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Grant Application and Guidelines

2018 Grant Applications must be submitted by:

February 24, 2018   •   June 23, 2018   •   October 27, 2018

Note: The grant review and decision making process takes approximately 8 weeks from the grant submissions deadline date.

For an accessible version of the Grant Application, click here.
For an accessible version of the Final Evaluation Report, click here

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.

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 the 10th Annual Community Awards Program, please email your name, organization name, email address and phone number to  You will receive enrollment information at the end of this year for the 2019 program.

The Ion Bank Foundation

Girls Inc. Meriden – Arts Program

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.

House of Heroes CT Chapter – Veterans Home Improvement Project

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.

Taft School – PAL Summer Enrichment Program

Applications may be emailed to