Eligibility Requirments

To apply for the A. James Lavoie Scholarship or a grant from the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation or a contribution from Middlesex Savings Bank, applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations serving one or more communities served by Middlesex Savings Bank.

Communities include:

Acton, Ashland, Ayer, Bedford, Bellingham, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dover, Dunstable, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Groton, Harvard, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Northborough, Norwood, Pepperell, Sharon, Sherborn, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Upton, Walpole, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, Westford, Weston, Westwood and Wrentham.

Project Support:

Projects for which support is sought should benefit people who live or work in the region. While preference is given to organizations primarily serving the aforementioned cities and towns (the community), the Board will also consider funding for programs which reach a broader, more regional area, as long as such area incorporates the community.


Given the Foundation’s pivot back to core programming, all organization’s that meet eligibility requirements will be eligible to apply for a grant during our second cycle of 2021. Please note, if you apply and are approved for 2021 second cycle funding, you’ll next be eligible to apply to the Foundation in 2023.


Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation will not fund political or sectarian activities. Additionally, it will not fund organizations which utilize a fiscal agent.