Community Giving

CMMA Donation 190301 Nazerath - WitheeForward Shares the Love with Local Charities

Local charities are a key component in keeping our communities strong. They fill unique and important niches in helping us all with the educational, spiritual, cultural, social and health aspects of our lives. To provide a consistent donation stream for our local charities on behalf of our customers, we’ve created the Charitable Money Market Account (CMMA). Since it’s inception we’ve given over $800,000 to over 200 worthwhile organizations!

 

YOU GET: Checking Account with these features

      • No minimum to open
      • No monthly fees
      • No minimum balance to earn interest
      • Free online banking
      • Free debit/ATM card
      • Free direct deposit
      • Free
      • bill pay

 

SAVE: Earn interest at a competitive rate similar to a savings accounts with the convenience of a checking account. See rates here.

 

GIVE: Forward will make a donation to a participating charity of your choice on your behalf based on your average balance – no money is taken from your account.

 

Charity List           Account Details           OPEN NOW

  If you are a charity that participates in the CMMA program and you’re looking for additional resources to promote your involvement, please visit our CMMA Resources page.  

 

Forward Bank Scholarship Program

Forward Bank believes in supporting the dreams of higher education for graduates of our local schools. A Forward Bank ($500) Scholarship will be awarded to one individual in each community that Forward Bank has a branch location, for a total of 8 scholarships.  As a customer-owned, independent community bank, we are committed to moving our businesses, community non-profits, friends and neighbors forward. We serve the communities of Colby, Greenwood, Marshfield, Medford, Park Falls, Phillips, Stanley, Thorp and Withee.

Criteria for the Forward Bank Scholarship. The Applicant Must:

  • Be a graduating student at a high school, or in an approved home-school setting.
  • Be scheduled to be enrolled as an undergraduate student on a full-time basis at an accredited school, college or university in Wisconsin during the next succeeding term. On-line schools are excluded.
  • Must complete one full semester and show proof of registration for the second semester prior to payment being made (recipients will be provided with a payment request form).
  • Be a Wisconsin resident.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, in a 4.0 scale (or equivalent, if on a different scale).
  • Complete the scholarship application packet.

*This is a non-renewable scholarship.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED Scholarship application information and deadlines will be posted for the upcoming year starting in January 2020.

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Cooperative Programs

Forward Bank is excited to partner with local school athletic programs in order to find new ways to encourage attendance at sporting events and give back to the communities.

$5K TOUCHDOWN THROW: After success with a $5,000 Field Goal kick challenge for several years, Forward Bank switched up the contest to a $5,000 Touchdown Throw. Each fan at participating High School Football games will be eligible to attempt the $5,000 touchdown throw into a 32-gallon barrel sitting on the goal line of the end zone. The lucky participant will be selected at random from the crowd to attempt the throw from the 15-yard line and will have two attempts. If successful, the passer will receive $2,500 and $2,500 will be donated to the athletic program on their behalf. If the throw is not made, a check of $250 was made to the hosting school to support their athletic department.

View Football Wrap Up 2019 Video

         2019 Winners: Kevin Spindler and Ryan Gutsch

 

$5K HALF COURT SHOT: In the winter, Forward Bank walks off the field and into the gyms of several local high schools to set up for the $5,000 Half Court Shot. Each fan in attendance is entered into a random drawing for the shot. If selected, the person has two chances to shoot a basket from half court. If the shot is successful, they win $2,500 for themselves and $2,500 for the school! If the shot is not made, a check of $250 will be made to the hosting school to support their athletic department.

View Basketball Wrap Up 2016-17 Video»

2017 Winner: Todd Schoennherr

2018 Winner: Adam Seefluth

$5K ON ICE: Forward Bank also takes their $5,000 challenge to the ice in areas with hockey programs. Each fan in attendance is entered into a random drawing for the shot. If selected, the person has two chances to make a shot-on-goal through the Forward target from the center line. If the shot is successful, they win $2,500 for themselves and $2,500 for the school! If the shot is not made, a check of $250 will be made to the hosting school to support their athletic department.

Student athletes are adding to their educational experience and will bring so many skills to their communities and future employers. We will continue to find new ways to bring fans to the stands to cheer them on! 


Make a Donation Request

We’re always looking for opportunities to move our communities forward! If you are involved with a non-profit that is hosting an event, looking for sponsorship, or needing support; requesting a donation is simple. Just provide details using the link below, and our team will review your request.

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