First National Bank awards grants to Boulder Valley, NoCo groups

LOVELAND — First National Bank recently awarded $956,000 in community development grants to 51 organizations in Colorado, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas and South Dakota. Organizations around Northern Colorado and Boulder Valley were among the recipients.

The grants, which support programs focused on educated workforce initiatives, mark the bank’s final round of grant funding for the year, according to a First National news release.

Recipients in Boulder were:

$10,000 – Attention Homes

$15,000 – Bridge House

$10,000 – I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County

$9,000 – Intercambio Uniting Communities

Recipients in Fort Collins were:

$15,000 – Homeward Alliance

$10,000 – The Matthews House

$10,000 – Larimer County Foundation

Recipients in Lafayette were:

$10,000 – Foothills United Way

Recipients in Loveland were:

$15,000 – Project Self-Sufficiency

Recipients in Greeley were:

$10,000 – The Greeley Dream Team

“Our community development grant program is dedicated to improving economic self-sufficiency within all of the communities we call home by partnering with community organizations that provide education, training and life-skills improvement that helps individuals gain employment, advance their careers and improve their financial well-being,” First National vice president of community development Alec Gorynski said in a prepared statement.