The Northwest Community Bank Foundation is a new charitable organization created to support non-profit organizations through grants. Funded and organized by Northwest Community Bank and its Divisions, Collinsville Bank and Litchfield Bancorp, the Foundation is a separate non-profit entity. The Foundation's aim is to extend the bank's contributions to non-profit agencies and organizations working to address the needs of the communities the bank serves.
Northwest Community Bank and its divisions, Collinsville Bank and Litchfield Bancorp have proudly served the financial needs of local individuals, families, business and institutions for over a century. As a leading community citizen, the three Banks' roles have been to support, encourage and help champion the advancement of children and families throughout the region.
In 2021, Collinsville Bank and Litchfield Bancorp consolidated into Northwest Community Bank and in keeping with the three Banks' longstanding commitment of investing back in the community, established the Northwest Community Bank Foundation. The Foundation's aim is to work collaboratively to support and build partnerships that promote innovative solutions to meet the complex needs of our community.
The Northwest Community Bank Foundation's mission is to support non-profit organizations that strengthen and enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.
To begin the application process, click the button below.
Applications for Summer grants are due by July 1, 2022
If you have any questions, please email us at Foundation@nwcommunitybank.com.
Our education grants help empower people to build personal assets and skills to take charge of their futures.
Our affordable housing grants support access to safe, clean and affordable places to live.
Our basic human services grants support organizations that meet the immediate needs of individuals and families while also supporting prevention and long-term solutions for people living in difficult economic circumstances. (Food Pantries are encouraged to request support through Northwest Community Bank's Corporate Giving programs.)
Our community impact grants support the overall well-being of individuals within the community
To apply for a grant from the Northwest Community Bank Foundation applicants must be:
*While preference is given to organizations primarily serving the aforementioned cities and towns, the Foundation Board will also consider funding for programs which reach a broader, more regional area, as long as that area incorporates services provided to Northwest Community Bank Communities.
The Foundation does not provide financial support to political organizations or candidates, activities for religious purposes, individual endeavors or organizations which are discriminatory in their practices. Additionally, it will not fund organizations which utilize a fiscal agent.
Avon, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Burlington, Canaan, Canton, Colebrook, Collinsville, Cornwall, East Granby, Falls Village, Farmington, Goshen, Granby, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Simsbury, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Watertown, Winchester, Winsted and Woodbury
The Foundation will consider the following types of funding requests from organizations that fit our investment focus areas.
*Capital projects are typically defined as major building purchases, new construction, expansion, renovation, and/or land acquisition.
Organizations may be considered to receive funding from Northwest Community Bank Foundation more than once per calendar year but will generally be limited to one time per calendar year.
Grants will be reviewed on a bi-annual basis by the Foundation's Board of Directors in an impartial manner based upon an evaluation of each grant request. Some key elements examined in our grant evaluation process include an organizations' financial sustainability, leadership, impact and collaboration within the community.
|Phase I: Application Available February 15th||Due April 1st||Notification May 1st|
|Phase II: Application Available May 15th||Due July 1st||Notification August 1st|
|Phase III: Application Available August 15th||Due October 1st||Notification November 1st|
Although there are many worthy endeavors, the Foundation generally does not invest in the causes listed below. If you fall into one of these categories, we suggest you review Northwest Community Bank's Corporate Giving programs to possibly submit your request.