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At Community First, giving back to the community is a big part of who we are.

Through our partnerships and our Community First Cares Foundation, our mission is to fund high impact projects that build healthy communities by improving our educational system, enhancing financial literacy and supporting programs that improve the quality of life on the First Coast.

The Florida Theatre

The Florida Theatre

The Florida Theatre offers 200 cultural and entertainment events annually for every taste and age. The magnificently restored Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the finest concert venues in the Southeast. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2020, Community First renewed its season sponsorship commitment for an additional five years. The renewed partnership will support the annual operations of the Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc., the nonprofit corporation that has managed and programmed the historic Florida Theatre in a public/private partnership with the City of Jacksonville since 1987.

Florida Theatre Shows

Jacksonville Icemen Hockey

Jacksonville Icemen Hockey

The Jacksonville Icemen is a minor league ice hockey team in the ECHL that began play in the 2017–18 season. In 2019, Community First renewed our commitment as the presenting season sponsor. This agreement extends until the 2024 hockey season. 

We are also proud to support The Icemen Foundation. Their mission is to invest resources and leadership for the enrichment of the Jacksonville area, focusing on meeting basic human needs and enhancing the lives of those in need. The Icemen Foundation is dedicated to giving back to the community that cheers on their team.

Jacksonville Icemen Schedule

Community First Igloo

Community First Igloo

Our partnership recently expanded in 2021 with the announcement of the Community First Igloo. The update to the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex will include two sheets of ice, a sports-themed restaurant & bar, pro shop, an e-Sports center and more. 

In addition, Community First will become the presenting sponsor of the Jr. Icemen youth hockey programs that are set to begin in October of 2022. 

Read more about the Igloo

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. 

Community First has been a longtime partner of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Every holiday season, we support the annual ZOOLights event which lights up the 80-acre park with thousands of twinkling lights on trees, sculptures, and displays. Between this event, IllumiZoo and Art in the Garden, there is always extra magic happening at the Zoo!

Special Events

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, a Minor League Baseball team and the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins offer affordable family fun in downtown Jacksonville. In 2020, Community First formalized a multi-year partnership with the Jumbo Shrimp.

As the season-long sponsor of Tuesday home games, credit union members can enjoy Two-For-Tuesdays: a 2-for-1 ticket offer at the box office for all members using their CFCU Visa or Debit card.

Jumbo Shrimp Schedule
Jumbo Shrimp Debit Card

Cummer Museum

Cummer Museum

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. The Cummer was established in 1958, when art collector, garden enthusiast, and civic leader Ninah Cummer bequeathed her art collection and riverfront home to create a museum.

With our support, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has created variety of engaging tours available for schools, after school and community organizations during the school year.  

Visit the Museum

Jacksonville Mom

Jacksonville Mom

Passionate about parenting and the community, Jacksonville Mom strives to connect area moms to relevant resources, local businesses, can’t-miss happenings, and most of all — each other!

Founded in October 2012 by two local moms, Jacksonville Mom has quickly become the city’s largest parenting resource.

While their community begins online, it doesn’t stop there! As a long-time partner with Jacksonville Mom, we are proud to support fun family gatherings, seasonal activities, and financial literacy initiatives. We also partner up for informative Facebook Live events discussing everything from buying a new car to a new home!

Follow us on Facebook

UNF

UNF

At Community First, our goal is to make the UNF experience the best not only for students, but for parents too.

With access to a full-service branch conveniently located on the UNF campus, online banking, over 300,000 fee-free ATMs, and much more; Community First gives you the true VIP experience we know you need and deserve as a busy college student.

We understand that college is hard, whether you’re a student or parent– which is why we’re here every step of the way. So, Swoop On in and get started with your very own Osprey account.

Student Banking
UNF Market Days

 

Raymond A Vinson Scholarship

Raymond A Vinson Scholarship

Before his death in 1992, Raymond A. Vinson was a nationally recognized credit union pioneer. He helped form more than 40 Florida credit unions (including the Duval County Teachers Credit Union, founded in 1935, now Community First Credit Union of Florida). Vinson's legacy of dedication, compassion and commitment to the credit union movement will forever touch lives.

To honor Raymond A. Vinson, Community First annually awards $7,500 in scholarships which is $1,500 annually per student to five college freshman. The scholarship can be renewed by the student for up to four years giving the student a total award of $6,000.

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Clay County Fair

Clay County Fair

Today the Clay County Fair is accepted not only as one of the largest county fairs in America, but has the added honor of being considered as one of the most rural-oriented fairs still in operation. The enlargement of the agribusiness/farm machinery display area to thirty-five acres made it the largest such display of any fair in the United States or Canada. Altogether, there are more 2500 fairs operating in the US and Canada, and the Clay County Fair ranks in the top 100 in attendance annually.

Community First offers ongoing support of this local treasure. In addition to financial support, Community First’s Clay County branches operate as ticket purchase sites, providing fairgoers ease and convenience of securing their advance tickets.

Branch Locations

Community First Seawalk Music Festival

Community First Seawalk Music Festival

Community First Seawalk Music Festival celebrates our rich and diverse local resources, featuring local artists, crew, volunteers, and food vendors.

This free, two-day event is held on the beach at the Seawalk Pavilion, located on Ocean Street, just behind Jacksonville Beach City Hall.

Community First always has our tent set up for some fun games, giveaways, and other activities! 

Festival Information
Vendor Information

Community First Thanksgiving Classic

Community First Thanksgiving Classic

Every year we hold our annual half marathon and 5k on Thanksgiving morning! There's no better way to start your Thanksgiving day than by running through the beautiful streets of Mandarin.

This race benefits the Mandarin Food Bank! One dollar of each entry fee will be donated and you can also bring a canned good or non-perishable item when you pick up your packet or to the race.

Register for the Race