Help Our Foundation Give Away $60,000

The Ion Bank Foundation continues to make a difference in the communities we serve through our support of a variety of causes by contributing millions of dollars to various non-profit organizations that need our help.

The 11th Annual Community Awards Program can help your favorite non-profit earn grant money. The Community Awards Program allows each Ion Bank customer to vote for their favorite non-profit organization to help the Ion Bank Foundation give away $60,000.

The Community Awards Program gives each Ion Bank customer the opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit organization to help the Ion Bank Foundation give away $60,000. Enrolled non-profits will receive a donation of $25 from the Ion Bank Foundation for every vote for their organization.

It’s simple – vote for the charity of your choice. Voting will take place from February 1 through March 31, 2020. You must be an Ion Bank customer to vote. One vote per customer, however, for accounts with multiple owners, each owner may vote. Customers with multiple accounts may only vote once. Each customer can vote for only one organization. Please vote for your favorite non-profit organization from the choices listed below.

We are very excited about this giving program and hope you will partner with the Ion Bank Foundation to help us, help local non-profit organizations in our community.

Click a heading to see the participating organizations.

Animals

  • Animal Rescue Foundation Inc.
  • Better Days Rescue Fund
  • Brass City Rescue Alliance
  • Coco's Animal Rescue Efforts of Seymour Cares
  • Kitty Kat Rescue
  • Thank Dog Rescue
  • The Animal Haven, Inc.
  • Trout Unlimited Naugatuck Pomperaug Chapter 281
  • Where the Love Is, Inc.
  • Whiskers Pet Rescue Inc.

Arts & Culture

  • Ball & Socket Arts
  • Beacon Falls Historical Society
  • Bethany Historical Society
  • Brass City Ballet
  • Community Theater at Woodbury
  • Derby Historical Society
  • Gallery 53/Arts & Crafts Association of Meriden, Inc.
  • Main Street Ballet Company
  • Mariachi Academy of New England
  • Mattatuck Museum
  • Naugatuck Community Band
  • Naugatuck Community Choir
  • Naugatuck Historical Society
  • Naugatuck Teen Theater
  • Oxford Historical Society, Inc.
  • Palace Theater
  • Phoenix Stage Company
  • Restore With The Arts, Inc.
  • Seven Angels Theatre
  • The Voice of Art Inc.
  • Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
  • Watertown Historical Society
  • Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, Inc.

Charitable Foundation

  • Waterbury Exchange Club Charitable Foundation
  • Woodbury Lions Club Foundation, Inc.
  • Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars

Children & Youth

  • Adam's house - Adam Wysota Foundation
  • Arts for Learning Connecticut
  • Boy Scout Troop 138
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury
  • Boys & Girls Club of Meriden
  • Camp Rising Sun
  • Child Guidance Clinic for Central Connecticut
  • Children's Center of Hamden
  • Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc.
  • Connecticut Rivers Council, BSA
  • Girl Scouts of Connecticut
  • Girls Inc. of Meriden
  • Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut
  • Greater Waterbury Campership Fund
  • Housatonic Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America
  • Kellys Kids Inc.
  • Meriden Children First
  • Naugatuck Campership Fund
  • Naugatuck Cub Scout Pack #109
  • Naugatuck Youth Services
  • Police Activity League of Waterbury, Inc. (PAL)
  • Random Hacks of Kindness Junior
  • Seymour-Oxford Nursery and Child Care association
  • The Cove Center for Grieving Children
  • Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
  • Waterbury Bridge To Success Community Partnership (BTS)

Community Services

  • Ansonia Rotary Club
  • For All Ages, Inc.
  • Friends of Woodbury Senior Community Center, Inc.
  • Hilltop Hose Company #5
  • House of Heroes Connecticut
  • Meriden Historical Society, Inc.
  • MVFD Ladies Auxiliary
  • Naugatuck Lions Club
  • Naugatuck Rotary
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury
  • Rotary Club of Farmington
  • Service After Service
  • Seymour Lions Club, Inc.
  • South Meriden Festivals Inc.
  • Spanish Community of Wallingford aka Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford
  • Tribury Rotary Club of Southbury Middlebury Woodbury
  • Volunteer Fire Department of Prospect
  • Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc

