Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation Grants $4.9K for Education/Youth Services



JEWETT CITY, CONNECTICUT, February 6, 2020… Kevin Merchant, president and CEO of
Jewett City Savings Bank, has announced that the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded
$4,900 in grants to three organizations dedicated to education and youth services.
A grant of $2,900 was provided to the GHS Athletics Field of Dreams Project to help build a new
softball complex at Griswold High School. In addition, a $1,000 grant was awarded to Connecticut
Storytelling Center in New London, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of storytelling
to facilitate learning. The grant will be used to promote a literacy program for pre-school students at
Canterbury Elementary School.
Also receiving a $1,000 grant was Safe Futures of New London. Founded in 1976, Safe Futures is
dedicated to eliminating violence in southeastern Connecticut. The grant will be used to promote a
healthy relationships violence-prevention program at Griswold High School.
“Our youth are the future of our communities. The Foundation is proud to support these
organizations dedicated to enriching learning and activities, and helping young people develop
healthy relationships,” said Merchant.
During this most recent round of funding, the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation awarded 66
grants totaling $77,000 to 56 local organizations. With these most recent donations, the Foundation
has donated more than $900,000 in grants since it was established in 2003.
Jewett City Savings Bank is a mutual savings bank operating full-service offices in Jewett City,
Brooklyn, Dayville, Pawcatuck, Plainfield, and Preston, with online banking services at
Established in 1873, the Bank was voted Best Bank in Windham County by readers of The Bulletin in
2019 and the Best Community Bank in Connecticut by readers of The Commercial Record in 2019,
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.


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