Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Ion Bank Foundation Community Awards Program?
A: The 11th Annual Community Awards Program allows Ion Bank customers to vote for their favorite charity to help us give away $60,000. The Ion Bank Foundation will donate a minimum $25 to each non-profit organization for every vote received up to $60,000.

Q: Which organizations can qualify to receive a grant?
A: Any local non-profit organization that has a current 501(c)(3) certificate, or equivalent and agrees to spend the grant money on local needs. Eligible organizations will be asked to provide proof of their non-profit status.

Q: Do organizations need to enroll to participate?
A: Yes, non-profit organizations need to enroll to qualify. The organization must be located in, or serving residents of, Ansonia, Cheshire, Farmington, Hamden, Manchester, Meriden, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, Watertown or Woodbury, and agree to spend any grant money locally.

Q: How do Ion Bank customers vote?
A: It’s simple! Vote online at Only 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.

Q: Why is the Ion Bank Foundation doing this?
A: Ion Bank has always taken its commitment to the communities we serve very seriously, which is the reason the Ion Bank Foundation was created. As a leading corporate citizen, we believe that it is our responsibility to help make our communities better. We also value the opinions of our customers so we want you to help us give away $60,000 by voting for your favorite non-profit organization.

Q: Is this all of the money that the Ion Bank Foundation will contribute to local non-profit organizations this year?
A: No, the Ion Bank Foundation Community Awards Program is just one part of our overall corporate giving plan. Annually we award grants to over 275 agencies that support our communities in the areas of health and human services, education, recreation and the arts.

For more information, please call 203.729.4442 or speak to any of our branch staff members.