Beloit, WI – Committed to helping its customer and community families during the global pandemic, First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) donated nearly $70,000 in COVID-19 specific programs in 2020 to support area non-profit organizations through several initiatives aimed at supporting individuals in need.
United Way COVID-19 Action Fund
In March 2020, FNBT was one of the first businesses to step up to donate $10,000 to the United Way’s COVID-19 Action Fund to help the United Way provide flexible resources to nonprofit programs in Rock County and northern Winnebago County that directly support vulnerable residents and families in the community.
FHLB Grant Programs
FNBT participated in two grant programs in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB). The FHLB offered grants for COVID-19 Relief to member institutions and the communities they serve. In June 2020, FNBT applied for the COVID-19 Relief Grant to support 20 neighborhood small businesses and nonprofits throughout the bank’s communities, each with $1,000. Later, the bank matched a second grant from the FHLB for the Targeted Impact Grant to benefit 4 area organizations. ACTS Housing, Habitat for Humanity of Green County, NeighborWorks Blackhawk Region, and YWCA Rock County were the recipients of the $35,000 grant in September 2020.
Employee Directed Donations
An Employee Directed Donation campaign in July 2020 provided FNBT employees an opportunity to select area organizations for the bank to support during this challenging time. A total of $2,500 was donated to more than 50 non-profit agencies through this initiative.
“Each of these programs provided critical support to our communities during a very difficult year,” said David McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer of FNBT. “I could not be more proud of our our employee family. The commitment to our local businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program and support of individual financial needs of varying levels; the commitment to each other during the bank’s core and digital system upgrade; as well as the commitment to our community family through giving and continued volunteerism shows that we live up to our mission of treating others like family. It has been a difficult year for everyone, but FNBT continues to do the right thing to help everyone succeed.”
For more information about FNBT’s commitment to its community family, visit www.bankatfirstnational.com/about-us to view the bank’s Community Report.
About First National Bank and Trust:
First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-focused, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust has grown to be a leading financial services institution offering products and services for consumers and businesses, as well as trust, retirement services, investment management, brokerage and insurance. We now serve nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. We treat our customers, employees, shareholders and communities like family, with a goal of helping all our families succeed. Providing Sound Advice and delivering an exceptional experience has positioned First National Bank and Trust as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit www.bankatfirstnational.com.