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A Catalyst for Community Growth

Established in 1997, the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation is dedicated to annually distributing funds to local charitable organizations supporting religious, health, public safety, arts, and educational programs. As a deeply rooted Connecticut community bank with a 150-year legacy of service, Thomaston Savings Bank remains committed to giving back to the community it serves.

Each year, the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation reaffirms its financial commitment to the community through its substantial $9.8 million charitable foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation has proudly awarded over $8.2 million in grant funding. These funds are specifically allocated to benefit the citizens within our assessment area. The Bank's establishment of this foundation ensures that local charitable needs will continue to be met well into the future.

Thomaston Savings Bank President and CEO Stephen Lewis standing with recipients at Boys and Girls Club of New Britain event, with large check in hand

Impact Report

Take a look through Thomaston Savings Bank's latest Impact Report, where you'll discover the tangible ways we're making a difference. From helping individuals build credit and save for the future to supporting local businesses and nonprofits, we're committed to creating a brighter financial future for all. Our Impact Report showcases our efforts to support our clients and our communities while upholding our core values of integrity, responsibility, and involvement. As you dive into the report, you'll uncover a bank that's not just about numbers, but about the people we serve and the impact we make together.


Eligibility Requirements

Organization Criteria

To be eligible for a Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation Grant, your organization must meet the following criteria:

  • A registered 501(c) 3 organization or government agency that demonstrates significant local impact.
  • An organization whose mission or services align with Thomaston Savings Bank’s in the following priority focus areas:
    • Arts & Culture
    • Community Development
    • Education & Youth Services
    • Health & Human Services
    • Public Safety
  • Applications from religious organizations will be considered for grant purposes that support programming that assists in meeting the needs of the community and/or falls under the scope of the above priority focus areas. 

The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation generally does not invest in the following causes:

  • Individuals including those seeking scholarships, fellowships or sponsorships for a personal cause
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Organizations designed primarily for funding lobbying, political action committees or political candidates
  • Activities for religious purposes
  • Other Foundations
  • Organizations which are discriminatory in their practices

Geographic Preference

The Foundation looks to make awards to agencies that assist residents in the communities that Thomaston Savings Bank serves. Grant awards must be directed to support the residents of the following towns: Bethlehem, Bristol, Farmington/Unionville, Harwinton, Middlebury, New Britain, Plymouth/Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington, Waterbury, Watertown/Oakville, Wolcott 

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