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March 16, 2023

May 30th is the deadline to apply for a grant.


Franklin Savings Bank is accepting applications for its Fund for Community Advancement, representing the 46th round of grants. All applications must be postmarked by May 30, 2023 for consideration and can be mailed, dropped off at any branch location, or emailed to Since 1997, the bank has awarded 248 grants totaling $1,135,809 to community organizations and agencies throughout New Hampshire.


The Fund for Community Advancement is very active in supporting a broad range of nonprofit community activities to include, but not limited to, economic development, affordable housing, education, health care, social services, environment, arts and humanities, human services, and programs or services addressing the needs of children, adolescents and single parent families. Also of importance are programs and services that address the needs of low to moderate income families and individuals. 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. Typical grant awards are between $1,000 to $10,000.


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


For more information on the FSB Fund for Community Advancement, please visit and select the “Community” tab. You may also contact Renee M. Baldini, Executive Assistant & CRA Officer, at 603.934.8327 or via email at


Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering an array of commercial lending, personal banking and investment services. The Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors. 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.

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