Education & Literacy

  • Aces Education Foundation
  • Children's Community School
  • Cross Street Intermediate School PTO
  • Friends of the Ansonia Library
  • Friends of the Beacon Falls Library
  • Friends of the Meriden Public Library
  • Friends of the Oxford Library
  • Granville Academy
  • Howard Whittemore Memorial Library
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury
  • Madre Latina Organization Inc.
  • National Honor Society of Naugatuck High School, Joan Dillon Wertzonger Chapter
  • Naugatuck Education Foundation
  • Naugatuck High School Greyhound Band Association
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
  • Prospect Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
  • Public Library Association of Cheshire
  • Rochambeau Middle School PTO
  • St. Bridget School
  • St. John the Evangelist School
  • Team Beta - Nonnewaug High School
  • The Panther Project - FRC Robotics Team 2064
  • The Ronald Perille Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Westover School

Elder Services

  • Middlebury Senior Center
  • Naugatuck Senior Center
  • Prospect Senior Center
  • Southmayd Home, Inc.
  • The Lutheran Home of Southbury

Enrichment

  • Heads Up! Hartford
  • Seeds of Hope for Haiti Inc.
  • Treasured Time

Environment

  • Audubon Center Bent of the River
  • Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust
  • Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc.
  • Naugatuck Beautification
  • Naugatuck Garden Club
  • Oxford Land Trust
  • Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
  • The Cheshire Land Trust
  • Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust

Health (Physical & Mental)

  • Are You Dense, Inc.
  • CancerCare's Connecticut Office
  • Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
  • Cheshire Community YMCA
  • Clifford Beers Clinic
  • Gaylord Hospital
  • Greater Waterbury YMCA
  • Griffin Hospital
  • Jane Doe No More, Inc.
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Little Britches
  • Meriden YMCA
  • NAMI Waterbury
  • Naugatuck YMCA
  • Project Purple
  • Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut
  • Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation
  • Seymour Pink Inc.
  • StayWell Health Care, Inc.
  • The Susie Foundation
  • Theresa's Battleship Foundation, Inc.

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

  • Abilities Without Boundaries
  • Easter Seals Greater Waterbury
  • GIL Foundation, Inc.
  • Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Midstate Arc, Inc.
  • Waterbury Arc

Religion

  • Beacon Falls Congregational Church
  • Calvary Chapel Southbury
  • Cheshire Strawberry Festival - First Congregational Church
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
  • First Congregational Church of Cheshire
  • First Congregational Church of Meriden
  • Franciscan Life Center Network Inc.
  • Hillside Covenant Church
  • Hope Pregnancy Center
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Naugatuck United Methodist Church
  • Oxford United Church of Christ Congregational
  • Pinebrook City Assembly of God
  • Prospect Congregational Church
  • Restoration Springs
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer Church
  • St. Anthony Church
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • St. George's Episcopal Church
  • St. John of the Cross Mission Trip
  • St. Joseph Church
  • St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
  • St. Peter Episcopal Church
  • The Congregational Church of Naugatuck
  • Three Saints Orthodox Church
  • United Church of Christ, Southbury
  • Woodland Church of Christ

Social Services & Basic Needs

  • Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.
  • Annie C. Courtney Foundation
  • Brass City Harvest Inc.
  • Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc.
  • Cheshire Food Drive, Inc.
  • Connecticut Food Bank
  • Ecumenical Food Bank
  • Family Intervention Center, Inc.
  • Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries
  • Habitat for Humanity Sleeping Giant Build
  • Master's Manna, Inc.
  • Master's Table Community Meals
  • NEON Naugatuck Ecumenical Outreach Network
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
  • St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Waterbury, Inc
  • TEAM, Inc.
  • United Way of Greater Waterbury
  • United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls
  • Wallingford Emergency Shelter - Columbus House

