Community Matters
Annual Community Report 2016

Signature Giving Programs

Community Financial prides itself on enhancing our communities. Through several signature annual charitable giving programs, we are able to partner with our members and our neighbors to lend a hand to local groups that help build stronger communities.

In March, our “Thumbs Up For Charity” program invited the community to nominate their favorite nonprofit. Five finalists were chosen and the community voted for their favorite with the top vote getter receiving $10,000. During our 6th annual “Summer of Sharing” campaign, our communities nominated nonprofit organizations, educational programs or community groups who they felt deserved $1,000. In honor of our 65th Anniversary, we donated $1,000 a day for 65 days to chosen nominees.

In 2016 Community Financial introduced “Thankful Thursdays.” To help spread our gratitude, we donated $10,000 to local food pantries every Thursday during the month of November. In total, we donated $50,000 to help feed our local communities. December brought the “Warming Hearts & Homes” social media campaign which helped donate $40,000 to organizations that assist Michigan families stay warm and well-fed during the cold winter months.

2016 Signature Giving Donations – $180,000

1.) Thumbs Up For Charity
  • Donated: $25,000
  • 3,950 votes
  • 2016 Recipients
    • Novi Feed the Need (Novi Rotary Foundation) ($10,000)
    • WSDP Radio ($5,000)
    • Partnership for the Arts and Humanities ($5,000)
    • Miracle League of Plymouth ($2,500)
    • Fire/EMS Charity ($2,500)
2.) Thankful Thursdays
  • Donated: $50,000
  • 2016 Recipients
    • Open Door Food Ministry
    • Community Sharing of Lewiston
    • Salvation Army of Plymouth
    • Salvation Army of Alpena
    • New Beginnings
    • Baby Basket
    • Novi Rotary Foundation Feed the Need
    • Otsego Food Pantry
    • Northville Civic Concern
    • TEFAP Food Pantry
    • Blessings In a Backpack- Livonia
    • Food Bank of Eastern MI Backpack Lunch Program
3.) Warming Hearts & Homes
  • Donated: $40,000
  • 2016 Recipients
    • The Heat & Warmth Fund (THAW)
    • Salvation Army “Coats for Kids Program”
    • Gleaners Food Bank
    • Habitat For Humanity
4.) Summer of Sharing
  • Donated: $65,000
  • 336 votes received
  • Donated since 2011: $368,600
  • Summerofsharing.org