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FSB is currently accepting applications for our Fund for Community Advancement.  All grant applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 30th for consideration and can be mailed, hand delivered to any branch location, or emailed to Since 1997, we have awarded over $942,000 in grants to projects that have enhanced the lives of people in the communities we serve.

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. Areas of support include, but are not limited to, affordable housing, education, health care, social services, arts and humanities, human services, along with programs or services addressing the needs of children, adolescents, elders, and single-parent families.  In addition, priority consideration will be given to programs and services that address the needs of low to moderate income families and individuals.

The communities that make up our primary market area include: Alexandria, Belmont, Boscawen, Bristol, Franklin, Gilford, Gilmanton, Hill, Laconia, Merrimack, New Hampton, Northfield, Sanbornton and Tilton. The fund may also provide support for projects in other surrounding communities.

For more information about the FSB Fund for Community Advancement as well as how to apply, click or tap this link to be redirected to the Community page. You may also contact Amy A. Rankins, PHR, Executive/Human Resources Assistant, at 603.934.8316 (toll-free at 800.FSB.4445) 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 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. Franklin Savings Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors, from offices in Franklin, Bedford, Gilford, Nashua, Rochester and Merrimack, New Hampshire. As a recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank remains 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.

You can learn more about Franklin Savings Bank by calling 1.800.372.4445, or visiting, or following the bank on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.