Advia Foundation

The Advia Foundation provides financial advantages within our communities by enhancing financial literacy, furthering education, and improving overall quality of life.
Advancing Lives Grant
How to Help
Youth Scholarship
Teacher Scholarship

Toys for Tots Toy Donation

Supporting area children in need during the holidays.
November 1 - November 30

• Donate unwrapped toys for area children in need at area branches
• Financial donations accepted

Empowering our community through grants and awards.

Advancing Lives Grant

The Advia Foundation invests in programs and services that make lasting impact in our communities. Grants from the Advia Foundation benefit organizations that are causing change, improving lives, and driving progress.

Cheryl A. DeBoer Soar Higher Award

The Soar Higher Award is in honor of Advia’s former President & CEO Cheryl DeBoer, who retired in 2022. This $5,000 scholarship opportunity is available to students currently enrolled in or accepted to Western Michigan University's College of Aviation.

Applications available early 2024.

Giving to the Advia Foundation and helping to advance lives in our local communities is easy.

Donate Directly

By making a tax-deductible donation, you're helping to improve education, financial literacy, and overall quality of life in our communities.

Youth Scholarships Program

At Advia, we celebrate and promote education that engages, enriches, and inspires our youth to develop knowledge and skills for lifelong financial competence. Investing in our future leaders through our Youth Scholarship Program is one small way we give back to our communities. Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who exhibit academic achievement, leadership skills, and commitment to the community.

Application available early 2024

Teachers and Educators Scholarship

Teachers and educators can submit classroom financial literacy project proposals that foster understanding, increase students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand their ability to make effective and informed money management decisions.

Supporting area communities year-round.

Advia is a proud supporter of community events throughout the year. Check out where we are in your local area.

Volunteering Locally

Because we are committed to giving back to our communities, Advia encourages volunteerism through our Advia ACTION (Advancing Community Ties In Our Neighborhoods) Hours Program. This provides staff paid time away from work to volunteer.