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Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation Awards First Phase of Grants

07/01/2020

Our community is experiencing unprecedented times as we navigate the global health pandemic, COVID-19. Now, more than ever, The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation, Inc. is committed to responding to the needs of the community and improving the quality of life of our neighbors.

In light of this crisis and the immediate need for help, The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation broke its Annual Grant Cycle into two phases, the first of which focused solely on supporting basic human needs arising from this pandemic and deploying resources for coronavirus response.

“Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation recognized the emergent need to take action, providing assistance to support the organizations on the front lines who continue to address the most urgent causes and cases stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. “– Cheryl Lindstrom, Community Outreach Coordinator, Thomaston Savings Bank

From May 11 through May 24 the Foundation collected applications from local non-profits and government agencies responding to COVID-19 in the areas of crisis intervention, food security, and homelessness/housing services.

All applications were carefully considered and the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation granted $137,496 dollars to over 40 organizations.

“I am proud of our efforts to prioritize the immense need emerging from the COVID-19 health crisis. The organizations in the service areas of crisis intervention, food security, and homelessness/housing services are doing incredibly important work in assisting those in our communities who are hurting as a direct result of the pandemic. We are grateful to be in a position to help support their work and to make a meaningful difference during these extraordinary times.” – Stephen L. Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomaston Savings Bank

The Foundation will be launching the second phase of its Grant Cycle and will be accepting applications from area non-profits and government agencies addressing the needs in the following focus areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Emergency Responders
  • Health & Human Services
  • Youth Services

Applications can be submitted between July 6, 2020 and 11:59pm, July 31, 2020. 

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