Our Corporate Giving Profile | Mission | History | Ambler Savings Bank

About Us



Why Ambler Savings Bank? 

We are proud to be an independent, mutual bank, which simply means that we have no shareholders.

  • With no direct ownership, we operate as a cooperative governed by a Board of Trustees, deeply committed to remaining independent and rooted in our communities.
  • Through our knowledge of the local market and trends, we serve the best interests of our customers, in ways that others can't.
  • Decision-making is done right here in Ambler by bankers that live in the community.
  • Your funds are secure here. Our membership with the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) insures deposits up to $250,000 per depositor.
  • Digital banking solutions are available for your convenience, such as online and mobile banking, remote deposit capture and Digital Wallet.

Our Mission

  • Deliver personalized service through innovative technologies.
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive organization that rewards excellence, integrity, and loyalty.
  • Unite our communities through philanthropy and service.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be your trusted partner and creative problem solver.

Community Support

Since 1874, we have made an impact in the local community through charitable giving. We also reinvest customer deposits locally by lending to area consumers and small businesses. Lending decisions are always made in Ambler by bankers that live in the community. We take the time to understand the unique needs of our community and and value every relationship.

We generously contribute financially and our employees volunteer their time supporting a variety of non-profit organizations. Our Board of Trustees targets to donate 5-7% of our after-tax profits to local area charitable and civic organizations. We believe that giving is more important than simply raising our public profile. Our actions are deeply tied to our mission. We have developed categories to guide our charitable giving.

A majority of our donations support the following:

  • Education & Youth Development
  • Affordable Housing 
  • Hunger, Poverty & Social Services
  • Community Development

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Contributions & Sponsorships – We contribute to non-profit organizations and sponsor events that support a variety of causes. For donation requests, please click the link below.


Educational Giving – Ambler Savings Bank is proud to be a part of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. Each year we donate over $150,000 to local schools and non-profit organizations to fund educational programming.

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Matching Grant Program - As the pandemic shut down businesses in 2020, we quickly realized the loss local non-profit organizations were also experiencing. So we launched our Matching Grant Program, offering non-profits a dollar-for-dollar matching gift for funds raised up to $5,000. The program continues today. Grants are awarded to one organization each quarter.

Since 2020, we've helped raise over $150,000 through this initiative!

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Employee Matching Gifts - As part of the Bank’s commitment to making a positive impact in the communities we serve, we offer our employees a Matching Gift Program. We encourage employees to contribute to the causes they care about most. The Bank makes a 1:1 match up to $500 per employee, per calendar year.


Outdoor Digital Signage - Our Ambler, Bally and Limerick Branches feature outdoor digital signage. We accept and welcome requests from non-profit and municipal organizations to have their message featured on our sign. Please use the request form at the link below.

Digital Signage Request Form

Donation Request Form

Charitable Giving 

We are committed to supporting our community through donations to non-profit organizations. When our community thrives, so do we. Take a look at where our donations go.

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2022 Impact Report 

2022 Giving All Facts Test


Employee Matching Gift Program

In 2022, we launched a new Employee Matching Gift Program! Since the start, we have generated over $31,000 in donations to local charities through the program. The Bank makes a 1:1 match up to $500 per employee, per calendar year. Together we make a difference.

 Employee Matching Gift Photo 2023

2023 Employee Matching Gift Recipients

  • ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia
  • American Heart Association of Philadelphia
  • Animal Aid USA (Philadelphia Region)
  • Bethanna
  • Cat Angel Network
  • Catholic Charities of Philadelphia
  • Do Better 4 Steve
  • Fort Washington Elementary School PTA
  • Family Promise Montco PA (formerly InterFaith Housing Alliance)
  • Foundation for Boyertown Education
  • Garden of Health Food Bank
  • Integrate for Good
  • Jefferson Health
  • Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
  • Kisses For Kyle
  • Laurel House
  • New Hanover Lutheran Church Food Pantry
  • New Hope-Solebyry School District
  • North Light COmmunity Center
  • One House at a Time
  • Pillars of Light & Love
  • Plymouth Community Ambulance
  • Shriners Hospital for Children - Philadelphia
  • The Ryan Fund (Archbishop Ryan High School Scholarship Fund)
  • Tiny Bubbles Foundation
  • Wissahickon Valley Public Library

 Volunteering & Outreach

Our community outreach committee looks for opportunities to volunteer. We also participate in outreach events and donation drives.


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Donation Drives
Every year our employees and customers help collect for a variety of local organizations, such as Toys for Tots, Philabundance, Mattie Dixon Community Food Cupboard, Daily Bread Community Food Pantry and Boyertown Area Multi-Service.


Limerick Community Day 2021

Community Events
We participate in local community days, festivals and cultural events in the towns we serve.

Day of Service 2021

Employee Day of Service
Last year our employees volunteered during a day off, with Variety, The Children's Charity.





Our History


The Village of Ambler was made up of 35 residences, a lumber yard, a coal yard and two mills. A group of businessmen gathered at the home of Davis Yerkes and created the town's first building and loan association. Incorporated as the Ambler Building and Loan Association, the mission was simply to provide affordable home financing.


By our 75th Anniversary, we had financed over 2,000 homes. In the immediate years after World War II, the Association financed over 100 homes for veterans returning home.


We built new offices at 44 East Butler Avenue and changed our name to Ambler Savings and Loan Association to better reflect our expanding mission. We quickly outgrew this new space and purchased land at 155 East Butler Avenue.

Ambler Savings Bank 1960s


We moved into the newly constructed headquarters building at 155 East Butler Avenue, which featured a large lobby, and for the first time, a drive-up teller window.

Ambler Savings Bank 1990


We opened our first satellite branch in Schwenksville. It served the community until 2018.

Schwenksville Branch


Our name was changed to Ambler Savings Bank to reflect the full line of consumer and business banking services we offer.



Grand Opening of the Limerick Branch at 438 West Ridge Pike, Limerick.

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Grand opening of our Fairview Village Branch at 3009 West Germantown Pike, Fairview Village.

Fairview Village Opening


We celebrated our 140th anniversary and embarked on our most ambitious project – the demolition of our Ambler headquarters and reconstruction of a new building in the heart of historic Ambler.

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Our new headquarters opened to the public on April 25, 2016. The building incorporates ecologically friendly features and houses a modern bank branch connected with our lenders, support staff, and senior management. Most importantly, the space allows us to grow and continue to serve our customers as an independent, mutual financial institution for many more years.

Grand Opening Board 2016


We merged with Bally Savings Bank giving us our first branch in Berks County. This merger allowed the customers of Bally Savings Bank to access an expanded menu of banking products and services previously unavailable while still enjoying the benefits of a community bank. In 2019, the Bally Branch was completely remodeled and a drive-thru station was added.

Bally Branch Opening 2019
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