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 2018 alone, USB Foundation grants contributed $202,525 to help support 18 different local non-profit organizations. We make it our mission to fund 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.
- AmeriCares Free ClinicsBoehringer Ingelheim AmeriCares Free Clinic of Danbury
- Ann’s Place, Inc.Speaker and Workshop Series
- Arts EscapeArt as Therapy Program
- Brookfield Craft Center, Inc.Youth Craft Education Program
- Catholic Charities of DanburyEducation Financial Stability Outreach Program
- Community Action Agency of Western ConnecticutJob Skills Training Program
- Connecticut Junior Republic Association, Inc. (CJR)Learning to Work with Resistant Youth: New Strategies for Fostering Motivation and Resilience
- Danbury Youth Services, Inc.Teaching Reaching Gaining Excellence Together (TARGET)
- EdAdvanceAfter School/Summer Enrichment Program for Special Needs Adolescents and Young Adults
- Families Network of Western, CT, Inc.Parents As Teachers Program
- KidsPlay Children’s Museum Inc.Mission in Motion – KidsPlay Outreach Program
- LVA School, Inc.Training the Trainers Program
- Oliver Wolcott LibraryOne Book, One Litchfield Program
- Regional YMCA of Western ConnecticutStudents Can Run and Move (SCRAM) Program
- The Ridgefield Theater BarnThe Ridgefield Theater Barn Kids Program
- Susan B. Anthony Project, Inc.The Community Education Program
- The Tiny Miracles FoundationContinuing Education for Mentors to Enhance the Emotional Support of Families Program
- Village Center for the ArtsUnexpected Artist
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.
To find out how you can donate supplies to the USB Teachers’ Closet contact email@example.com.