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CBL State Savings Bank donated $15,000 to the Tiny Homes project for the homeless through Daily Bread Ministries.

In 2020, Daily Bread Ministries hopes to complete construction and open five tiny homes in conjunction with the Greer Soup Kitchen. This tiny home concept allows for shelter for the homeless in transitional and emergency situations and will be an extension of the current STEP program for families in the Greer Family Shelter.

STEP simply means the “Shelter to Empower People” and with the addition of the five tiny homes there will be greater opportunity to serve the homeless individuals and couples in the community.  This program offers shelter, food from Greer Soup Kitchen, life ski...

The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation has given $12,500 to Greer Community Ministries for the purchase of a climate controlled storage building.

GCM is a faith based organization with the philosophy that, “no elderly, home bound or disadvantaged person in the Greater Greer area will go hungry.” In 2018, Meals on Wheels delivered 70,442 hot and freshly prepared meals in the Greer area. Also, over 7,669 clients were assisted through the Food Pantry and Sharon’s Clothing Closet. An average of 30 Senior Diners were brought to the ministry on week days to fellowship, eat and learn through the program.

 “Greer Community Ministries is blessed to have the CBL Foundation as a signi...

CBL Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000 to Greer Middle College Charter High School

The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation has given $5,000 to the Greer Middle College Charter High School towards the New Activity Center scheduled to be completed in December 2019.

"We are beyond grateful for the support of one of our strongest community members, Citizen's Building and Loan. As a smaller charter school, having a state-of-the-art facility would be unimaginable. But, because of CBL's generosity, our new athletic facility will finally provide a home for the Blazers to defend against our competitors." -Luke Hall, Student Body President

Greer Middle College Charter High School is...

CBL Charitable Foundation Donates $10,000

to Greer Christian Learning Center for Mini-Bus

The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation has given $10,000 to the Greer Christian Learning Center for the purchase of a mini-bus.

The Greer Christian Learning Center, in cooperation with schools and in partnership with parents and churches, provides students in public schools an opportunity to embrace the Gospel through classes, to grow in Christian maturity, and to apply Biblical principles to their lives, families, and communities. Busses are used to transport students to and from the middle school and high school in Greer, and it is important to have the proper transportation for a saf...

CBL Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000
to Greenville Tech Foundation

The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation has given $5,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to provide scholarship assistance for Greer students enrolled in the Quick Jobs with a Future program for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Quick Jobs with a Future provides short-term training to build the skills needed to enter a career field. Most participants are unemployed, underemployed or people re-entering the workforce. CBL, as a long-term donor, has enabled 58 Greer students to receive training. 

“Quick Jobs training is matched to local employer needs, and CBL is helping us provide more people with access to thi...

The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation has given $15,000 to Operation Hope.

Operation Hope is a faith-based ecumenical, 501c3 non-profit, outreach ministry that provides a tremendous number of programs and services for the Spartanburg County District 1 area, including:  Food Pantry and Supply Closet, Clothing Closet, Resale Shop, Financial Assistance, Computer Kiosks & Employment Readiness and more.

 “Thank you CBL State Savings Bank for believing in the ministry of Operation Hope as we go about doing God's work.  Operation Hope board members, volunteers and I are so happy, relieved, and grateful to be the recipient of $15,000 from the CBL State Savings Grant Foundation. Th...

CBL State Savings Bank is proud to recognize Senior VP, Brent Garrett, for being nationally named one of Independent Banker’s Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders.

Independent Banker, the flagship publication of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), has named Brent S. Garrett, CBL State Saving’s Bank Senior Vice President, as one of its 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders. The first-annual, nomination-based award recognizes up-and-coming community bankers who demonstrate exceptional potential in leadership, innovation and community work.

“This group of young professionals should give all of us a sense of pride and optimism as we look to the future of America’s communit...

April 30, 2019

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Jennifer T. Jones was elected to the Board of Directors for CBL State Savings Bank.  She currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Jones will be a voting member of the board and serve dual roles in leadership for the community and the customers of CBL State Savings Bank.

Jennifer T. Jones, who has been with CBL since 2000, states, “It is a privilege to serve among the great leaders of our community and, now, with the great leaders of our board. For more than a century, CBL State Savings Bank has been helping generations of people—some with savings plans and others with mortgages, and we are looking to the future.  We have already expanded ou...

April 24, 2019


Mobile devices, such as smartphones, smart watches, and tablets, continue to advance and innovate at an astonishing rate. As a result, some people replace their mobile devices as frequently as every year. Unfortunately, people often do not realize how much personal data is on these devices. Below we cover what may be on your mobile device and how you should securely wipe it before disposing of it. If your mobile device was issued to you by your employer, or has any work data stored on it, be sure to check with your supervisor about proper backup and disposal procedures first.

Your Information

Mobile devices store more sensitive data than many people realize, often far more than your co...

August 29, 2018

CBL Charitable Foundation has donated $5,000 to Greer Relief & Resources Agency, Inc.

Greer Relief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that exists to transform neighbors in need into neighbors who thrive by providing services to eliminate poverty and overcome barriers to success. Its service area includes Greenville and Spartanburg counties, focusing many services in Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman and Wellford.

“This grant will go to help neighbors in need with emergency crisis assistance to stay in their homes,” said Greer Relief Executive Director Carolina Robertson. “We appreciate this support from CBL, which defines our motto, Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

CBL President and C...

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