The mission of the FirstLight Community Foundation is to elevate individual and community financial wellness. We do this by:
1) Cultivating partnerships with local schools/universities, trade and technical schools to provide in-person and virtual financial education
2) Collaborating through outreach programs--working with community and non-profit organizations to build financial awareness
3) Empowering through grantmaking and member contributions--providing educational scholarships to El Paso, Fort Bliss, and Las Cruces graduates
In 2021, the FirstLight Community Foundation received 439 scholarship applications--a 357% increase over prior year. And while we were able to provide 19 scholarships--we want to do more to assist with the educational journey of so many deserving youth and we need your help!
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.
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
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