ESSA Bank & Trust Donates $15K Grant to the RiseUp Fund

ESSA Bank & Trust Donates $15K Grant to the RiseUp Fund

Stroudsburg, PA (May 9th, 2023) – ESSA Bank & Trust is proud to announce their $15K grant donation to the RiseUp Fund, which will help first time home buyers with closing assistance.  This is ESSA’s second grant to RiseUp, after a successful grant in 2022 helped two first-time homeowners achieve their dreams in Folcroft and Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.


The RiseUp Fund is an independent, federally chartered nonprofit organization that was created by Houwzer, the nation’s largest one-stop-shop real estate brokerage platform, to provide a clear path toward homeownership for underserved families. The fund achieves this through continued education, financial assistance, and empowerment.


About the Company:

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for its wholly owned subsidiary, ESSA Bank & Trust, which was formed in 1916. Headquartered in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the Company has total assets of $1.9 billion and has 21 community offices throughout the Greater Pocono, Lehigh Valley, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and suburban Philadelphia areas. ESSA Bank & Trust offers a full range of commercial and retail financial services, asset management and trust services, investment services through Ameriprise Financial Institutions Group and insurance benefit services through ESSA Advisory Services, LLC. ESSA Bancorp Inc. stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market (SM) under the symbol “ESSA.”


About the RiseUp Fund:

RiseUp has a vision that every individual or family who is able to sustain the responsibilities of homeownership can achieve that milestone and build future wealth without discrimination. Our mission is to accelerate generational wealth of the underserved through homeownership. Owning one’s home has always been the clearest path to wealth in America, but without equal rights or access, it’s not always been achievable for many. By leveling the playing field through financial assistance, homebuyer education and mentoring programs, RiseUp supports upward mobility for many families who have been left behind. The Fund adheres to the economic guidelines set forth in the ALICE classification as defined by the United Way. Learn more or apply at


About Houwzer:

Houwzer is a next-generation real estate brokerage and home services company built around the customer. Its full-service, salaried agents and mortgage advisors help homeowners save when they sell and trust when they buy. Houwzer’s proprietary technology is a unified, end-to-end platform that streamlines the entire transaction with an integrated one-stop shopping experience. The company employs agents and advisors, who receive base and variable salary instead of commissions, allowing them to focus on service, not just sales. Houwzer has maintained an industry-leading Net Promoter Score of 84 and an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from over thousands of client reviews online. Since launching in 2015, Houwzer has saved home sellers tens of millions along the East Coast and helped clients buy or sell thousands of homes worth more than $2 billion. To learn more, visit