Local nonprofits who wish to apply for grants from the Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation need to do so prior to October 1st. Information and applications are available on the Merrimack County Savings Bank’s website at themerrimack.com/about/community-involvement.
The Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation was funded by Merrimack County Savings Bank in 1997 for grant-based contributions to non-profit organizations that enrich and improve the quality of life for residents living in the Bank’s service areas. Five Trustees, selected among the Bank’s Corporators and Board of Directors administer the Foundation and its activities, distributing a portion of the Foundation's endowment each year. While not focused on a particular category, the Foundation remains mindful of the receiving organization and its contribution to the quality of life of local residents.
The Foundation has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, environmental monitoring, as well as education and restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances and equipment that helps to save lives. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are awarded to 501C3 nonprofits and public agencies based in greater Concord, Contoocook, Hooksett and greater Nashua.
The Foundation supports projects that represent a high priority for the applicant organization and are related to its mission or development; demonstrate a clear, practical plan with objectives for services, participation and results; leverage other funding and/or voluntary support; offer evidence that project objectives will be accomplished within the grant period and demonstrate cooperation and collaboration with other organizations to provide greater community impact.
Grants are generally not awarded for the following purposes:
For more information about the Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation or to download an application, visit www.themerrimack.com. Applications are also available at any Merrimack office.
The Merrimack is a mutual savings bank that operates for the benefit of its depositors, borrowers and surrounding communities. As a result, the Bank has remained steadfast in fostering the economic health and well-being of the community since it was founded in 1867. The Merrimack has been serving the people, businesses, non-profits and municipalities in central and southern New Hampshire for over 150 years, and was voted “Best Bank” by the Capital Area’s People’s Preferences for the 9th consecutive year (the CAPPIE Awards). The Bank and its employees are inspired by Merrimack style, which is guided by the values of accountability, mutuality, excellence, respect, integrity, teamwork and stewardship. To learn more, visit any of the local offices in Bow, Concord, Contoocook, Hooksett and Nashua, call 800.541.0006 or visit themerrimack.com.