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 7th annual “Summer of Sharing” campaign we donated $1,000 a day for 60 days during the summer. Our communities nominated nonprofit organizations, educational programs or community groups who they felt deserved $1,000. Together with our team members, we were able to donate $60,000 through this program in 2017.

To help spread our gratitude, we donated a total of $50,000 to 12 local food pantries every Thursday during the month of November. In total, we donated $50,000 to help feed our local communities through “Thankful Thursdays.” 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.

Here are some program highlights:

Total Signature Giving Donations - $180,000

Thumbs Up For Charity
Total Donation: $25,000
6,404 Votes

  • 2017 Recipients
    • Stiggy’s Dogs ($10,000)
    • AAUWNN ($5,000)
    • Otsego County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Board ($5,000)
    • Plymouth Community Council on Aging ($2,500)
    • City of Livonia | Food Commodity Program ($2,500)

Thankful Thursdays
Total Donation | $50,000

  • 2017 Recipients
    • Blessings In a Backpack- Livonia
    • Food Bank of Eastern MI Backpack Lunch Program
    • Open Door Food Ministry
    • Community Sharing of Lewiston
    • Novi Rotary Foundation Feed the Need
    • Forgotten Harvest
    • Salvation Army of Plymouth
    • Salvation Army of Alpena
    • New Beginnings
    • Caring Place
    • Otsego Food Pantry
    • Northville Civic Concern

Warming Hearts & Homes
Total Donation | $40,000

  • 2017 Recipients
    • The Heat & Warmth Fund (THAW)
    • Salvation Army “Coats for Kids Program”
    • Gleaners Food Bank
    • Habitat For Humanity

Summer of Sharing
Total Donation | $60,000
Total Nominations: 262

This program has allowed us to donate $428,600 since 2011. For a list of our 2017 recipients, please visit

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