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First Service Foundation



Putting Our Community... FIRST!

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!  

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.

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

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

Please be sure to indicate in the memo field where you would like your donation to go.
Make a Donation
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


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 70804.  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# 70804) 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 is pleased to announce our first offering of scholarships in 2017.  The scholarships are available to graduating high schools seniors who plan on pursuing an associates or bachelors 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 2017/2018 academic year; and if it is not used by that date, the scholarship is forfeited. 

Two (2) students will be selected based on the information the Foundation Scholarship Committee receives from all eligible applicants.  Deadline for application is Friday, March 31, 2017.   

Download a 2017 Scholarship Application