Published quarterly by Standard Bank, The Rising Standard offers expert advice, tips, and bank news for businesses and their employees.

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$2,500 Grant Awarded to the Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation

Frostburg, Md. — The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation to help fund “Elementary Edibles,” an impactful health and science enrichment program for disadvantaged children. “Elementary Edibles” provides a school-year-long, hands-on edible gardening program designed to increase student willingness to try healthy foods by 20% or more […]

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$5,000 Grant Awarded to Pennies from Heaven

The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to Pennies from Heaven, a Pittsburgh-focused charity that supports economically challenged families so they may remain with their sick children who are admitted to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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$3,000 Grant Awarded to Operation Warm

The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Rotary Club of Delmont Salem for their annual Operation Warm project. Operation Warm provides new winter coats for economically disadvantaged elementary school students enrolled in the Greensburg Salem and Penn-Trafford school districts.

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What is a "community bank?"


A community bank is a bank that derives funds and lends to the communities in which it operates–ultimately helping to grow the local economy.

Community banking takes the customer experience to another level with added benefits like one-on-one customer service, products that focus on the customer, and active initiatives to promote community growth. We’re about more than numbers, we’re about relationships with our customers and being a resource in our hometowns. With Standard Bank, you’ll find our associates are long-term professionals who really look out for you and go above and beyond their call of duty. We take great pride in serving you.

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