Equipping our members with the tools they need to reach their financial goals.

As a certified Community Development Financial Institution, Freedom First is dedicated to serving those who lack access to financial services from mainstream banking institutions. Our goal as a CDFI is to equip our members with the tools they need to reach their financial goals, and our nonprofit community partners with the capital they need to implement their projects and fulfill their missions.

Meaningful support is more than simply about dollars donated, it’s about getting help to the places where it’ll have the most positive impact in the local community.

We work with several nonprofit agencies in the Roanoke and New River Valleys to create social finance programs that address such pressing issues as affordable housing, transportation, and financial education.

PROGRAM PARTNERSHIPS:

Responsible Rides

  • Total Action for Progress (TAP)
  • New River Community Action (NRCA)
  • Solutions That Empower People (STEP)

Money Mondays

  • Jefferson Center Foundation
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension

PLANNING PARTNERSHIPS

  • Social Solutions Council of Community Services

 

Advice Center

Our Advice Center puts financial planning resources in your hands 24/7. Manage your finances, learn about the mortgage process, prepare for key financial decisions, and much more. Manage your money with confidence. And call on our personal bankers when you’re ready to talk.

Advice Center

From startups to payroll to taxes, our Advice Center is a free, no-obligation resource for your business. Manage your business with confidence. And call on our business reps when you’re ready to talk.

Latest News

May 12, 2017

Freedom First Announces 2017 Board of Directors Election Results

Freedom First recently held their annual membership meeting and announced the newly elected members of the board of directors. Filling the three open positions of the nine-member volunteer board are two first-time directors, Michelle Dykstra and Ron Williams, and one re-elected incumbent, Dan Merenda.

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Community Programs

Freedom First Offers a variety of Community Impact programs focused on providing the community with financial services they won’t find anywhere else. Check out the options available & see why we are Freedom First is Where People Bank for Good.

Community Programs

Freedom First Offers a variety of Community Impact programs focused on providing the community with financial services they won’t find anywhere else. Check out the options available & see why we are Freedom First is Where People Bank for Good.

Upcoming Events

May 30

Falon Park Elementary

These kids need some free ice cream. Our truck Scoop will be there. Enjoy!