First Financial Federal Credit Union

The First Financial Foundation

Since 1994, First Financial Federal Credit Union has supported the Monmouth & Ocean County communities with the Erma Dorrer Scholarship Program. Today, that program has been extended into the First Financial Foundation to assist charitable organizations and it supports a variety of local programs within our community.

2016 Board Members

Issa Stephan – Chairperson
Nancy Culp – Treasurer
Jessica Revoir – Secretary
Matthew Brazinski – Member
Nicole Baniowski – Member  

2016 Erma Dorrer Literary Scholarship - Call for Entries!

From March 18 - June 10, 2016, the First Financial Foundation is accepting entries for this year's college scholarships!

We will again be awarding (4) $500 scholarships to graduating Monmouth or Ocean County high school seniors attending a 2 or 4 year college or university in the Fall of 2016.

This year, the First Financial Foundation has decided to provide two different topics for students to choose from, to apply for a scholarship in the form of a written essay or a short video. You may choose to apply by submitting either the essay OR the video.
Essay Topic: You and a friend decide that you would like to start building credit. Discuss with your friend what good credit is, ways to start building credit, how your credit union can help, and the benefits earned by having good credit.
Please note: Essays should be no longer than three pages, 11 point font, typed and double spaced.
Video Topic: Create a 60-second video that covers the importance of financial literacy.

Please note: Video clips should be recorded and uploaded to YouTube prior to applying, and no more than 60 seconds in lengthChildren or relatives of First Financial employees or members of the Board of Directors, or those living within the same household as a First Financial employee are not eligible to apply for the Erma Dorrer Literary Scholarship.

Scholarship applications must be submitted to with supporting documentation, by 11:59pm on Friday, June 10th to be considered for entry.  Recipients will be notified by 12pm on June 24, 2016. For additional details and guidelines, please visit our scholarship blog post. Good Luck!


2015 Classroom Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following six educators who were selected to each win a $500 Classroom Grant for the 2015-2016 school year by the First Financial Foundation.

See each of the winners grant entry submissions on our blog at!


Support While You Shop with AmazonSmile!

You can support local students and educators in Monmouth & Ocean Counties when you shop on AmazonSmile. Start by visiting and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the First Financial Foundation. Be sure to search for "First Financial Foundation Wall, NJ" when searching for a charity. Register your account by clicking on the banner to the right - thank you in advance for your support!

Contact Us

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First Financial Foundation
P.O. Box 1172
Toms River, NJ 08754-1172

The First Financial Federal Credit Union Foundation is a non-profit working to support a variety of community programs and organizations throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties. We direct 100% of your contributions to programs because all administrative expenses are paid for by First Financial Federal Credit Union.