Community Investment Program

We were the first bank in the state of Connecticut to share profits with the community it serves.

Since 1995

The Community Investment Program was adopted July 1995 making Essex Savings Bank the first bank in the State of Connecticut to share profits in this fashion with the communities it serves. Essex Savings Bank donates up to 10% of its after tax net income to nonprofit organizations and community development projects within the Bank’s core marketing area.

Choose the option best suited for your organization and submit a request form.

Request a Donation Form

Board Funding

Directors meet annually to allocate funding. Submissions must be in by June 30. Low to moderate income community projects may receive special consideration. The 501(c)3 must be headquartered in Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Guilford, Lyme, Killingworth, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, or Westbrook

Branch Funding

Non-profits must submit an application to a branch. Low to moderate income community projects may receive special consideration. Branch funding is eligible to 501(c)3 organizations or related-events within the specific branch’s local area.

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

Funding is provided solely to support the low to moderate income community. Please call (860) 767-4414 to speak with our CRA officer regarding your request for funding. The 501(c)3 must be headquartered in Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Guilford, Lyme, Killingworth, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, or Westbrook