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Middlesex Supports Community With $330,079 in Grants

Date: 6/30/17

Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit, private charitable foundation established by Middlesex Savings Bank, awarded a total of $330,079 to 22 nonprofit organizations based in Eastern and Central Massachusetts durings its first wave of annual grantmaking.

Five organizations are first-time Foundation grant recipients – Boston Area Gleaners, Circle of Hope, Daniel J. McCarthy Memorial Fund, Science from Scientists, and SPARK Kindness.

Dedicated to supporting a broad range of community needs, the Foundation remains committed to three core areas– educational opportunities, basic human needs, and non-profit capacity building. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $4 million in grants to more than 400 nonprofits.

In addition to its principal grant-making programs, the Foundation also provides annual scholarship support to college-bound high school seniors. To date, it has helped hundreds of high school seniors with over $450,000 in scholarship awards, including the annual A. James Lavoie Scholarship.

2017 Cycle One Grant Recipients

Each of the organizations receiving a grant provides critical community services to the communities served by Middlesex Savings Bank. Recipients are:

Grant RecipientTown
Habitat for Humanity North Central MassActon
Household Goods, Inc.Acton
Daniel J. McCarthy Memorial FundActon
Science from ScientistsBedford
Gaining GroundConcord
The Nature ConnectionConcord
The Learning Center for the DeafFramingham
Jeff's Place Childrens Bereavement Center, Inc.Framingham
MetroWest Legal ServicesFramingham
MetroWest Mediation ServicesFramingham
South Middlesex Opportunity CouncilFramingham
Cooperative Elder ServicesLexington
Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding ProgramLincoln
Natick Service CouncilNatick
RCS Learning CenterNatick
SPARK KindnessNatick
Circle of HopeNeedham
Boston Area GleanersWaltham
Waltham Boys & Girls ClubWaltham
Healthcare Without WallsWellesley
Habitat for Humanity of Greater LowellWestford
Big Brothers Big Sisters Central MA / MetroWestWorcester


"With tireless commitment and dedication our grant recipients affect change and help the people living in our communities," said Dana Neshe, president of the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. "They inspire us to be better citizens and remind us that helping those in need is a fundamental duty we all share. Again, we are humbled and honored to support the efforts of our grant recipients."