Sports

  • Cheshire Youth Baseball and Softball
  • Futbol Friends International
  • Hoops4Life, Inc.
  • Meriden Youth Travel Baseball
  • Naugatuck High School Soccer Booster Club
  • Naugatuck High School Swimming and Diving
  • Naugatuck Pop Warner
  • Naugatuck Special Olympics
  • Oxford Special Olympics
  • Peter J. Foley Little League Inc.
  • Seymour Tradition
  • Wallingford Cardinals American Legion Post 187 & Youth Baseball
  • Wolcott Girls Softball

All Organizations

  • Abilities Without Boundaries
  • Aces Education Foundation
  • Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.
  • Adam's house - Adam Wysota Foundation
  • Animal Rescue Foundation Inc.
  • Annie C. Courtney Foundation
  • Ansonia Rotary Club
  • Are You Dense, Inc.
  • Arts for Learning Connecticut
  • Audubon Center Bent of the River
  • Ball & Socket Arts
  • Beacon Falls Congregational Church
  • Beacon Falls Historical Society
  • Bethany Historical Society
  • Better Days Rescue Fund
  • Boy Scout Troop 138
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury
  • Boys & Girls Club of Meriden
  • Brass City Ballet
  • Brass City Harvest Inc.
  • Brass City Rescue Alliance
  • Calvary Chapel Southbury
  • Camp Rising Sun
  • CancerCare's Connecticut Office
  • Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
  • Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc.
  • Cheshire Community YMCA
  • Cheshire Food Drive, Inc.
  • Cheshire Strawberry Festival - First Congregational Church
  • Cheshire Youth Baseball and Softball
  • Child Guidance Clinic for Central Connecticut
  • Children's Center of Hamden
  • Children's Community School
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Clifford Beers Clinic
  • Coco's Animal Rescue Efforts of Seymour Cares
  • Community Theater at Woodbury
  • Connecticut Food Bank
  • Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc.
  • Connecticut Rivers Council, BSA
  • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
  • Cross Street Intermediate School PTO
  • Derby Historical Society
  • Easter Seals Greater Waterbury
  • Ecumenical Food Bank
  • Family Intervention Center, Inc.
  • First Congregational Church of Cheshire
  • First Congregational Church of Meriden
  • Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust
  • For All Ages, Inc.
  • Franciscan Life Center Network Inc.
  • Friends of the Ansonia Library
  • Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc.
  • Friends of the Beacon Falls Library
  • Friends of the Meriden Public Library
  • Friends of the Oxford Library
  • Friends of Woodbury Senior Community Center, Inc.
  • Futbol Friends International
  • Gallery 53/Arts & Crafts Association of Meriden, Inc.
  • Gaylord Hospital
  • GIL Foundation, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of Connecticut
  • Girls Inc. of Meriden
  • Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut
  • Granville Academy
  • Greater Waterbury Campership Fund
  • Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries
  • Greater Waterbury YMCA
  • Griffin Hospital
  • Habitat for Humanity Sleeping Giant Build
  • Heads Up! Hartford
  • Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Hillside Covenant Church
  • Hilltop Hose Company #5
  • Hoops4Life, Inc.
  • Hope Pregnancy Center
  • Housatonic Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America
  • House of Heroes Connecticut
  • Howard Whittemore Memorial Library
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Jane Doe No More, Inc.
  • Kellys Kids Inc.
  • Kitty Kat Rescue
  • Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury
  • Little Britches
  • Madre Latina Organization Inc.
  • Main Street Ballet Company
  • Mariachi Academy of New England
  • Master's Manna, Inc.
  • Master's Table Community Meals
  • Mattatuck Museum
  • Meriden Children First
  • Meriden Historical Society, Inc.
  • Meriden YMCA
  • Meriden Youth Travel Baseball
  • Middlebury Senior Center
  • Midstate Arc, Inc.
  • MVFD Ladies Auxiliary
  • NAMI Waterbury
  • National Honor Society of Naugatuck High School, Joan Dillon Wertzonger Chapter
