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Donation Request Guidlines

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Donation Request Policy and Guidelines

Community Savings Bank has been a generous supporter in our 100 + year history and has
granted thousands of donation requests in an effort to further our involvement within the
community and its organizations. Donations have ranged from national organization
fundraisers such as Relay for Life to local school raffles. Because the requests are so great,
guidelines have been implemented in order to assist as many organizations as possible. If you
are interested in seeking a donation, please review the following guidelines before submitting
your request. Community Savings Bank reserves the right to handle each donation request on
a case-by-case basis.

Monetary Donations and Sponsorships:

Monetary donations and sponsorship requests will only be considered if you are a nonprofit organization. The contribution must be used to raise funds for the benefit of at least
one of the following purposes:
  • Health
  • Education
  • Community Service
  • Youth Activities
  • Cultural
  • Special Community Projects
  • Environmental Other Criteria
    • Priority will be given to organizations that foster growth and development within the
      communities we support.
    • Donations can only be given to organizations that are not for profit and an Exempt
      Status number must be included in your request.
    • Donations will be made on a relative need basis. Groups with greater need will be given

Community Savings Bank does not consider donation requests for the following:

  • Requests from individuals
  • Religious groups (except those that bank with us)
  • Political parties, candidates or causes
  • Incomplete applications
  • Requests with less than proper notification
Many factors are included in the evaluation of these proposals. If more information
about a specific organization is needed, a member of Community Savings Bank's donations
committee will contact the organization. During the review process, we may arrange a
meeting or site visit to discuss the project. When the review process is complete,
Community Savings Bank's donations committee will determine if a request is approved
or declined. Requests for donations are reviewed by our donations committee twice a

Please submit your written proposal to:
Community Savings Bank
Donations Committee
101 E. Union St
Edgewood, Ia 52042

Community Savings Bank will make every effort to process your request in a timely
manner. All organizations will be contacted regardless of approval or denial of your
request. A decision to deny a request does not imply that the applicant's program is not
needed or worthy, but simply that it does not fall within our giving guidelines, priorities,
or that funds are not available.