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About Community First Cares Foundation

Founded in 2013 by Community First Credit Union, the Community First Cares Foundation was created to support non-profit organizations in Northeast Florida and serves to fund projects that improve financial literacy, education systems, health and wellness and underserved needs.

Meet the Foundation Board and Staff Members
 

Roger Rassman

Roger Rassman

Board Chair

 

Tracy Mann - Vice Chair

Tracy Mann

Vice Chair

 

Sam Inman

Treasurer

 

Susan Verbeck

Secretary

 

John Hirabayashi

Board Member

 

Cheryl Grymes - Board Member

Cheryl Grymes

Board Member

 

Missy Peters

Executive Director

 

About Community First Credit Union

Our Credit Union proudly supports the First Coast community through volunteerism, environmental sustainability and financial leadership. We believe our members and employees play a vital role in fostering the success and future of our members and play a vital role in fostering the success and future of our institution. Our commitment to this belief is expressed in our core values.

Collaboration

Employees are the foundation of our success. We believe in teamwork and support one another in a helpful, friendly environment. We appreciate each other and value diversity, because we know that a broad range of perspectives generates the best solutions and helps to build consensus.

Commitment to Members

Members are the focus of our credit union. We improve members' lives by providing quality products and services with dedication, energy and care. We are attentive and responsive to all member concerns.

Community Focus

We place a special emphasis on activities that improve financial education, enhance the quality of our educational system, upgrade the health and welfare of our community and help citizens advance their standard of living by adopting sound financial practices.

Continuous Improvement

We strive for excellence in everything we do—always seeking to improve quality service. We are committed to creating the best solutions, individually and as an organization, and we have a strong desire to learn and improve.

Creating Trust

Our success is based on the unwavering integrity of our employees. We are trustworthy, loyal and responsible. We treat one another, as well as members, community leaders and partners, with dignity and respect.

Creativity and Innovation

We constantly seek new and better ways to improve products, service delivery channels and the overall member experience.

Grant Recipient: Monique Burr Foundation

Monique Burr Foundation Teen Safety Matters Program

A new program, MBF Teen Safety Matters™, was recently launched by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children to prevent child abuse and bullying among teen-agers. 

Poverty is a silent epidemic in our schools, and many issues with attendance and academics are directly related to students not having clean clothes, shoes that fit, or the supplies they need to be successful in school. Students want to feel good about themselves when they come to school, and we want to help them have everything they need to learn. We could not have opened our first on-site classroom-sized Giving Closet without this funding and volunteer support.

Jennifer Smith, DCPS teacher and Founder of The Giving Closet Project.

Community First Cares

637 N Lee St. (P.O. Box 2600)
Jacksonville, FL 32232

Phone: (904) 371-8090

Email: [email protected]

Have a Special Project?

The Community First Cares Foundation supports projects that place a special emphasis on activities that improve financial literacy, enhance the quality of our educational system, upgrade the health and welfare of our community and help the underserved citizens improve their quality of life.  We offer funding to help our community partners implement these initiative right here on the First Coast.