Special for the Wilkes-Barre Community

One lucky non-profit will be awarded a $10,000 IMPACT Grant!

Can your organization use $10,000? Do you want to continue your tireless efforts to make Wilkes-Barre a great place to live, work, play, and pray?

Fidelity Bank’s IMPACT Grant may be just the ticket! As part of our Grand Opening celebration, we will award $10,000 to one local non-profit organization. And the community gets to decide!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Submit an application by June 30th. We’d love to hear how your organization will make Wilkes-Barre a better place to live, work, play, or pray!
  2. If chosen as a finalist, the organization’s staff and board, its friends, partners, and as many supporters as possible will visit the Fidelity Bank Wilkes-Barre branch to vote – up to one vote per person per day.
  3. The non-profit with the most votes from the community will win the IMPACT Grant.

It’s easy, it’s fun, and your organization can build a sustainable program that makes the Wilkes-Barre community even better than it is today.

At Fidelity Bank, it is our goal to be an integral part of the communities we serve. From offering expert financial advice, to providing charitable contributions to local organizations, to our own brand of “surprise and delight” through Random Acts of Kindness and our Sweets and Treats Van, we stay involved in a number of ways.

You can submit an IMPACT Grant application to make a difference in the Wilkes-Barre community by following the instructions below:

  1. Fill out the Fidelity Bank IMPACT Grant application by clicking the ‘IMPACT Grant Application’ button. (See rules below). All applications must be received by June 30, 2024.
  2. Fidelity Bank will choose up to 3 finalists that best meet the criteria by July 22, 2024.
  3. Beginning July 23, 2024, stop by the Wilkes-Barre Branch to vote for your favorite non-profit.
  4. The organization with the most votes on August 23, 2024, will be awarded $10,000*.
  5. The winner will be announced and the award will presented at a special community ceremony.
*$10,000 award must be deposited into a Fidelity Bank checking account.

IMPACT Grant Rules

Fidelity Bank will be the best bank for our community to prosper.

Fidelity Bank places a high priority on providing support to local organizations that improve the quality of life where its clients and bankers live, work, play, and pray. Our IMPACT Grant is designed to help a worthy organization produce tangible, sustaining results. To be eligible, organizations must hold a current tax-exempt status under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a registered non-profit.

Fidelity Bank supports non-profit organizations and programs in the community it serves that address the following areas of support:

Community Arts: offers cultural enrichment and artistic education.
Economic Development: support community and civic activities as well as local economic development.
Education: helps students of all ages, including preschool, K-12 and higher education, achieve the full potential of their school education.
Family & Health: assists with the health and wellness of the family.
Sustainability: connects people with the outdoors, protects our local areas, and encourages sustainable practices in both business and public spaces.
Youth Services: ensures children are safe, healthy, and enter school ready to learn while engaging school-aged children to be confident, responsible, and happy.

Application Process

All applications and requests for funding must be submitted online at bankatfidelity.com/impact. Requests must include:

  • Description of the organization.
  • Indication of the “area of support” the funding will support (Community Arts, Economic Development, Education, Family & Health, Sustainability, or Youth Services).
  • Complete explanation of the activity, including benefits to the community.
  • Description of benefits or considerations the bank will receive.
  • Fidelity Bank reserves the right to request additional information.

Fidelity Bank IMPACT Grant will not fund the following:

  • Political parties, candidates, causes, or campaigns.
  • Organizations practicing unlawful or discriminatory practices.
  • Activities that generate a tangible or personal return.
  • Dues payable to alumni groups or other membership organizations.
  • Subscription fees for publications.
  • Gifts to individuals.
  • Trips or tours.
  • Organizations or activities outside our designated areas of support.
  • Organizations or activities outside the regional markets we serve.
  • Contact information for the organization’s point of contact.
  • A high-resolution logo that may be used on social media or promotional materials.

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