Legence Bank was a recipient of a $20,000 grant, through a partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB), for COVID-19 neighborhood relief. With this funding, Legence awarded 50 grants to local organizations in all southern Illinois and southern Indiana.

As a local community bank operating in low to moderate income areas, Legence focuses heavily on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to support local businesses and non-profit organizations. With the grant from FHLB, Legence is able to assist local businesses during these challenging times.

“We are proud to support the important work these local businesses and non-profit organizations are doing by providing funding that will truly make a difference in the communities we serve in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Kevin Beckemeyer, president and CEO of Legence Bank.

In Metropolis, $300 grants were awarded to the following organizations: Happy Hearts Senior Center, Project Hope, Metropolis Head Start, Weekend Blessings and Guardian Family Services.

Legence Bank began providing banking services in southern Illinois in 1906. Today, the bank maintains $560 million in assets and operates 12 branch locations across southern Illinois and one in southern Indiana. For more information, visit LegenceBank.com.

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