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February 24, 2021

Deadline to apply for a grant is May 30th.


Franklin Savings Bank is currently accepting applications for its Fund for Community Advancement, representing the 44th round of grants. All applications must be postmarked by May 30, 2021 for consideration and can be mailed, dropped off at any branch location, or emailed to The bank has awarded 225 grants totaling $1,029,808 to community organizations and agencies throughout New Hampshire since 1997.

The Fund for Community Advancement is very active in supporting a broad range of nonprofit community activities. Eligible organizations must be recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be a school, municipality or other subdivision of government. Categories of support include, but are not limited to, economic development, affordable housing, health care, social services, environment, arts and humanities, human services and programs, or services addressing the needs of children, adolescents, elders and single parent families. The minimum grant award will generally be $1,000 up to a maximum of $10,000.

Areas served by the Fund include Boscawen, Bristol, Franklin, Gilford, Goffstown, Merrimack and Tilton. The Fund may also provide support for projects in other surrounding communities.

For more information on the FSB Fund for Community Advancement, please visit, then select “Community” in the website navigation. You may also contact Rene M. Baldini, Executive Assistant, at 603.934.8327 or via email at

Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering a full array of commercial lending, personal banking and investment services. Headquartered in Franklin, the Bank has offices in Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Gilford, Merrimack and Goffstown. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors, the bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services. A recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank is committed to serving the needs of businesses, families and the communities it serves, through a dedicated team of employees, a diverse line of financial products and services, and continued investment in emerging technology.


Franklin Savings Bank has donated over 11% of its net income to charity since 2009. Visit to learn more, or follow the bank on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


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