TMCNet:  First Foundation $1 Million Nonprofit Initiative Benefits Orange County Organizations

[July 18, 2014]

First Foundation $1 Million Nonprofit Initiative Benefits Orange County Organizations

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

First Foundation recently announced that Families Forward, Irvine; Human Options, Irvine; Royal Family Kids, Irvine; and THINK Together, Santa Ana; four local nonprofits in Orange County, are the recipients of the company's 2014 "Supporting Our Communities" initiative. Each organization will receive a combination of a cash grant of up to $5,000 to be applied to implement any of its capacity-building programs, as well as up to 20 hours of consulting services or interactive workshops and seminars, selected by the recipient.

In December 2013, the firm invited nonprofit organizations in its operating regions to apply for the initiative. "We received 142 applications this year that made our judging committee's job very difficult," said Scott Kavanaugh, CEO of First Foundation. "Each submission pulled on our heartstrings or shared our passion for supporting the communities we serve. We focused on choosing the organizations that we knew that our team's efforts could assist to measurably affect change, fundraising efforts, heighten awareness, improve board participation or achieve the nonprofit's other goals."

First Foundation's "Supporting Our Communities" program is designed to enhance the organizational strength and capacity of local charities. The combined value of the firm's support of the communities it serves is $1 million over two years.

"We are honored to work with these dedicated organizations, which bring tangible benefits to our communities. First Foundation team members stand ready to support important causes," Mr. Kavanaugh concluded.

About First Foundation

First Foundation, a financial institution founded in 1990, provides integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust and banking services. The company is headquartered in Irvine with offices in Irvine, Newport Beach, Pasadena, West Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Desert and the Imperial Valley in California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, please visit our website at

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