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Applying for a Grant

"No strategic plan survives contact with a global pandemic."

That’s true for our foundation—and probably your nonprofit as well.

Our first grant cycle for 2021 is now closed.  

Please stop back after March 1, when we expect to have guidance from our board about grants for the second quarter.  

If you have an immediate need for emergency funding for expenses that are related to the pandemic or to social justice, please give us a call and we can provide some feedback on whether we can help sooner than March. 

Thanks for your patience with the current state of uncertainty.  We're constantly evaluating the environment and new developments in an effort to place our funding where it will do the most good.  Your input is always welcome; please reach out anytime with news or ideas!


What's Next?

None of us can predict when the pandemic will end (or at least decline) and things will return to some semblance of normal. And the pandemic is only one of the forces driving change in our nation today. The renewed focus on racial justice and structural inequities in our society, combined with the pandemic and its effects, are calling us to build a new "normal."

In September, our board embarked upon a strategic planning process that will determine the Liberty Bank Foundation's future direction. We're looking at how COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter and other forces are revealing new needs and ways of addressing them, and trying to discover our best opportunities to drive positive change. Your input will be important to that process--and we want to thank all of you who responded to our recent survey.

Through these trying times, we've watched how all of our nonprofit partners have been there for our friends and neighbors, executing on your missions and adapting to every new situation that presents itself. We’re ever so grateful…but not so surprised. That’s just how you roll. 

Count on us to keep on rolling with you. Thanks—and stay well!

“Thank you for being so incredibly thoughtful and anticipating our needs! It does not surprise me. This has been such a hard time for the people we serve, and we truly appreciate all that you and Liberty do for communities!!”
– Lee-Ann Gomes, Norwich Human Services