FirstLight Community Foundation
The mission of the FirstLight Community Foundation is to elevate individual and community financial wellness. The FirstLight Community Foundation provides financial literacy education to children in our community as well as scholarships to young adults in the El Paso, Ft. Bliss & Las Cruces communities. We do this by cultivating partnerships with local schools/universities, trade and technical schools to provide financial education; collaborating through outreach programs with community and non-profit organizations to build financial awareness; and empowering through grantmaking and member contributions to provide educational scholarships to El Paso, Fort Bliss, and Las Cruces graduates. Help us shine the light on Firstlight Community Foundation and the great work that we by donating to our cause.

Causes: Children and Youth, Education, Entrepreneurship

Scholarship Opportunities

A driving force behind the FirstLight Community Foundation is to provide financial opportunities to our local, graduating seniors. Whether a two or four-year program through college, a university, or technical school, our volunteers are motivated to raise funds and awareness to assist our future leaders. Through your generosity, the foundation asks for your continued support so we can enable our young leaders the the opportunities they deserve.

This year fifteen community scholarships and ten FirstLight Federal Credit Union dependent scholarships were awarded, for a total of twenty-five $1,000 dollar scholarships. The foundation increased its funding through fundraising efforts like El Paso Giving Day.

We extend the invitation to you so you help their dreams become a reality through a tax-deductible donation.

Financial Literacy / Education:

The FirstLight Community Foundation believes we have a social responsibility to elevate financial literacy and education efforts in our in El Paso, Ft. Bliss, and Las Cruces communities. We strive to:

  • incorporate social change via diversity, equity, and inclusion in what we do
  • find new and alternative ways to promote financial education in our respective communities
  • work with local schools, universities, trade schools, small businesses and nonprofits…being part of the discussion and framework to build our community financial literacy efforts

*The FirstLight Community Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity established to maximize philanthropic efforts benefitting education, community programs and charitable giving. If you itemize deductions on your federal tax return, you may be entitled to claim your donation to the FirstLight Community Foundation as a charitable deduction. Please consult your tax adviser. *