WHHS Foundation receives donation

Bank partnership awards $28,000 in additional relief funds

November 30, 2020

Clinton, IL - First National Bank and Trust Company has partnered with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago to distribute an additional $28,000 in funding to four area nonprofits, bringing 2020 total to $58,000. 

The Warner Hospital & Health Services Foundation received $10,000, The Vault Community Center received $7,500, The DeWitt County Friendship Center received $5,500 and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeWitt County received $5,000. 

The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Chicago’s Targeted Impact Fund provides members with grants to support relief efforts for populations hardest hit by COVID-19 as well as to promote equity and opportunity for communities of color. The Targeted Impact Fund opened on August 17, with funding available through Tuesday, November 10.

“During these unique and challenging times, we wanted to provide support for local agencies that are supporting at risk communities,” said Josh Shofner, First National Bank and Trust Company President. “We believe in helping people do more. To partner with FHLB in this way allows us to support even more of our hardest hit populations and bolster our community commitment.”

First National Bank and Trust Company donated $10,000 and the FHLB Targeted Impact Fund contributed $18,000 to round out this year's COVID-19 Relief Program response totaling $28,000 for this second round. 

Earlier this year, First National Bank and Trust Company and FHLB, $10,000 and $20,000 respectively, together distributed $30,000 to three nonprofits: The Neighborhood Care Center with First Christian Church, the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Clinton Community YMCA. Read the full press release here

To learn more about the Federal Home Loan Bank programs visit https://www.fhlbc.com/ and to view First National Bank’s community reinvestment efforts visit https://www.firstnbtc.com/.

Pictured in Warner Hospital & Health Services Foundation photo, left: Matt Riley, WHHS board President (and FNBT employee) and Jon Blockman representing FNBT.

Pictured in The Vault Community Center photo from left to right: Matt Riley (FNBT), Tammy Wilson & Michelle Witzke (the Vault), and Josh Shofner (FNBT). 

Pictured in Friendship Center photo: far left front - Paula Jiles, Director of DCFC and far right front - Camille Ehlers, Branch Manager for FNBT along with other Advisory Members for the DeWitt County Friendship Center.

Pictured in Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeWitt County photo from left to right: Alyssa Abraham (FNBT), Corey Burrows (BBBS), Rhett Hillard (FNBT) and Jon Blockman (FNBT). 

About First National Bank and Trust Co: First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois. Dedicated to community prosperity, the bank was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank. The name was changed First National Bank and Trust Company in 1974, and was acquired by TS Banking Group in 2017. With $177 million in assets, First National Bank is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its net income back to the community. For more information visit firstnbtc.com.