Community Impact

At Pennian Bank, we know the importance of giving back to the communities where we live and work. We are grateful to be able to give thousands of dollars a year in donations to local charitable organizations. Additionally, we utilize the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program to donate money to eligible educational organizations.

Unlike larger banks, community banks reinvest in our community. Your deposits and loan dollars directly support local residents and organizations. Community banks also create jobs which are beneficial for a healthy, local economy. We are dedicated to offering financial services for everyone, making banking more attainable to local residents.

Community Events

Banking on Youth

Pennian Bank is committed to supporting our local communities and what better way to give back than to provide educators with an opportunity to receive a $300 check to support an innovative classroom project.

We are pleased to present our local teachers with our Annual Banking on Youth Program, to assist with funding for three area teachers in Certified teachers of grades pre-K – 12 in the Juniata, Perry, Cumberland and York County public, private or parochial elementary or high school. To be considered, educators must complete the Banking on Youth Application Form linked below by October 15, 2023. 

Applications will be reviewed anonymously and chosen by employees of Pennian Bank. 

Customer Appreciation Day – October 20

Join us for snacks and be sure to register at any office for your chance to win a gift card!

Charitable Donations and Sponsorship Requests

It is Pennian Bank’s mission to support our community organizations and have granted thousands of donation requests since our inception in 1864. 

Because we receive multiple requests daily, priority is given to bank customers whose organizations foster growth and development within the communities we support.

Our charitable support focuses on the following areas:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Housing/Access to basic needs (food, shelter, family stabilization)
  • Economic Development

Pennian Bank does not consider donation requests from the following:

  • Requests from individuals (trips, sports tournaments, etc)
  • Requests to cover travel costs for clubs.
  • Requests for projects from individuals.
  • Requests from individual Girl Scout or Boy Scout Troops. We make donations to regional councils.
  • Requests for political organizations or events
  • Requests for business start-up/operating costs
  • Requests that are out of our market area
  • Requests that involve drugs/alcohol/adult content

Please note: Requests over $500 are only reviewed once a month, so please allow 4-6 weeks for these requests to be answered. Click below to fill out our online donation/sponsorship request form:

For questions, please contact Heather Miltenberger at or Bobbi Leister at

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