Kevin Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, has announced that the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded $4,900 in grants to three organizations dedicated to education and youth services.

A grant of $2,900 was provided to the GHS Athletics Field of Dreams Project to help build a new softball complex at Griswold High School. In addition, a $1,000 grant was awarded to Connecticut Storytelling Center in New London, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of storytelling to facilitate learning. The grant will be used to promote a literacy program for pre-school students at Canterbury Elementary School.

Also receiving a $1,000 grant was Safe Futures of New London. Founded in 1976, Safe Futures is dedicated to eliminating violence in southeastern Connecticut. The grant will be used to promote a healthy relationships violence-prevention program at Griswold High School.

“Our youth are the future of our communities. The Foundation is proud to support these organizations dedicated to enriching learning and activities, and helping young people develop healthy relationships,” said Merchant.

A new softball complex at Griswold High School is being built with the help of a $2,900 grant from the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation.