Franklin Savings Bank is accepting applications for its Fund for Community Advancement until May 30th.  All grant applications must be postmarked by this date for consideration and can be mailed, hand delivered to any branch location, or emailed to mybanker@fsbnh.bank. Since 1997, the bank has awarded 207 grants totaling over $952,080 to community organizations and agencies in New Hampshire.

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 will be given to programs and services that address the needs of low to moderate income families and individuals.

The communities that make up the primary market area of FSB 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, please visit www.fsbnh.bank, then select “Community” in the site navigation. You may also contact Rene Baldini, Administrative & Human Resources Assistant, at 603.934.8327 (toll-free at 800.FSB.4445) or via email at Renee.Baldini@fsbnh.bank.

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, Merrimack and Goffstown, 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, 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 www.fsbnh.bank, or following the bank on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.