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Building communities & strengthening members

The America First Charitable Foundation provides resources to charitable, educational, and civic outreach efforts that parallel our mission of financial literacy education, and directly supporting organizations that provide resources to the less fortunate in the communities we serve.

We can provide resources to charitable, educational, and civic outreach efforts if your request is for youth or adult financial literacy, general education, or community social programs.

As a strong advocate for education, America First awards scholarships to students who demonstrate their dedication to community service, leadership & academic potential.

For Those in Need

Since 1939, America First Credit Union has been dedicated to improving the financial well-being of our members and the common welfare.

Since our beginnings, America first has strived to support communities and individuals in need. Our community assistance program is always looking for ways to help.

Charitable Programs

An integral part of our mission is enhancing and improving the communities in which we have a presence. We do this through various local programs and partnerships.

Dream It Live It

At America First, we love making dreams come true, which is why we provide funding for young people and adults to make a positive impact on communities.

Shop & Show Your Support

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile allows you to automatically donate a percentage of your everyday Amazon purchases to a charity of your choice, and the America First Charitable Foundation is one of the many organizations you can support.

Here’s how to select the America First Charitable Foundation as your default charity on AmazonSmile:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in to your Amazon account
  3. Click Get Started
  4. Search for America First Credit Union Charitable Foundation
  5. Click on Select
  6. Confirm your choice
  7. Start shopping

If you already registered through your internet browser, donations can be enabled via the Amazon mobile app:

  • Click the three lines in the top-left corner
  • Choose Settings
  • Select AmazonSmile
  • Turn on AmazonSmile donations
  • Make purchases as normal
Smiths Foundation

When you enable Smith’s Inspiring Donations, you can make donations to local charities, such as the America First Charitable Foundation, while doing your grocery shopping. Just link your loyalty card to the charity of your choice and Smith’s will donate 0.5% of all eligible spending to the organization.

This wonderful program won’t cost you anything extra, but you must have a digital account with Smith’s in order to participate. Once you do, here’s how to link your Shopper’s Card to our foundation:

  1. Sign in to your digital account here
  2. Search for the America First Charitable Foundation 
  3. Once you’ve found it, select it & click Save

Once again, this will not increase the price of your purchases, it will simply give small portion of your purchase to those in need. And all those little donations can add up to make a big difference.