future.

A strong community takes contributions from every member in it. We're committed to doing our share.

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Our community commitment.

First Tech’s Community Engagement programs support efforts to dismantle barriers, eliminate gaps, and foster a more equitable future in the communities where we live and work. We direct our dollars and time to organizations that support the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators. Our partners provide programs and services for children and families, ensuring that children have the tools they need to learn, be healthy, and succeed. To learn more, please visit our most recent Annual Report.

Driven by our mission of people helping people, we have put together several recommendations of nonprofit organizations to support through donations and engagement. Visit our Community Resource page for more information.

Grants

We fund innovative solutions for children and their families. Our grants program focuses in two key areas: education and fundamental needs. Working with our community partners, our funding provides access to STEM education for underserved communities and fuels new programs to address our communities’ most urgent needs.

Learn more about our grant guidelines and application deadlines.

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We focus on helping underserved communities build the infrastructure and resources to think creatively, problem-solve and innovate—to succeed today and lead tomorrow. We target our support for education in three key areas:

  • Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • Early childhood literacy
  • Financial education

Hands lifting up heart icon Fundamental Needs

We support our communities’ essential needs – ensuring that children and families have access to the food, shelter, and healthcare they need to learn, grow, and thrive. We target support for fundamental needs in these three areas:

  • Hunger
  • Shelter
  • Community Health

Credit Unions for Kids

More than thirty years ago, First Tech helped found Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), a national movement benefiting children and families served at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This collaborative effort has been a catalyst for change; funding life-saving research, innovative technology and supportive care that ensure children have access to the best care possible when they need it most. First Tech employees and members annually give back to Credit Unions for Kids by volunteering, donating and holding fundraising events each summer, raising millions of dollars over the years for children in our communities.

Scholarships

For more than a decade, we’ve supported our members’ educational dreams through our scholarship program. Award recipients have used these funds to attend college, university, career and technical programs around the world, fueling their futures and supporting the next generation of our communities.

Learn more about our scholarship program.

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Employee giving.

First Tech encourages and supports its employees in their community engagement efforts. To amplify this work, First Tech offers the following employee benefits:

  • 16 Paid Volunteer Hours Per Employee
  • $1,000 Charitable Match Per Employee
  • $250 Volunteer Grant
  • $500 - $1,000 Nonprofit Leadership Grant

 

At First Tech’s corporate headquarters in Hillsboro, our community garden helps grow locally sourced produce that is donated to Centro’s Free Food Mercado, a free food pantry.

Season of Giving

We recognize that we can only give back because of you: our members, employees, and the local communities where we live and work. 


Every Season of Giving, we invite our employees, members, and the broader community to engage in the shared experience of volunteering and donating to causes they’re passionate about.

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