Community Development


First Tuskegee Bank’s ("FTB") primary mission is to enhance, to develop, and to improve the communities it serves, including markets and clients historically underserved by the financial industry, and in so doing, to consistently create value for our clients, shareholders, and employees.

Certified CDFI

First Tuskegee Bank is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”).  We offer access to capital and promote local economic growth, while serving customers in specific investment areas to rebuild economically distressed communities through lending and investment.    

How This Makes Us Different

First Tuskegee Bank has capabilities beyond many financial institutions.  We have the ability to partner with investors and community organizations to offer additional access to capital, leverage, business development, and competitive financial products to people and places that have traditionally been overlooked.  This unique approach and client scope has allowed us to serve as a change agent for positive growth throughout the communities we serve.

We offer full service banking, financial products and services to empower the underserved population as well as, low-to-moderate income areas, small and mid-sized locally owned companies that have strong job creation potential.  This allows us to further diversify and strengthen the local communities where we do business. 

Community Impact

First Tuskegee Bank invests in projects that provide community stabilization services and quality jobs to residents. First Tuskegee Bank uses a variety of flexible financing tools to facilitate development in diverse neighborhoods.  Smart lending and investing provides a solid return to investors, while connecting our customers to financial resources. 

If you are a corporation, government entity or a foundation interested in developing communities, First Tuskegee Bank can be the ideal financial partner.          


News Releases 

First Tuskegee Bank Receives $600,000 Award from the U.S. Treasury - View full release here