Community Giving Program

Community is at the center of all that we do at Severn Bank. Severn is committed to making an impact in our communities by primarily focusing our support efforts in the areas of Community Development, Youth, Education, the Arts and the Environment:

Community Development

We seek to support organizations and programs that promote wellness and stability in our community, particularly in regard to benefiting low-to-moderate income individuals.

Youth

We look for programs that support the education, health and safety of the youth in our communities.

Education

Our support is aimed at programs that foster academic achievement for students, as well as parent effectiveness and professional staff preparation.

The Arts

We support community-based arts organizations that lend to the diversity and culture of our communities.

The Environment

We support organizations that advance efforts for the restoration and maintenance of the health of the Chesapeake Bay region.

     

    To be eligible for support from Severn Bank, organizations must be nonprofit, tax-exempt as defined in section 501(c) 3 of the internal revenue code, or a public service organization or institution. Severn Bank attempts to award donations and contributions to qualified nonprofit organizations located in communities where bank associates have a presence. Political and religious organizations are not eligible except in the case of nonsectarian social service organizations.

    Financial Donations

    Severn Bank makes financial donations for non-profits. Requests should be sent in writing with an outline of the requested donation.

    Volunteers

    Severn Bank encourages its associates to be out in the community volunteering for a variety of projects. Our paid-time employee volunteer program focuses on our priority areas outlined above. This may include working at a relief center, assisting with financial education, or mentoring. If your organization could benefit from our volunteers, let us know.

    How to Apply

    To apply for support from the Community Giving Program at Severn Bank, please download and complete the following application, sign it and mail it to the address provided. In addition to the application, applicants may also submit a cover letter of up to two 8.5″ x 11″ pages and pertinent organization or program material. If it is deemed necessary, Severn will request additional specific information from the applicant.

    Community Giving Program Application Form (doc)

    Please submit your completed application to:

    Kevin Carter
    Community Reinvestment Officer
    200 Westgate Circle, Suite 200
    Annapolis, MD 21401

    Applications will be evaluated bi-monthly by Severn Bank’s Community Giving Committee, a committee of Severn Bank associates.

    If you have questions about the Community Giving Program or its procedures, please call Kevin Carter at (410) 260-2133