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Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation now accepting 2017 grant requests

The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation is now accepting 2017 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 the Bank’s long-standing tradition of providing support to the local organizations that help strengthen the neighborhoods of Eastern Connecticut.

Guidelines and grant applications for 2017 are available online here and at all offices of Jewett City Savings Bank. Completed applications must be received no later than August 31, 2017. Funding will be awarded by December 31, 2017.

Grants, available up to a maximum of $5,000, may be 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 2016, the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation achieved another year of record growth in charitable giving, providing more than $75,000 in grants to help local non-profits, including emergency services organizations, food pantries, and health and educational programs. The Foundation has awarded more than $670,000 since it was established in 2003.

“We look forward each year to this opportunity to support a great number of non-profit organizations that strive to make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Kevin Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank. “It’s one more way we can reach out to enhance the quality of life for our customers, friends, and neighbors. We are happy to help make that happen. As a true community bank, it’s a part of what we do.”