Why Us

What Makes Us Different?

When you choose First Federal Lakewood, you’re not choosing just another bank. You’re choosing to join the thousands of people just like you who believe in our community and are committed to helping it thrive.

With us, your deposit dollars will be reinvested close to home. So just by banking with us, you’re helping to foster economic growth in the neighborhoods where we all live and work.

We are deeply rooted in the communities we serve. That means that we make decisions that benefit you, the overall local economy, and our employees — NOT shareholders. We give 5% of our net profits back to the community every year, and our employees donate an incredible amount of their time in support of various local events, organizations, and community service efforts.

If all this sounds a little unusual for a bank, it’s because we’re not just another bank. We’ve proudly been a part of the communities we serve for over 85 years, and we are committed to meeting your needs both today and well into the future.

Largest Depositor-Owner Community Bank Headquartered in Ohio

Support over 150 Community Organizations

Our Bank, Our Community

Our Community Outreach: 2023

Our Community Outreach: 2023

Supporting our community is at the forefront of everything we do. From volunteering at schools to backing local businesses and organizations, our team is busy!
2022 A Year in Review

2022: A Year of Community Involvement

At First Federal Lakewood, 2022 was a busy time for community involvement, exciting events, and much more. From hosting financial literacy classes to sponsoring local events, we’re recapping all of our favorite memories from the last 12 months.
Fostering Hope

Fostering Hope

Lauren Golick’s smile never left her face as she talked about the Fostering Hope donation drive, an effort that she describes as meaningful and impactful.

My absolute favorite thing is knowing that I work for an incredible company that has the customers and our communities best interest at heart. I love that they encourage community involvement, it brings a lot of self-satisfaction.

Dee Dee Alvelo
Mortgage Loan Originator

Along with a supportive work environment, I enjoy the relationships we are able to create with our customers. Not only are we able to help customers with their financial needs, we are in a unique position to give back to the communities that make it possible for us to do what we do.”

Bilal Shah
Non-Lending Compliance and Assistant BSA Officer

Current Opportunities

The values that make First Federal Lakewood a great place to bank also make it a great place to work. If you’re looking for a workplace that values teamwork, dedication and open communication, a career with us could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

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