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Our Commitment to Our Communities

Request a Grant from Peoples Bank Foundation, Inc.

If you are interested in applying for a monetary donation for your community or organization, we would love to hear about your needs.

Simply review the process, complete our online application, and submit with the required information (as listed on the application).

The Robert E. Evans Education Fund

Interested in our scholarship opportunities for education? Peoples Bank created The Robert E. Evans Education Fund to honor the namesake who was the first president and chief executive officer of Peoples Bancorp, Inc. and the sixth president of Peoples Bank. The scholarship honors his memory in grateful appreciation of his dedication to persistence, determination and his belief in the power of learning. Over 50 scholarships for more than $75,000 have been awarded from 2022-2023.

Peoples Bank Foundation, Inc. Contributions

The Peoples Bank Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) supports local programs that help low to moderate-income individuals and families and supports other charitable organizations to foster a lasting impact. The Foundation centers its contributions and volunteer efforts in the following areas:

Community Investment & Economic Development

Peoples values the many community-focused organizations that exist to strengthen the infrastructure of our communities and families. Each year, we contribute to local parks, trails, playgrounds, community centers, historic landmarks, and more.

Youth & Education

Our youth will be our tomorrow. Peoples strives to protect the potential of the next generation by continually supporting and emphasizing educational opportunities for our youth. We contribute school supplies, scholarship funds, and educational materials to students. We also partner with local schools and community organizations to lead recreational, cultural, and financial literacy programs. See more about our educational scholarships.

Health & Human Services

Peoples Bank helps various local food banks and nonprofit organizations provide individuals and families with food, clothing, health care support, and other life-changing resources. We also raise funds and awareness for worthy causes like medical research, anti-poverty, domestic violence prevention, and much more.

Arts & Culture

We believe fostering creativity and promoting the arts can help stimulate local economies and cultivate vibrant communities. We support numerous arts and cultural initiatives, like art centers, museums, concerts, and children's music, art, and theater programs.


Peoples Bank covers a beautiful footprint across much of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, as well as portions of Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Vermont, and Minnesota. Ensuring our local communities' future generations prosperity includes taking care of the environment that we find ourselves in. Peoples is committed to partnering with local organizations sharing a vision of environmental sustainability for an even brighter tomorrow.

Grants and Scholarships Awarded

As of December, 2023, the Peoples Bank Foundation, Inc. has awarded over $7.1 million in grants and scholarships since its inception in 2003.

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Community Volunteerism and Reinvestment

Peoples Bank associates make contributions by volunteering and holding leadership roles in various community-focused organizations.

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*2020 - 2022 Community Reinvestment volunteer activities center on affordable housing, community services targeted to low to moderate-income (LMI) individuals, activities that promote economic development and activities that revitalize or stabilize LMI geographies.

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