Being socially responsible is not an obligation, it is part of who we are. Since we opened our doors in 2004, we have invested more than $19 million in the form of donations, sponsorships, community development loans, and affordable housing investments to organizations and projects that are making a lasting difference in our communities. First Western Trust’s associates are involved with a number of nonprofits in our communities, donating their time to local organizations by serving on boards and advisory committees, as well as through direct volunteering.
Please read about our donation considerations and see if your organization may be a fit for First Western’s philanthropic efforts.
Our Philanthropic Pillars
In an effort to ensure our resources provide the most benefit, we conducted a materiality survey to understand the needs and interests of all of our stakeholders: our community members, associates, shareholders, and clients. With this input, we built our corporate social responsibility program and focused on three philanthropic pillars that our stakeholders felt were most relevant to our business and the community at large. Our three pillars are:
We recognize that the best way to help our communities prosper is to support the growth of a successful workforce and local businesses. By partnering with organizations dedicated to helping individuals build skills for the workplace and by fostering entrepreneurship, we help our communities grow stronger.
Art awakens creativity and fresh responses to thinking, feeling, and seeing. It can serve as an outlet and as inspiration. Unfortunately, in many communities, art education and access is extremely limited. We support organizations that help both local artists and also introduce children and adults to a broader cultural experience as a way to inspire new ideas and new ways of thinking.
Women & Girls
Studies have shown that when communities put money and time into women and girls, they achieve a multiplier effect with those women reinvesting in the community that helped support them. Even in our local cities, we see disparate gender statistics that need change. By working with organizations dedicated to self-sufficiency and education for women and girls, we seek to make a positive impact on our communities.
Request a Donation
We ask that those who request donation consider the following:
- Our focus is on organizations whose missions support one of our three pillars of philanthropy: Economic Development, The Arts, and Women & Girls.
- Consideration will not be given to organizations whose mission focus is abroad.
- Your organization must be a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit.
To learn more about our corporate social responsibility programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.