Community Involvement

JCB Works to Improve Quality of Life in Our Communities

The Directors, Officers and Staff of JCB believe wholeheartedly in the importance of bringing value to the communities we serve. Monetary donations to worthwhile organizations in Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings, Lawrence, Monroe and surrounding counties are distributed annually. In addition, an abundance of time and talent is donated generously by JCB team members to local organizations and programs working to improve the quality of life in our communities.

Helping Our Communities During the Pandemic

JCB has recently made significant financial contributions to several community organizations that are dedicated to supporting families in need due to the COVID–19 pandemic. As the pandemic continues, JCB will continue to evaluate how we can assist those in need.   

Schneck Foundation Board  –  Not Every Hero Wears a Cape 
This organization took the initiative to fuel their front lines during this challenging time. The goal was to deliver “bottomless” baskets to front lines. “Bottomless” meaning that when the basket is nearly empty there is a number at the bottom to call for a refill, which is the foundation office.                         

Jackson County United Way – Jackson County COVID-19 Response; Emergency Relief Fund
In order to partner with nonprofits, to ensure there are direct services being provided like childcare, food, and housing & utility assistance in place- while keeping an eye on future unmet and emerging needs. Jackson County United Way will continue to work with city, county and agency leaders to identify resource and service gaps.

Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County – United Way of Bartholomew County COVID-19 Relief Fund
Donations collected through the COVID-19 Relief Fund will be distributed to partner agencies who are best positioned to help with critical needs during this time and to ensure these organizations can continue serving their clients and community. The purpose of the fund is to address the short and long-term needs of Bartholomew County related to the physical, mental, social, economic, and systemic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. These needs include food, food distribution, housing and utility assistance, prescription assistance, emergency childcare, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, etc. 

United Way of South Central Indiana (Bedford)COVID – 19 Community Fund
Supporting those in need that have suffered devastating financial or health impact because of COVID–19. 

Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington – Community Emergency Relief Camp (CERC)
A specialized club program to support the children of essential workers to meet a portion of childcare needs. The program is designed to serve the youth and families of healthcare professionals and first responders by following federal and state guidelines to ensure the safety of kids, families and staff. Our donation will provide financial support for one week. 

Boys and Girls Club of Seymour – Operational Support
The Boys & Girls Club of Seymour chose to keep open doors and open hearts. Here are some of the initiative that they have done to serve the children and families of our community, kept their dedicated staff employed and equip them with proper safety equipment. Kept their doors open 11 hours a day, up from the normal four hours during the year. Purchased 3X the budgeted amount of sanitation supplies to honor CDC guidelines. Provide three days a week of one-on-one e-learning assistance to all their members. Secure weekly food donations to eliminate the food transportation concern for parents. Coordinated weekend food backpacks for over 80 families each week. Boys and Girls Club increased their staffing to provide safe supervision even in the face of special event cancellations and grant closures. They have also offered numerous scholarships to essential workers for their children.

Bartholomew County Community School – School Supply Assistance Program 
Contribution to support the purchase of school supplies for students K-12 in Bartholomew County. The program will provide backpacks stuffed with school essentials for approximately 2,000 children.  

Jackson County United WayStuff the Bus 
Contribution to support the purchase of school supplies for students K-12 in Jackson County. The program provides various school supplies to students in Jackson County through financial support and school supply donations at drop off locations. Due to COVID-19, drop off locations are in jeopardy and may not be supported by local businesses


JCB’s bowling team at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser.<Committed to Financial Education

As banking experts, JCB has long been involved in financial literacy initiatives. Working through established service organizations in our communities, JCB provides human and monetary resources for the benefit of youth and adult financial literacy.

Pictured here: JCB’s bowling team at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser.

Investing in Our Communities

JCB’s history is deeply entrenched in the history of our communities. We carry that legacy on through our support of organizations including local Chambers of Commerce, industrial development organizations, and community foundations.

JCB’s Sammy Saver visiting with some of his fans.Supporting Our Schools

JCB supports schools at all levels in our areas, both academic and athletic initiatives. Our belief is that children blossoming in school will one day be our employees and our customers, and now is the time to help them build a foundation for a vibrant future.

Pictured here: JCB’s Sammy Saver visiting with some of his fans.

Commercial bankerEncouraging Our Employees in Their Volunteer Work

With approximately 5,700 hours of volunteer work reported in the past  year, JCB’s employees work hard in the office and outside it. Our employees are volunteer business teachers, church leaders, board members, lunch hour service organization members, and donors. If you see JCB team members wearing jeans at work, ask them why: Chances are good that they earned the opportunity by making a donation or participating in a charitable endeavor.

Pictured here: JCB's Ashley Abner was named Volunteer of the Year by the Columbus Young Professionals group.