Grants were awarded through the FSB Fund for Community Advancement.

Nine local organizations were awarded grants through the FSB Fund for Community Advancement, the philanthropic arm of Franklin Savings Bank. This round of funding represents the 41st grant cycle. Recipients include Camp Resilience (Gilford), $4,980; CATCH Neighborhood Housing (Concord), $5,000; Friends of Forgotten Children (Concord), $2,500; Friends Program (Concord), $1,500; Greater Tilton Family Resource Center (Tilton), $4,470; Lakes Region Community Developers (Laconia), $2,500; Merrimack Valley Day Care Center (Boscawen), $1,388; Tilton-Northfield Recreation Center (Northfield), $3,500; and Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry (Franklin), $4,500.

“Community banking is about giving back and taking care of our customers and communities. Our Fund provides resources that we can share with non-profit organizations that are doing such important work in our communities,” commented Ron Magoon, President & CEO. “Further, we feel it’s critically important to take the time to learn more about the needs of civic organizations in the communities we serve, so we can provide the support needed to enable them to continue carrying out their mission.”

Established in 1997, the FSB Fund for Community Advancement provides support towards projects that will enhance the lives of individuals in the communities served by Franklin Savings Bank. The Fund has awarded 205 grants totaling $972,530 since its inception and supports a broad range of non-profit community activities. Areas of support include economic development, affordable housing, education, healthcare, social services, environmental needs, arts and humanities, human services, as well as programs or services that address the needs of children, adolescents, and single parent families. For more information, visit the FSB Fund for Community Advancement page.

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 throughout the Central Lakes Region and southern New Hampshire. Headquartered in Franklin, the Bank has offices in Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Gilford and Merrimack, as well as an office in Bedford for business lending. The bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors. As a recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank remains committed to serving the needs of individuals, families and businesses in the communities it serves, through a dedicated team of employees, a diverse line of financial products and services, and continued investment in emerging technology.

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