Saturday, January 9, 2010

Foundation awards grants to non-profits

The Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation recently presented grants totaling over $48,000 to 16 not-for-profit organizations, according to Ronald Wilbur, Chairman and CEO of Merrimack County Savings Bank.

Grants totaling over $48,000 were presented to Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Services, Children’s Place & Parent Education Center, Concord Dental Sealant Coalition, Concord Heights Neighborhood Family Center, Concord Hospital, Families in Transition, Friends of Concord City Auditorium, Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Merrimack Valley Day Care Service, Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, New Hampshire Association for the Blind, New Hampshire Humanities Council, Riverbend Community Mental Health, Salvation Army/McKenna House, The Friendly Kitchen, and Welcoming Lights, Inc.

In making the announcement, Wilbur stated, “The Foundation was established in 1997 on the occasion of the bank’s 130th anniversary with the purpose of providing perpetual financial support to the communities we serve. It is one way in which we give back to the communities which have helped us grow and prosper over the years.”

Applications for grants are received by the Foundation annually, during September. Not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations interested in making funding requests to the Foundation should contact Merrimack County Savings Bank. Founded in 1867, Merrimack County Savings Bank is a mutual savings bank headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire, with seven full service offices in Concord, Bow, Contoocook and Nashua. The bank offers a wide variety of deposit, loan, and convenience services to individuals, businesses and organizations. Deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Bank assets total over $575 million. For more information, please visit or call 603-225-2793.

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