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First Financial Federal Credit Union

The First Financial Foundation

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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, such as classroom grants and more.

Call for Entries!

Calling all teachers! The First Financial Foundation will be accepting entries for 2018-2019 classroom grants between June 15 - September 30, 2018. Grants up to $500 each will be awarded to Monmouth and Ocean County schools in October. To submit an entry, email and in 500 words or less, or a Youtube video no longer than 3 minutes - tell us the amount you are requesting and what you would use the grant for. Please be sure to include your full name, position, school name, address, a contact phone number and email. Educators may also be nominated by an administrator. Entries must be received by 11:59pm on 9/30/18 for consideration. 

*The Foundation will notify grant recipients on or about 10/15/18. Total funds available for 2018 classroom grants is $2,000. Applying does not guarantee receiving a grant. Not all applicants will receive grant money. Before applying, be sure to check with your school district to see if there are any rules or requirements for applying or accepting grant money. 


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Contact Us

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Send any written requests to:

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.