Englewood Bank & Trust is proud to be a part of the local community by providing support to a variety of organizations. From our local high schools to our troops overseas, we strive to support causes that foster growth, well-being, community, the arts and business.
The purpose of this page is to describe guidelines used by the management of Englewood Bank & Trust in making decisions regarding contributions and community support.
Englewood Bank & Trust has integrated itself into the community as a business partner by providing banking and trust services to the businesses and residents of the communities we serve. In addition, we are proud to be a community partner through involvement of staff and with financial support in community, cultural, civic, religious and educational organizations that foster the enhancement of life within the area.
Englewood Bank & Trust strives to be a visible and contribution corporate citizen in our communities.
Englewood Bank & Trust recognizes its role within the communities we serve. We believe in supporting and giving back to these communities. The bank focuses its community support in areas specifically designed to:
- Assist youth
- Improve education
- Facilitate community development
- Enhance low- and moderate-income neighborhoods
- Assist the elderly
- Support the arts and humanities
While Englewood Bank & Trust views charitable giving as a responsibility, regrettably, we are unable to accept or respond favorably to donation requests that are not aligned with our mission. First consideration for donation requests shall be given to those with established relationship in good standing with the Hometown Bank. Community support, in the form of donations, sponsorships or advertising may be made to nonprofit organizations providing services benefiting the communities we serve. (An organization is considered nonprofit if it is a group, agency or service whose primary objectives are to improve or enhance the quality of life in sections of the community or to provide targeted welfare or other support.) Such support is made under the following categories that reflect our funding priorities:
- Affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals and families
- Community services relating to the safety of area residents
- Quality of life for area residents
- Activities that promote economic development
- Activities that help revitalize and stabilize low- and moderate-income areas or areas adversely affected by disaster
- Activities that foster the quest for knowledge and promote sportsmanship of area youth
Within these categories and funding guidelines, projects of all nonprofit organizations are considered for funding without regard to race, national origin, color, gender, disability, religion, ethnicity, age, marital status or sexual orientation. In addition to the categories listed above, we will consider support of the efforts of Englewood Bank & Trust's board of directors, employees and customers. Please do not submit requests for:
- Individual needs
- Membership organizations, unless the project benefits the entire community
- Travel for individuals or groups
- Religious organizations, unless the project benefits the entire community or education
- Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
- Endowments or capital campaigns
- Beauty/scholarship pageants
Organizations that are generally eligible for support will not be funded when the purpose is to cover any of the following:
- Past operations deficits
- Undefined operational support
- Organizations of controversial nature
- Third party fundraising organizations
The bank's Community Support Committee will review proposals and make funding decisions on a monthly basis. The committee evaluates how the proposed program reflects the bank's guiding principles and program emphasis in addition to how well the applicant conveys the information requested.
How to Apply
To apply for support, please prepare a hard-copy proposal of the Community Support Request Form and submit it to the Marketing Department of Englewood Bank & Trust. Please include all supporting information.
When to Apply
For support in the amounts of $500 or more, please provide a request between September 30 and November 30 of the year prior to that in which you would like support. For lower amounts, please allow 30 days prior to the time funds are needed. We realize that unexpected situations may occur that require financial support. Applications for these events are accepted throughout the year. The bank maintains a reserve account to respond to such need; however, funding is limited and varies per year.
Where to Apply
Please submit your request to:
Englewood Bank & Trust Marketing Department
1111 S. McCall Road
Englewood, FL 34223.
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