Union Savings Bank Community
In the last six years, Union Savings Bank and the USB Foundation have contributed nearly 6 million dollars to community support organizations, while our employees have volunteered over 100,000 hours of their time to local causes.
Employee volunteering is particularly rewarding to us. So if you see us helping clean up a park, handing out water at a road race event, reading a book to a classroom of children or lending a hand in some other way – know that it’s simply who we are.
The Community Relations Department is committed to making meaningful and
positive contributions to individuals, families, businesses and the communities within our marketplace. Through our employee volunteer efforts, the generosity of our USB Foundation and our partnerships with local community organizations, the Bank is dedicated to giving back. We will continue to promote the visibility of the Bank, its employees and communities we serve.
Now, regardless of fluctuations in the local economy or in the earnings of Union Savings Bank, The USB Foundation can still provide steady contributions to local charitable organizations and non-profits. This is why the USB Foundation was established in 1998. The bank is committed to making annual contributions to sustain the foundation’s endowment – so that funds would always be available for bank community grants. And now the foundation has become focused on improving educational opportunities in our local area.
In 2017 alone, USB Foundation grants contributed $140,700 to help support 14 different local non-profit organizations. We make it our mission to fund non-profit organizations that are concentrating on developing educational opportunities based in the Union Savings Bank local area.
From pairing mentors with at-risk youth to offering health and wellness classes to seniors, providing access to educational programs has the power to transform the lives of children and adults.
The USB Foundation awards grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that focus their efforts on providing programs that educate and enrich the communities we serve.
All grant requests should be submitted through our application portal during the grant period which runs from May 1 – July 31, 2019.
Employees donated nearly 2500 school supplies to initially stock the USB Teachers’ Closet. Teachers from designated schools were given the opportunity to submit a list of supplies they need most for their students.
The first schools to participate in the project were located in Danbury and Torrington. Plans are underway for expansion to other schools in the area, and Union Savings Bank is now engaging customers and local businesses to make sure the closet is stocked year round.
“Education is something we are passionate about and helping teachers in our communities by providing free school supplies for them is the least we can do,” says Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia C. Merkle.
Donate new school supplies at any USB Branch starting August 1. Supplies will be shared with hundreds of children in our community.