Charitable Giving

First Federal Bank’s mission is to create a better financial future by investing in our customers, employees and communities—so we can all prosper together. This mission statement is the framework we use to achieve our philanthropic objectives. As a mutual bank, we share our success with our local communities by giving back to non-profit organizations and educational institutions that address vital needs, such as community & economic development, education & youth activities, arts and culture, and health & human services. The Bank directs giving to areas that positively impact the future success of communities, with preference given to projects that will impact a large number of individuals over an extended period of time. In certain situations, the Bank will support projects that have a national or international reach. The following are the four primary focus areas that will be considered:

Community & Economic Development:

  • Financial Literacy & Homeownership Education
  • Transitional Housing and Affordable Housing Development

Education & Youth Programs:

  • Programs supporting underserved populations in K-12 and post-secondary opportunities

Arts & Culture:

  • Programs that provide cultural opportunities to underserved populations through theatrical, musical, or visual arts organizations
  • Organizations that preserve and spread cultural legacies

Health & Human Services:

  • Programs addressing hunger, homelessness, and emergency services
  • Local healthcare organizations or local chapters of national organizations

Please submit a letter of inquiry to Stacy Purvis, Community Development Officer. This should include a brief history and mission statement of the organization, funding request, project description, and target audience. In addition, include the 501c3 designation letter and a list of potential volunteer opportunities (if applicable).

First Federal Bank will NOT provide funding for the following types of requests:

  • Organizations without a nonprofit status
  • Political organizations, candidates, or campaigns
  • Lobbying groups
  • Sponsorships/donations for the purpose of an individual
  • Solicitations received that discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin


Community Blood Center

Learn more about the Community Blood CenterA generation of Kansas Citians has grown up with Community Blood Center. They know if they, or someone they love needs blood in an emergency, Community Blood Center will make sure it's there. That's what Community Blood Center does.


Click to visit Hillcrest Transitional HousingHillcrest Transitional Housing

Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers homeless families, singles & youth a disciplined educational program within a caring, supportive environment. Hillcrest's primary objective is to move clients from homelessness to self-sufficiency within 90 days by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve.

Visit Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing organization founded on the conviction that everyone should have a decent, safe, affordable place to live. With more than 1,400 local U.S. affiliates and over 70 national organizations around the world, they have helped build and repair over 1 million homes and have served over 5 million people since 1976.

Visit Rebuilding Clay County
Rebuilding Clay County

Bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need. Their goals are to: eliminate substandard housing and deplorable living conditions, create safer living environments by improving accessibility, help people stay in their homes and avoid homelessness, and enable senior adults to stay in their homes for as long as possible.

Visit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude's Children's Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family's ability to pay

Visit the American Cancer Society

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides walks are hosted by the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. The 3 to 5-mile walks unite communities with a shared determination to create a world free from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.

Visit the Bright Futures Fund
Bright Futures Fund

The Bright Futures Fund works to build new foundations of education and faith by helping students in need receive a Catholic Education.

Visit Donnelly College

Donnelly College

Donnelly College is a Catholic institution of higher education that seeks to provide education and community services with personal concern for the needs and abilities of each student, especially those who might not otherwise be served.

Visit Kids TLCKids TLC

Kids TLC provides children with a continuum of care through innovative and successful psychiatric residential treatment, outpatient behavioral health, homeless outreach for teens, autism and parent support programs. Services are focused on evidence-based therapies and trauma-informed care, with a strong emphasis on family wellness and preserving the family unit.

Visit CCVI Trolley RunCCVI

For more than 60 years, the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired has been preparing blind and visually impaired children for success in the sighted world.

Visit HarvestersHarvesters

Harvesters is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children's homes and others.


The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a national leader in the areas of rescue, adoption and welfare and has worked tirelessly for over 150 years to put an end to animal abuse and neglect.

Visit Arts KCArts KC

Arts KC promotes, supports, and advocates for the arts. A nonprofit organization serving the five-county region of Clay, Platte, and Jackson counties in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

Visit Catholic Charities

Outpace Poverty Catholic Charities

Inspired by the Gospel Mandate, Catholic Charities transforms lives and communities through hope-filled care, services and advocacy.

Visit El CentroEl Centro

El Centro of Kansas City's mission is to strengthen communities and improve lives of Latinos and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities.

Visit Healing HouseHealing House

The mission of the Healing House is to provide support and education for grieving children, their caregivers and the Acadiana community.

Visit Friends of KC Animals
Friends of KC Animals

Friends of KC Animals is a charity that helps homeless and needy animals in the Kansas City area. It advocates for humane policies, educates the public on responsible pet ownership, works to keep struggling families with their loved animals, and acts to reduce the homeless pet population.

Visit Sleepyhead BedsSleepyhead Beds

Sleepyhead Beds improves the quality of life for children and their families by providing clean, recycled beds and bedding. They also contribute to the health and environment of our community by sanitizing beds and keeping them out of landfills.


Credit & Homeownership Empowerment Services, Inc. is a HUD Certified, nonprofit, public benefit organization, dedicated to empowering low to moderate income individuals and families with the knowledge and confidence necessary for long-term financial & homeownership success.

Visit Urban Financial Services LeagueUFSC

Urban Financial Services Coalition strives to be the pre-eminent financial services organization that provides professional development programs, supports educational advancement, and promotes economic empowerment for its members and minority communities at large.

Visit Sisters Servants of MarySisters, Servants of Mary

The Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick, consecrated as we are to the service of God and the Church, aspire after perfect charity, following Christ through the practice of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience, living community and dedicating ourselves for the love of God to the diligent and gratuitous care of the sick, preferably in their homes, seeing in them Christ Himself: "I was sick and you visited me" (Mt. 25,36).


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