Commitment to Community
Here at First Utah Bank we believe that community is a critical part of who we are and what we do. As a locally owned and operated Bank, we take pride in actively participating in the development of a strong and vital community. We demonstrate our commitment in several different ways:
- By encouraging employees to give back by volunteering their time and talent to support non-profit agencies;
- By actively participating in community projects such as food drives, fund-raising efforts, and others that allow us to make an impact in tangible ways;
- By providing free seminars to enhance attendees financial health and wellness knowledge.
Family Support Center focuses on protecting children, strengthening families and preventing child abuse by providing family mentors, care for children if parents become overwhelmed, low cost counseling services and much more. First Utah Bank proudly supports this organization. For information on how you could get involved, visit their website – www.familysupportcenter.org.
Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity provides opportunities for organizations and thousands of individuals to take action in the fight against substandard housing. They recognize that working together to help people become successful homeowners creates stability in the community. First Utah Bank proudly supports this charitable organization. As with most non-profit agencies, Habitat is in need of volunteer support; for more information, visit www.habitatsaltlake.com to see how you can help.
International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) New Roots Neighborhood Farm Stand Project – IRC’s goal is to increase refugee household’s access to healthy, familiar, locally grown produce. The project sells produce from refugee farmers and targets low-income consumers who are eligible for food assistance programs such as SNAP or WIC. First Utah Bank contributed in supporting the Farm Stand’s Match program to double the value of eligible consumer’s purchases, thus putting even more healthy and affordable foods into low-income families’ hands. For more information on how you can help, contact the IRC Volunteer Coordinator at VolunteerSLC@Rescue.org
ShelterKids, Inc. – Helping Abused, Neglected and At-Risk Youth in the Salt Lake valley, ShelterKids is a non-profit all-volunteer organization, helping to provide funding and services for over 4,000 youth in the Salt Lake County Division of Youth Services each year. Additionally, ShelterKids works through its Board Members who make valuable community contacts with individuals and corporations that contribute services, goods or cash donations to support vital programs not provided by government funding. www.shelterkids.org
Seminars – Periodically, financial wellness seminars are held in the Community Room at the Bank’s International Office at 3123 South Redwood Road in West Valley City. These seminars are free of charge to any member of the community wishing to attend. Seminars include such topics as:
- How to obtain a business start up loan or traditional Bank loan with guest speakers from Utah Business Lending Corporation, MicroEnterprise Loan Fund, and also First Utah Bank Business Banking Officers
- SCORE provided resource information on how to start up business and making business plan and type of business identity
- Mortgage Services representatives from the Bank present information on how to obtain a home mortgage loan