First Service Foundation

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Putting Our Community... FIRST!

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The First Service Foundation serves as an opportunity for the Credit Union, its members, and strategic partners to give back to the community.

Tax deductible donations to The First Service Foundation can be made securely online with PayPal.  You can complete your payment with just a few clicks.  Don't forget to include in the memo field where you prefer your donation to go:  (1) Children's Miracle Network or (2) Scholarships.

You can also make a contribution at any First Service branch office; or you can mail a check, made payable to:

First Service Foundation
c/o Treasurer
100 Main Street
Groveport, OH  43125

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First Service Federal Credit Union is proud to have established the First Service Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, for the benefit of Putting Our Community… FIRST!  

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First Service Federal Credit Union and its employees have a long history of giving back to the community. The philosophy of “people helping people” stretches beyond our membership and into the communities we serve. Over the years, First Service has been committed to supporting community, civic, educational, and human service organizations.

Employees at First Service are encouraged to support their communities by volunteering their time and talent. Many associates work with and serve on the boards of local charitable organizations, while others participate in events to raise funds for specific causes.

A total donation of over $17,000 was made to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus from the 2018 and 2019 events.  The Foundation has also awarded $2,000 college scholarships to 6 graduating high school seniors.

Funds from the First Service Foundation will typically provide support in one of these areas:

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Children's Miracle Network
to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH 
Education and Youth
college scholarships for graduating
high school seniors 

Kroger Community Rewards

We ask that you consider designating the First Service Foundation as the charity of your choice for the Kroger Community Rewards program. The NPO number for the Foundation is AY377.  After you're registered, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

  • Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with the First Service Foundation (search NPO# AY377) after you sign up.

If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

Foundation Scholarships

The First Service Foundation scholarship is available to graduating high schools seniors who plan on pursuing an associates or bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university. Applicants from high schools in the following counties are eligible to apply for the First Service Foundation scholarships: Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware, Union, Licking, Pickaway, Madison and Morrow. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 non-renewable scholarship that will be paid directly to the university the recipient attends. The recipient understands that the scholarship must be used for the 2020/2021 academic year; and if it is not used by that date, the scholarship is forfeited. Students will be selected based on the information the Foundation Scholarship Committee receives from all eligible applicants.
Deadline for application is Tuesday, April 30, 2021.  

Download a 2021 Scholarship Application