We believe in giving back.
At Grundy Bank we contribute to the communities we serve through our time, talents and resources. We are dedicated to community involvement and believe it's our responsibility to give back to the communities that trust us with their financial well-being. We believe that part of our role as a community bank is to better the community for years to come.
Our officers and employees serve on boards for nonprofits and volunteer their personal time for a number of charitable organizations such as United Way, We Care of Grundy County, Kiwanis, Illinois Valley Industries, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA and many more. In addition, Grundy Bank has our own charitable group called the Grundy Bank Caring Committee that was formed over 10 years ago with the purpose to support not for profit organizations within our community.
Brown Bag Friday
Brown Bag Friday is a free concert on the Grundy County Courthouse lawn on select Fridays throught the summer months provided by Grundy Bank and WCSJ/WJDK. Entertainers vary for each concert. At most Brown Bag Fridays the Grundy Bank Caring Committee has a concession stand with hot dog lunches to benefit local charities.
Each year Grundy Bank sponsors a Hot Dog Eating Contest as part of our Brown Bag Fridays. The contestants are a variety of local government officials, community leaders, not for profit volunteers and fellow business men and women. Each contestant selects an organization to benefit from the event. Whether or not they win the competition, each organization will walk away with a donation.
Morris Community High School and Saratoga Grade School Bands have performed at our Brown Bag concert series with concession proceeds benefiting both bands.
Our annual Brown Bag Friday Ice Cream Social is always a hit with our patriotic ice cream stand. Scoops are sold for 25 cents each with unlimited toppings. All proceeds benefit the Grundy Bank Caring Committee.
Our annual Kids Day event raised money to purchase school supplies for our local schools and families who need assistance. Our Kids Day includes a Karaoke Contest, coloring contest, games, face painting and lots of fun for the kids in our community.
Grundy Bank is a proud supporter of United Way of Grundy County. Each year employees pledge their personal funds to help support the organization along with a donation from Grundy Bank. In 2013 we raised $3,600 in our combined efforts.
Back to School Drive
The employees at our Wilmington and Morris locations held a Back to School drive for students at Bruning Elementary School, LJ Stevens Intermediate School, Saratoga School and White Oak Elementary and were able to donate school supplies for children who need them.
Annual Coat Drive
The Caring Committee's Annual Coat Drive collected over 3,200 coats in 7 years. Many of the donations were given to We Care of Grundy County, Cornerstone, Saratoga Grade School, White Oak Elementary School, Kuzma Care, Christian Help Association and Diamond/Coal City tornado relief efforts.
Habitat for Humanity Day
Grundy Bank employees and family members had the privilege of helping out Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity by painting one of their newest homes.
Every Christmas our Caring Committee adopts one to two families through We Care of Grundy County. In addition to employees buying gifts, we hold an annual bake sale for our Adopt-a-Family.
Teach Children to Save
Grundy Bank employees participate in the national Teach Children to Save program which is sponsored by the American Bankers Association as an effort to help young ones develop a savings habit early in life. We were able to visit with students at Saratoga Grade School and LJ Stevens Intermediate School to discuss money and the concept of saving!
Grundy Bank was excited to announce our partnership with EverFi, a new interactive financial literacy program for high school students. This program provides financial education lessons which students use to make key financial decisions throughout their life. The students receive a Certification in Financial Literacy upon successful completion. We have students enrolled at Morris Community High School with no cost to the school.
Grundy Bank and the City of Morris Fireworks Extravaganza
Every year, Grundy Bank and the City of Morris sponsors the Fireworks Extravaganza at the Grundy County Fairgrounds.
Additional events include...
- Salvation Army Bell Ringing
- Meals on Wheels
- Gus Macker
- Jean Day Fridays