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Charitable Foundation

Since June 2000 the Foundation has provided more than $2 million in grants to over 200 non-profit organizations providing critical community services throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts.

Established as a nonprofit, private charitable foundation to further carry out the philanthropic mission of Middlesex Savings Bank, the Foundation aims to fund eligible organizations in the Bank's CRA market area in any economic environment.  Middlesex Savings Bank initially provided $2 million on an endowment basis, and continues to add to the endowment annually.  As of October 2013, the endowment now totals $11.1 million.  The Foundation currently provides annual scholarship support to college bound seniors in addition to its principle grant-making philanthropic programs.

The Board has made some changes of note for 2014.  The Community Development Program has been revised and renamed to the Basic Human Needs Program.  Also, grant requests of up to $20,000 will now be considered.

Please note that you can also access the on-line application by clicking on any of the grant programs listed above.

Click here for more information on our current grant initiatives and for information and to contact us. 

2014 A. James lavoie scholarship

We are currently in the process of determining the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation eighth annual $5,000 A. James Lavoie Scholarship Essay Contest winner. 
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.  They must also plan to attend a four-year college program, and graduate from one of 30 area public, charter or vocational high schools.  The winner is selected from among eligible applicants by an independent committee on the basis of strength and quality of submitted essays. 
Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation was established as a non-profit charitable foundation in 2000 through an endowment provided by Middlesex Savings Bank to ensure funding of scholarships and worthy non-profits in any economic climate.

Recent Contributions

The Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation was pleased to award grants to the following organizations in the 2013 grant cycles.  Each of these organizations makes a unique and valuable contribution to the quality of life in our communities.  Please follow the links below to see the grant recipients.


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