  • Naugatuck Beautification
  • Naugatuck Campership Fund
  • Naugatuck Community Band
  • Naugatuck Community Choir
  • Naugatuck Cub Scout Pack #109
  • Naugatuck Education Foundation
  • Naugatuck Garden Club
  • Naugatuck High School Greyhound Band Association
  • Naugatuck High School Soccer Booster Club
  • Naugatuck High School Swimming and Diving
  • Naugatuck Historical Society
  • Naugatuck Lions Club
  • Naugatuck Pop Warner
  • Naugatuck Rotary
  • Naugatuck Senior Center
  • Naugatuck Special Olympics
  • Naugatuck Teen Theater
  • Naugatuck United Methodist Church
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation
  • Naugatuck YMCA
  • Naugatuck Youth Services
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury
  • NEON Naugatuck Ecumenical Outreach Network
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
  • Oxford Historical Society, Inc.
  • Oxford Land Trust
  • Oxford Special Olympics
  • Oxford United Church of Christ Congregational
  • Palace Theater
  • Peter J. Foley Little League Inc.
  • Phoenix Stage Company
  • Pinebrook City Assembly of God
  • Police Activity League of Waterbury, Inc. (PAL)
  • Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
  • Project Purple
  • Prospect Congregational Church
  • Prospect Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
  • Prospect Senior Center
  • Public Library Association of Cheshire
  • Random Hacks of Kindness Junior
  • Restoration Springs
  • Restore With The Arts, Inc.
  • Rochambeau Middle School PTO
  • Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut
  • Rotary Club of Farmington
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
  • Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer Church
  • Seeds of Hope for Haiti Inc.
  • Service After Service
  • Seven Angels Theatre
  • Seymour Lions Club, Inc.
  • Seymour Pink Inc.
  • Seymour Tradition
  • Seymour-Oxford Nursery and Child Care association
  • South Meriden Festivals Inc.
  • Southmayd Home, Inc.
  • Spanish Community of Wallingford aka Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford
  • St. Anthony Church
  • St. Bridget School
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • St. George's Episcopal Church
  • St. John of the Cross Mission Trip
  • St. John the Evangelist School
  • St. Joseph Church
  • St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
  • St. Peter Episcopal Church
  • St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Waterbury, Inc
  • StayWell Health Care, Inc.
  • Team Beta - Nonnewaug High School
  • TEAM, Inc.
  • Thank Dog Rescue
  • The Animal Haven, Inc.
  • The Cheshire Land Trust
  • The Congregational Church of Naugatuck
  • The Cove Center for Grieving Children
  • The Lutheran Home of Southbury
  • The Panther Project - FRC Robotics Team 2064
  • The Ronald Perille Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Susie Foundation
  • The Voice of Art Inc.
  • Theresa's Battleship Foundation, Inc.
  • Three Saints Orthodox Church
  • Treasured Time
  • Tribury Rotary Club of Southbury Middlebury Woodbury
  • Trout Unlimited Naugatuck Pomperaug Chapter 281
  • Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
  • United Church of Christ, Southbury
  • United Way of Greater Waterbury
  • United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls
  • Volunteer Fire Department of Prospect
  • Wallingford Cardinals American Legion Post 187 & Youth Baseball
  • Wallingford Emergency Shelter - Columbus House
  • Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust
  • Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc
  • Waterbury Arc
  • Waterbury Bridge To Success Community Partnership (BTS)
  • Waterbury Exchange Club Charitable Foundation
  • Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
  • Watertown Historical Society
  • Westover School
  • Where the Love Is, Inc.
  • Whiskers Pet Rescue Inc.
  • Wolcott Girls Softball
  • Woodbury Lions Club Foundation, Inc.
  • Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars
  • Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, Inc.
  • Woodland Church of Christ