Columbus-area groups receiving First Financial grants

First Financial Bank and the First Financial Foundation are providing $47,500 in grants to local organizations.

Bank officials say that First Financial is teaming up with Columbus area community groups to create positive change in the areas of workforce development and education, and neighborhood development, with an emphasis on low-income communities.

First Financial is providing grants to Bartholomew County Library Associates, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Foundation for Youth, Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center and Southern Indiana Housing and Community Development Corporation.

Throughout its service area including Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois, First Financial Foundation’s Annual Grant Campaign is providing $510,000 in funding to 66 organizations. This is the foundation’s largest grant campaign to date.