Community 1st Bank is now
First Foundation Bank
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About the Merger

On November 10, 2017, Community 1st Bank and First Foundation Bank joined forces. This combination creates a strong regional banking partner for our clients and our local community. Under the new name of First Foundation Bank, we will continue the tradition of serving clients with a passion for excellence while making a positive impact in the community.


About First Foundation

At First Foundation, we’ve never taken the easy path, but we’ve always chosen the right one – for our clients, our families, our communities, and each other. Our clients trust us with their banking and private wealth management needs and we stand ready to deliver our solutions with a relentless focus on client service. Clients chose us because we have the capabilities of a multi-diversified financial institution, with the personal touch of a boutique firm.

Personal Banking

With access to online banking, our mobile app, and no fees at any ATM in the county, you won't need to make tradeoffs to receive the level of personal service we deliver.
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Business Banking

Whether you are just starting out and looking to build for the future, or are looking for an experienced partner to support your next phase of growth, we are ready to assist.
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Private Wealth Management

A sophisticated platform of investment management and wealth planning, we serve individuals and families seeking to preserve and grow their wealth.
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New Name, Same Local Expertise

First Foundation Bank will maintain branches in Auburn, Sacramento, and Roseville, staffed with the same local expertise and friendly faces you have come to know.


Key Questions, Answered

We understand that anything new - even something great - takes time to get used to, so below we have outlined the answers to frequently asked questions. If you do not find what you are looking for, please call your local office, or use the Contact Us form below to let us know how we can help.


General

  • On June 15, 2017, it was jointly announced that Community 1st Bank would merge with First Foundation Bank. Both banks have at least one driving principle in common — the client’s needs come first. With its financial strength and profitable history, First Foundation will improve Community 1st Bank’s deposit and lending capacity and strengthen its position as a community-oriented partner.

    With the merger comes the establishment of a stronger physical presence in Northern California, enabling the full deployment of its integrated wealth and well-being services. Their combined assets and capabilities will create a one-stop shop for their customers’ diverse financial needs. Like Community 1st Bank, personalized, professional customer service and relationship banking are core values of First Foundation and will continue to be following this merger.

  • To learn more about the history and mission behind First Foundation, and also learn about members from our leadership team please visit the About Us section on our website: https://firstfoundationinc.com/about-us

  • The phone numbers will remain the same. All of our colleagues in our the three locations will be receiving new email addresses, yet their current email address will still work for the foreseeable future. We will be providing you with the updated email addresses so you can update your records.

  • In addition to the locations in Auburn, Roseville, and Sacramento, First Foundation Bank has eleven branches located throughout California, Nevada, and Hawaii. The branches are located in California are in Irvine, Oakland, Indian Wells, Los Angeles, El Centro, Pasadena, San Diego, Seal Beach, Laguna Hills, as well branches in Las Vegas, NV, and Honolulu, HI.

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. by appointment only
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed



Account Information

Changes will not occur until conversion, which is scheduled to be completed by February 26, 2018



Investor Information


Locations & Hours

Auburn Branch

649 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
9am - 4pm M-F
(4pm - 5pm by appointment)
(530) 863-4800

Roseville Branch

2250 Douglas Boulevard
Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661
9am - 4pm M-F
(4pm - 5pm by appointment)
(916) 724-2424

Sacramento Branch

1601 Response Road
Suite 190
Sacramento, CA 95815
9am - 4pm M-F
(4pm - 5pm by appointment)
(916) 283-8042

Auburn Safeway ATM

2550 Bell Road
Auburn, CA 95603
ATM Hours: 6am - Midnight
(916) 283-8042
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Contact Us

Have questions or comments? Let us know how we can help. Please complete the form below or call (888) 212-4968.

First Foundation Bank protects and safeguards the privacy of our customers. For this reason we will never ask for personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, passwords, PINs and the like via email. Likewise, you should never transmit this personal information via email. If you receive a message supposedly from Community 1st Bank that asks for personal identifying information, do not respond to the message and immediately contact the bank at a telephone number you know to be genuine.