Community Involvement

Community First Federal Credit Union strives to make a positive impact on the communities that we serve.  We have sponsored sports teams, donated to local charities, and volunteered at various community events.  We strive to support our community in any way possible. That is why we donate to various organizations that have an impact in the lives of people in our community.

CFFCU also operates a ‘mini-branch’ in a local school.  For information on the mini-branch visit our Youth Savers page.



We have sponsored adult softball, youth summer ball, and volleyball teams.  We sponsored a bowling tournament to raise funds for Autism Speaks.  Each year we sponsor one act at Music in the Park in Lakeview.  We are the main financial sponsor for Tri-County High School’s Awards Night.

Autism Bowling fundraiser participantsMen's softball team in their Community First t-shirts

L:  Autism Speaks bowling tournament

R:  Men’s Softball



We have donated to various local charities including the home heating program though EightCAP, Inc..  We give away water at Music in the Park during our sponsored act.  We participate in Angel Tree and Adopt-a-Family.  We have been a drop off location for Toys for Tots and the local food pantry.

In February 2017, we started Casual Because We Care campaign.  Our staff has the option of wearing jeans on Friday with a donation to the cause of the month.  Our donations so far:

February 2017 $238 – American Heart Association

March 2017 $187 – American Red Cross

April 2017 $220 – Autism Alliance of Michigan

May 2017 $147 – IM Kids 3rd Meal

June 2017 $143 – Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

July 2017 $300 – United Way to sponsor local classrooms

August 2017 $174.43 – The American Cancer Society

September 2017 $197 – Wounded Warriors

October 2017 $119 – Spectrum Health Foundation for Pregnancy & Infant Loss

November 2017 $164 – Alzheimer’s Association

December 2017 $131 – Local food pantries


September 13, 2017 was the Children’s Miracle Network Jean Day.  On this day staff could wear jeans with a $5 donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.  We also ‘sold’ paper hearts for $1 donations from our membership.  Our wonderful community raised $212 during this one day event.  The Children’s Miracle Network that our donation will help is the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.




Our staff have volunteered their time at local school functions by selling concessions or tickets.  We have volunteered at Breakfast on the Farm, an educational day at a local dairy farm.  We organize kids games during the Trufant Jubilee.  You will see us in the parades during Lakeview’s Summerfest, Howard City’s Harvest Festival, and Trufant’s Jubilee.


Staff at

IM Kids 3rd Meal




IM Kids 3rd Meal is an organization committed to ending childhood hunger in Ionia and Montcalm counties.  To learn more about IM Kids 3rd Meal or how you can help, please visit their website here.