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
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.
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.
Criteria for the Forward Bank Scholarship. The Applicant Must:
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Request Donation