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Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation Awards $340,000 to 34 Local Nonprofits

June 02, 2021
Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation announced its donation of $340,000 to local nonprofits through its Operating Support Program.
The Foundation, which has been distributing grants for more than 20 years, temporarily pivoted to a special Operating Support Program to help nonprofits as they manage through the lingering impact of the pandemic. The program grants organizations the flexibility to use the donations in a wide variety of ways, including the funding of supplies, staffing and other overhead expenses.
“The pandemic amplified the needs of some of our most vulnerable community members,” said Jean A. Goldsberry, CEO of Minute Man Arc. “People with disabilities living in Minute Man Arc group homes suddenly needed round-the-clock support when their day programs were shuttered. Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation stepped up to defray the unexpected staffing expenses, a true partner at a truly difficult time.”
The 34 grant recipients represent a broad range of nonprofit organizations throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts:
Grant Recipient  Town/City Headquarters
2Life Communities Brighton
Bethany Hill Place Framingham
Big Brothers Big Sisters Central MA/MetroWest Worcester
Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest Framingham
Caritas Communities Braintree
Circle of Hope Needham
Clear Path for Veterans, Inc. Devens
Community Farms Outreach Waltham
Dignity Matters Wayland
Discovery Museum, Inc. Acton
Framingham Historical and Natural History Society Framingham
Framingham State University Foundation, Inc. Framingham
Gaining Ground Concord
Habitat for Humanity North Central Mass Acton
Hoops and Homework Framingham
Littleton Community Farm Littleton
Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program Lincoln
Lovin' Spoonfuls Boston
MetroWest Legal Services Framingham
MetroWest Nonprofit Network Framingham
MetroWest YMCA Framingham
Minute Man Arc Concord
Programs for People Framingham
Project Just Because Hopkinton
Rise Above Foundation Northbridge
Samaritans Boston
Seven Hills Worcester
SPARK Kindness Natick
Springwell, Inc. Waltham
Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Harvard
Walker, Inc. Needham
Waltham Boys & Girls Club Waltham
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Framingham
YMCA of Greater Boston/Charles River Boston

“Middlesex is humbled to be in a position to support 34 worthy nonprofit organizations through our Operating Support Program. These grant recipients have persevered through an incredibly challenging time so that they may continue to support individuals and families in our area,” said Dana Neshe, president of the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. “The grants reflect our understanding of all that the organizations do to make our communities better places to live.”  
by Middlesex Savings Bank