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Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation Now Accepting 2016 Grant Applications

The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation is now accepting 2016 grant applications from local 501(c)(3), 170(c)(1), and other qualified non-profit organizations in the communities served by Jewett City Savings Bank.  The process is part of Jewett City’s long-standing tradition of providing support to the local organizations that help strengthen the neighborhoods of Eastern Connecticut.

Guidelines and grant applications for 2016 are available on the Bank’s website and at all offices of Jewett City Savings Bank.  Completed applications must be received no later than August 31, 2016.  Funding will be awarded by December 31 ,2016.

Grants, available up to a maximum of $5,000, maybe awarded for existing program support, general support, special projects, and/or start-up endeavors covering a variety of issues impacting the community.  Specific amounts will be determined by demonstrated needs and existing resources of each organization.  The Foundation does not provide funding for individuals, sports, individual schools or religious groups.

In 2015, the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation achieved another year of record growth in charitable giving, providing more than $84,850 in grants to help local non-profits, including emergency services organizations, food pantries, and health and educational institutions.  The Foundation has awarded nearly $600,000 since its inception in 2003.

“The annual Foundation grants are an important part of our determination to improve and enhance the quality of life for our customers, friends, and neighbors” said Kevin Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank.  “Giving back is who we are; it’s what being a true community bank means to us.”