About First Federal

When First Federal was founded nearly 100 years ago, we offered a new banking choice for Yamhill County residents. In the years since, we have grown in services and in number of branches, but our commitment to our customers and communities remains our primary focus.

Customer Service Pledge




Founded as the American Savings and Loan Corporation in McMinnville


Applied for federalization with the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation


Charter was granted and the name was changed to First Federal Savings and Loan Association of McMinnville


Newberg branch established


New home office building built in McMinnville


Sheridan branch established


Amity and Carlton branches established


Baker Creek branch established in McMinnville


Friendsview branch established in Newberg's Friendsview Retirement Community


Hillside branch established in McMinnville's Hillside Retirement Community


First Federal expands eBanking and Loan products. Mobile Banking App, Mobile Check Deposit, Business Online Banking, Business ACH, Business Wires, Business Remote Deposit Capture and Commercial Lending.


First Federal is rated 5-Star for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating firm. BauerFinancial rates all banks and credit unions on a zero-to-five star scale with 5-stars being the strongest. First Federal can be found on Bauer's Recommended Bank Report.

 Mission Statement

“We’re here, in the Yamhill Valley.

Our mission is to provide superior banking products and services, to promote home ownership and business vitality in the support of our communities.

Yes, we’re here……and we are staying!”

Customer Service Pledge

"Helping our customers identify and achieve their financial goals through exceptional service"

At First Federal we strive to provide you with the best banking experience possible.

To do this we pledge to:

  • Provide you with the highest level of service accuracy.
  • Respond quickly to your requests.
  • Listen to you and offer solutions.
  • Greet you with a smile. Make eye contact.
  • Learn and use customers' names.
  • Provide prompt and courteous telephone etiquette.
  • Maintain the highest level of customer privacy.
  • Be friendly and caring to our customers and communities.
  • Create a professional image through our appearance, attitude, and environment
  • Continually assess our performance.
  • Always thank you for your business.

Recognition & Awards

  • 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal
  • 2017 First Place Corporate Philanthropy Award, Small Business Category - Portland Business Journal
  • 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal
  • 2015 "Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy" Award - Portland Business Journal
  • 2014 Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal
  • 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal
  • 2012 Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal
  • 2011 Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal
  • 2010 Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal
  • 2009 Corporate Philanthropy Award - Portland Business Journal

How are we doing?

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Community Matters

Our philosophy continues to guide our decision-making and strengthen our dedication to our customers and our community. When you bank with us, your money is invested here and stays here, working for and giving back to our community.

Giving Programs

Community Support

Financial Education