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Generations Secures $50k in Grant Funding for Local Union Springs Non-Profits

Posted On: 01/08/2024

Seneca Falls, N.Y. – Generations Bank announced today that they have secured $50,000 in grant funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY). The funds will be evenly distributed between five Union Springs not-for-profits.

AG Cutrona, SVP – Chief Banking Officer at Generations Bank applied for the FHLBNY grant on behalf of the not-for-profits. Cutrona said, “Generations is committed to giving back to the communities that we serve. We are grateful to the local not-for-profit organizations that work so hard to give back to the Union Springs Community. These grants will have a lasting impact on the organizations receiving the funding and get them off to a positive start to the New Year.” Cutrona thanked Mayor Rob Thurston for his direction, support, and responsiveness during the grant process. He also thanked Tom Settino, Vice President of Member Relations at FHLBNY for making him aware of the funding and application process.

Union Springs Mayor Rob Thurston said, “I can’t thank the team at Generations Bank enough for all their hard work to make this grant a dream come true for our community. The funding that we were able to secure together will provide a huge relief to our community not-for-profits that work so hard every day to take care of our community. We look forward to working with Generations Bank in the future to help our community grow and prosper.”

The five awardees are The Springport Free Library, Frontenac Historical Society, Western Cayuga County Food Pantry, Union Springs Volunteer Fire Department, and the Finger Lakes Region Lions Hearing Foundation.

The Springport Free Library will use its funding to improve its young child reading program area through new materials, area remodeling, and new furniture.

The Frontenac Historical Society recently had to pay for a major boiler replacement. This grant will help offset the purchase of the new boiler.

The Western Cayuga County Food Pantry will use the funding to purchase food and paper products for families and the elderly who are experiencing food insecurity.

The Union Springs Volunteer Fire Department will use their funding to offset the recent purchase of a new emergency tracked UTV that will help them respond to emergencies in remote areas.

The Finger Lakes Region Lions Hearing Foundation, established in 1985, collects used hearing aids to refurbish and give to hearing impaired individuals in need. They will use the funds to work on the hearing aids.

About Generations

Generations partners with businesses, municipalities and residents across the Finger Lakes Region and Western New York to offer banking and financial services. Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Seneca Falls, Generations serves the community from 9 retail locations in Seneca Falls, Auburn, Union Springs, Waterloo, Geneva, Phelps, Farmington, and Medina.