Grant Application and Guidelines
Community Awards Program
Our Annual Community Awards Program allows each Ion Bank customer to vote for their favorite non-profit organization to help the Ion Bank Foundation give away $60,000. Enrolled non-profits will receive a donation of $25 from the Ion Bank Foundation for every vote for their organization. Voting takes place annually from February 1 through March 31.
We are very proud of this giving program and hope you will partner with the Ion Bank Foundation to help us, help local non-profit organizations in our community.
The enrollment period for the 2019 Community Awards Program has ended. If you are a local non-profit organization located in, or serving the residents of, the towns where our branches are located and would like to participate in next year’s 11th Annual Community Awards Program, please email your name, organization name, email address and phone number to email@example.com. You will receive enrollment information at the end of this year for the 2020 program.
The Ion Bank Foundation
As a community mutual bank, we believe that reinvesting in our communities is our most important duty and a fundamental part of our mission. Established in 1998, the Foundation has grown from an initial $2 million contribution by the Bank to more than $11.6 million in assets, through earnings and additional contributions. Since its inception in 1998, cumulative grants for purposes ranging from improving social services to enhancing the arts have exceeded $6.8 million.
The Ion Bank Foundation contributes annually to a wide range of organizations such as health, education, economic development, human and social services, and the arts. We partner with non-profit organizations by providing direct support to make our communities a better place to live, work and prosper. Our vision is to build a legacy of good works and to preserve funds to continue those good works in perpetuity.
If you are interested in reviewing the Ion Bank Foundation guidelines or submitting an application for a grant and proposed project budget, please click on the links at the top of the page.
Applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org