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

February 9, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships

Every year, Freedom First awards nearly $10,000 in academic scholarships to exceptional students in the Roanoke and New River Valleys. Botetourt, Craig & Franklin County residents are also eligible. We are currently accepting applications through April 7, 2017

December 15, 2016

Freedom First Sponsors Grocery Dash

The biggest sports competition to hit southwest Virginia happened at the Bonsack Kroger on Wednesday when WSLS 10’s Dawn Jefferies & Jeff Haniewich and Freedom First's Dave Prosser went up against Daytime Blue Ridge’s Natalie Faunce and Brittany Flowers in a grocery cart challenge to help feed more than a half dozen families for the holidays.

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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 9

Spring Career & Lifestyle Job Fair

We are excited to be sponsors for this event and promote job opportunities in the Roanoke and New River Valley. If you are a recent grad or or looking for a job be sure to attend.

May 11

Freedom First Annual Meeting

If you are a member of Freedom First we invite you to attend the Annual Meeting. Newly elected Board of Directors will be announced.