At Union Savings Bank, we love giving back; we are invested in making our community a better place
We are invested in making our community a better place – and we like to help in any way we can.

At Union Savings Bank, we love giving back; we are invested in making our community a better place – and we like to help in any way we can. From volunteering our time to contributing to important local programs – Union Savings Bank is truly committed to getting involved. We’re locals too; we work here, we live here and we play here – so it’s only fitting that we re-invest our time here.

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.

Union Savings Bank shares a passion to our community
Dedicated to growth and progress, Union Savings Bank continuously seeks new ways to better serve our customers
The Union Savings Bank is invested in making our community a better place
Union Savings Bank has banking options for kids that include great ways to save for college and their future.
Community Mission

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.

The Union Savings Bank Foundation was created to formalize our commitment to making regular grants throughout the community.

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.

USB Foundation Grant period now open through July 31.
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USB Foundation Grant
Application Period Opens May 1

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, 2018.

The Teachers’ Closet Project provides children with the tools they need to succeed in school.

What began as an employee-originated effort to provide free classroom supplies to local schools in need has now become a formal program of Union Savings Bank.

Employees donated nearly 2500 school supplies to initially stock the Teachers’ Closet at Union Savings Bank. 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.

To find out how you can donate supplies to the Teachers’ Closet contact