To advance economic growth, we believe every community should have access to quality education, safe and affordable housing, job opportunities, transportation and health care. First Independent Bank takes great pride in our proactive and consistent lending and investments, grants and donations to underserved communities, low- and moderate-income individuals, and the nonprofits that serve them.
Our commitment to growing Northern Nevada’s nonprofit base is an essential value for First Independent Bank. Members of our team actively support nonprofit organizations in the Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon communities, often serving on multiple boards and committees.
In addition, our Charitable Contributions Program helps 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide services and support in low- or moderate-income areas. First Independent Bank primarily focuses on organizations and programs that provide:
Affordable Housing for low- or moderate-income individuals
Community services targeted to low- or moderate-income individuals
Education for low-income and at-risk students
Revitalization or stabilization of low- or moderate-income areas
Cultural and Artistic Enrichment in underserved communities
If you are interested in applying for a charitable donation, please contact your banker or contact [email protected].
Federal Home Loan Grants
Through Western Alliance Bank, First Independent Bank has access to the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) community investment grant program. We work with not-for-profits and the FHLB to grant down payment assistance for low-to-moderate income families. Learn more about the grant programs offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank at www.fhlbsf.com.
Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)
First Independent Bank offers Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) to help qualified individuals grow their savings to purchase a home, business, or pay for college courses. Account holders pay no fees, and their funds are typically matched by a sponsoring nonprofit organization.
First Independent Bank
First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions delivered with outstanding service. With offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, First Independent Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, First Independent Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.