Community Involvement

Community First strives to make a positive impact and difference within our community.

We believe it is important to donate back into our communities. We have donated to various local charities, organizations, schools, and individuals in need. Some of these places include EightCAP, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montcalm County, United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties, Barrie’s House, Children’s Miracle Network, LAMA, Helping Hands of Howard City, our local schools, and more.

In 2017, our staff started the Casual Because We Care campaign. If you visit any of our branch locations, you will notice that staff has the ability to “go casual” by wearing jeans on the first Friday of every month, as well as on some additional days throughout the year. In return, staff donates funds to a charity of our choice. Since starting this campaign, employees of Community First have donated over $8000 to different charities, schools, and organizations within our service area.

Our staff strives to go above and beyond, within our community. Although we focus on volunteering within our service area, we do not limit our staff to where they can make a difference.

You can find our staff at numerous events throughout the year, such as town festivals, sporting events, blood drives, school carnivals, and more.

Community First sponsors a wide range of teams and events. We have sponsored adult softball and volleyball teams, youth and high school teams, tournaments, and more. We are also the main financial sponsor for the Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling tournament and Tri-County High School’s Awards Night.


Wednesday, November 23: ALL BRANCHES CLOSING AT 5 PM. Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25: ALL BRANCHES CLOSED. We will be open normal business hours, Saturday, November 26. 24-Hour Online & Mobile Banking will be available.