Union Savings Bankofficials said education will be the focus of its 2016 Foundation Grant Program.

“Education is an element intertwined through many agencies in our local communities,” said Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia C. Merkle. “We believe education is a powerful tool in changing the health and well being of individuals and providing skills to build a stable life.”

Established in 1998, the USB Foundation provides grants to nonprofits.

Union Savings Bank supports local charitable activities, regardless of fluctuations in the local economy, or bank earnings.

Interested organizations can submit applications through July 31.

For information, visit www.unionsavings.com/giving-back/usb-foundation/apply.