The Savings Institute has been a community leader for more than a century and a half, contributing both time and treasure to hundreds of civic and non-profit causes throughout the region.

We are proud of our efforts and would love to share them with you.  You can view a list of the organizations the Savings Institute supports through employee volunteerism, SI Financial Group Foundation Grants, Caring & Giving Program donations and monetary contributions.  You can also see our community involvement in action by checking out our Facebook page.  Finally recent news stories highlighting contributions and other community related events are below.

Community News

2013 Willimantic Area Coat Drive

PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Winter Coat Drive

Now through October 25th: Help those in need this winter by donating a coat! We have teamed up with Hit Music i98.3 to assist in their annual coat drive. Now through Friday, October 25th you will be able to bring a gently used coat to one of our four participating branches: 803 Main Street, Willimantic 95... Continue Reading

Shred Days May 4th!

PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shredded Files

Saturday, May 4, 2013. Protect yourself from identity theft. Don’t just toss. Shred! If you’re beginning to think about spring cleaning, make sure to add your old documents to the list of things to clean up. On Saturday May 4, 2013, shred your documents for FREE! Savings Institute Bank &... Continue Reading

Savings Institute Celebrates Five Years in New Norwich Office

PUBLISHED: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Barry Shead and Ben Lathrop

Norwich, CT (Feb 20, 2013) – More than 30 members of the Norwich business community attended a breakfast at the Savings Institute Bank & Trust’s Norwich location to celebrate five years in their new office. “We made a commitment to the town of Norwich when we moved from our location inside... Continue Reading

Shred Day March 3rd 2013

PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shredded Files

Protect yourself from identity theft. Don’t just toss. Shred! On Saturday March 2, 2012, shred your documents for FREE! Stop by the Windham Chamber Home Show at the East Brook Mall, located at 95 Storrs Rd in Willimantic, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m to shred your outdated forms including: Financial... Continue Reading

Savings Institute Helps WAIM Keep People Warm

PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

SIFG Foundation Grant Award - WAIM

Willimantic, CT (Feb 12, 2013) – Savings Institute Bank & Trust recently announced a grant to WAIM, the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry, to assist them with their energy assistance program. “Now is the season for this kind of grant. It’s been cold!” observed Mark Light, Savings Institute... Continue Reading

CHFA Special Home Financing Programs Featured at Realtor Event

PUBLISHED: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Registration for CHFA Event

NORWICH, CT (January 31, 2013) –  More than 80 realtors attended an event here at the Holiday Inn designed to help get the word out about the many state-sponsored programs available to first time homebuyers. The event was co-sponsored by Savings Institute Bank & Trust and CHFA. “The Connecticut... Continue Reading

SI Bank Foundation Awards Grants to Eastern CT Non-Profits

PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Northeast Communities Against Substance Abuse

Willimantic, CT (January 16, 2013) – In the second of its biannual distributions, the SI Financial Group Foundation, Inc. recently awarded $39,500 to eleven eastern Connecticut charitable organizations, including grants to the Northeast Communities Against Substance Abuse of Dayville and Martin House,... Continue Reading

Dress Down Day for Sandy Hook Family Fund

PUBLISHED: Friday, January 4, 2013

On January 4, 2013, in exchange for a small contribution, SI employees wore jeans and green and white, with all proceeds going to the My Sandy Hook Family Fund. Thanks to our generous employees and a matching contribution from the bank, we were able to contribute $3,000 to the fund.  Read More →

Manchester Non-Profit Among Bank Grant Prcipients

PUBLISHED: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Caring & Giving

Willimantic, CT (December 6, 2012) – The Savings Institute Bank & Trust Company Employees’ Caring & Giving Program recently awarded its third quarter grants to 11 charitable organizations. Organizations receiving grants this quarter included Genesis Center Inc. of Manchester, United Services... Continue Reading

Savings Institute Branches Become Walktober “GuidePosts”

PUBLISHED: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Check Presentation - The Last Green Valley

For the past several years, Savings Institute Bank & Trust has been a major sponsor of the Last Green Valley’s Walktober Autumn Celebration: an event comprised of more than 150 guided hikes, strolls, bike rides, paddles, horse rides and special events throughout 35 picturesque towns in northeastern... Continue Reading