Community Grants


Independent Bank is proud to support nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. We focus our giving on: community development, education, and health and human services.

Funding Priorities

Priority will be given to funding projects and programs that closely align with the following funding priorities:

Community Development — We support organizations and programs working in low and moderate income communities that focus on small business development, affordable housing, and job training.

Education — We support programs that promote academic achievement for low and moderate income students, facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups, and provide training for teachers and administrators working with low and moderate income students.

Health and Human Services — We support organizations that help ensure access to quality health education programs and health care in low and moderate income areas. We also fund basic needs assistance and child care service, especially when offered in tandem with other self-sufficiency initiatives.

Independent Bank encourages projects that will be completed in partnership, cooperation and consultation with other agencies. Further, programs that demonstrate effective use of volunteers, as well as board diversity and involvement, are encouraged.

How to Apply

Independent Bank is proud to support non-profit organizations working in the areas of community development, education, and health & human services.

Letters of Inquiry

More information concerning our 2017 Community Grants application cycle, including information regarding deadlines, submission details, and the dates for our upcoming grant webinars, will be posted shortly.

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