Barbara Lemieux, 2016

Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation Awards Grants to Local Non-Profits

The Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation is pleased to announce the 21 local non-profits that were awarded a combined $64,485 in grants to assist in their community efforts. Since 1997, the Foundation remains committed to providing financial support to organizations that enrich and improve the quality of life of Granite Staters.

“As a mutual savings bank, it’s important that we give back to the communities that have supported us for the past 155 years,” said Linda Lorden, President of The Merrimack. “Through economic highs and lows, the Foundation finds a way to make these grants possible.”

Boys & Girls Club Central New Hampshire, Sutton
Awarded $2,000 to support the enhancement of outdoor recreation opportunities for Boys & Girls Club members and Sutton Central Elementary School students through the purchase of a GaGa Ball Pit.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua
Awarded $3,850 to support STEM programming for members in grades 4-6 through the purchase of LEGO Education Spike Prime sets.

Brigid’s House of Hope, Concord
Awarded $3,500 to help fund house manager salaries to provide 24/7 staffing at a long-term restorative safe house.

Catholic Charities New Hampshire, Manchester
Awarded $2,500 to help 1,000 low-income, struggling families and individuals receive financial assistance through individualized casework services.

Circle Program, Plymouth
Award $3,000 to provide funding for 2 year-round programs for socially and economically disadvantaged girls ages 9-18.

Concord Dental Sealant Coalition
Awarded $4,000 to provide oral health education, comprehensive oral disease prevention and care coordination to improve health among the concord area school children who lack access to regular dental care.

Concord Hospital Trust
Awarded $2,700 to support substance-exposed newborns at The Family Place at Concord Hospital through the purchase of Moby Wraps.

Family Promise of Greater Concord
Awarded $3,150 to support case management hours for Pathway Towards Independence Shelter Program.

Family Promise of Southern NH, Nashua
Awarded $3,150 to purchase supplies for families who are temporarily displaced and entering the Residential Program.

Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts, Concord
Awarded $2,700 to help 6-8 individuals secure stable housing, transportation, dental or child care, and other critical services.

Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, Manchester
Awarded $3,500 to fund research-based prevention programs for girls in the Hopkinton, and Concord School Districts 

Marguerite’s Place, Nashua
Awarded $2,560 to provide four months of Family Empowerment Programming for families experiencing homelessness.

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) of New Hampshire, Concord
Awarded $2,000 to support the Farm Share program and Organic Gardening series.

Overcomers Refugee Services, Concord
Awarded $3,500 to fund the cost of monthly meetings for refugee and immigrant women.

The Front Door Agency, Nashua
Awarded $5,000 to provide homeless single mothers and their children affordable housing, case management, education and job training, and supportive services.

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop
Awarded $2,500 to assist PYW in providing quality and effective year-round programming for free to youth in grades 6-12 from Pittsfield and surrounding communities.

SEE Science Center (SEE), Manchester
Awarded $3,000 to provide free science enrichment programming to underserved communities through direct partnerships with schools and community non-profits.

Step Up Parents, Portsmouth
Awarded $2,575 to offer financial assistance to at least 150 New Hampshire families.

Waypoint, Concord
Awarded $5,000 to support a drop-in center and services for youth experiencing homelessness or at risk in Concord.

Webster House Children’s Home, Manchester
Awarded $2,000 to support the Webster House Outdoor Activities Program, which introduces residents from vulnerable populations to recreational activities as a positive emotional outlet.

YMCA of Greater Nashua
Awarded $2,300 to support the Y’s Power Scholars Academy program to help up to 400 under-resourced Nashua youth who are behind in their grade level.

To learn more about the Foundation and the application process, visit

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