Empowering Communities

At First Commerce, we're more than just a financial institution. We're a partner with the communities we serve. We understand the importance of a strong community and are always looking for meaningful ways to give back to the places we call home. We work hard to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. That's the spirit of people helping people. That's local strong!

Champions for Community is the umbrella program for one of First Commerce’s most heartfelt values: our commitment to our communities. Each year, First Commerce supports more than 100 organizations by providing thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours serving nonprofit groups.

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#PinkPOWER is First Commerce's annual breast cancer awareness initiative that launched in North Florida and South Georgia. First Commerce, along with businesses and individuals in the community, raise funds and awareness to support breast cancer patients and programs.

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As the impact and uncertainty of the coronavirus began to grow, First Commerce searched for meaningful ways to help others during this unprecedented time. Our response to the pandemic was a show of support for our region and local businesses who keep our communities strong.

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Who We Support

We assist a variety of local organizations through fundraisers, community sponsorships, volunteer time and activities.

  • Leon County Humane Society
  • Tallahassee Animal Shelter
  • Discovery at Cascades Park, presented by First Commerce
  • Levy Park Advanced Play League
  • Police Unity Tour
  • Tallahassee Branch NAACP
  • Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
  • Tallahassee Veterans Village
  • Adel Firefighters
  • Berrien County Sheriff’s Department
  • Chi Omega Foundation, Inc.
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Adel Chamber of Commerce
  • Berrien Parks and Recreation
  • JAGS Allstar
  • Friends of Florida History – Mission San Luis
  • Thomasville Center for the Arts
  • Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
  • 7 Days of Opening Nights
  • Foundation for Leon County Schools
  • Junior Achievement
  • TCC Foundation
  • Bucklake Elementary Reading Program
  • Cobb Middle School
  • Conley Elementary School
  • Cornerstone School
  • Deerlake Middle School
  • Gilchrist Elementary School
  • JPII Catholic School
  • Killearn Lakes Elementary School
  • Leon High School Baseball
  • Tally Junior Volleyball Club
  • Wakulla Christian School
  • Wakulla Educational Center
  • Our Blessings Early Learning Center
  • Chiles High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Marching 100 Band
  • Godby High School 
  • Berrien Network Broadcast 
  • Berrien High School 
  • Central High School 
  • Florida High 
  • Wakulla C.O.A.S.T. Charter Optimist Club
  • Power Forward Speaker Series, in partnership with the Florida State University College of Business
  • Domi Ventures
  • TCC Spark!
  • Alzheimer's Project
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Bend Hospice
  • Joanna Francis Living Well Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Primary Care of Southwest Georgia
  • Sickle Cell Foundation
  • Stomp Out Diabetes – Foundation for Leon County Schools
  • Working Well
  • Parkinson’s Outreach Association
  • Hospice Tree of Remembrance
  • Healthy Kids Healthy Lives Art Campaign
  • 2-1-1 of the Big Bend
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
  • Refuge House
  • Emergency Care Help Organization
  • Salvation Army
  • America’s Second Harvest


  • FSU Student Veterans Center
  • Tallahassee Veterans Village
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Florida Baptist Children's Home
  • Forever Family
  • Girl Scout Council
  • Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend
  • Children's Home Society
  • Brehon Family Services
  • Oasis Center for Women and Girls
  • Boys Town
  • AMI Kids Gadsden
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend