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Barbara Lemieux, 2016

The Merrimack’s Foundation Grants $57,000 to Local Nonprofits

Merrimack County Savings Bank (The Merrimack) Foundation announces the recipients of their annual grant-based contributions. This year, the Foundation awarded $57,396 to 20 nonprofits organizations that enrich residents and improve the communities The Merrimack serves.

“It’s our mission to better the communities where we work and live, but we can’t do it alone!” said Linda Lorden, President of The Merrimack. “We’re grateful for the Foundation’s support which allows us to support local organizations that help strengthen our communities.”

This year’s Foundation grant recipients include the following nonprofits:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire, Concord
    Awarded $2,000 to purchase a toddler-friendly climbing structure and sandbox for the Warner Early Learning Center.
  • CATCH Neighborhood Housing, Concord
    Awarded $4,100 to purchase and install bike racks and a basketball system for residents at Willow Crossing, an affordable housing community.
  • Catholic Charities New Hampshire, Manchester
    Awarded $3,000 to help 1,700 low-income, struggling families and individuals receive financial assistance through individualized casework services.
  • Circle Program, Plymouth
    Awarded $5,000 to support one newly enrolled 9- to 11-year-old for three weeks of residential summer camp and one 12- to 14-year-old for two weeks of residential summer camp (both from Merrimack County).
  • Concord Hospital Trust
    Awarded $2,500 to provide dental care for low-income patients at the Concord Hospital Family Health Center Dental Clinic.
  • Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, Concord
    Awarded $2,500 for the expansion of therapeutic programming to survivor’s staying in their emergency shelter.
  • Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire, Nashua
    Awarded $2,000 for their Diversion Program to assist families who are temporarily displaced.
  • Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts, Concord
    Awarded $3,000 to secure stable housing, transportation, dental or child care, and other critical services for 10 individuals.
  • 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.
  • Future In Sight, Concord
    Awarded $2,000 to provide training, tools and support to low income adults who are blind and visually impaired.
  • Granite YMCA of Concord
    Awarded $4,000 to purchase new outdoor sensory equipment for youth in their Early Learning Child Care Center.
  • Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County, Merrimack
    Awarded $2,000 to provide 1,645 meals and services to older and disabled adults.
  • Merrimack Valley Day Care Service, Concord
    Awarded $1,296 to purchase 16 tablets to facilitate their transition to a more efficient, paper-free management and parent communication tool.
  • Overcomers Refugee Services, Concord
    Awarded $3,000 to fund the cost of monthly meetings for refugee and immigrant women.
  • The Pittsfield Youth Workshop, Pittsfield
    Awarded $3,500 to assist in providing quality and effective year-round programming for free to youth in grades six through twelve from Pittsfield and surrounding communities.
  • Step Up Parents, Portsmouth
    Awarded $3,000 to offer financial assistance to at least 175 New Hampshire families.
  • Tapply-Thompson Community Center, Bristol
    Awarded $2,000 to support the Weekend Food Supplement Program to purchase healthy foods for students to bring home on weekends.
  • Twin Rivers Food Pantry, Franklin
    Awarded $2,000 to purchase of farm fresh milk for the Choice Pantry Program.
  • Waypoint, Manchester
    Awarded $4,000 to support a drop-in center and services for youth experiencing homelessness or at risk in Merrimack County.
  • YMCA of Greater Nashua
    Awarded $3,000 to support the Y’s Power Scholars Academy program to help up to 400 under-resourced Nashua youth who are behind grade level.

Established in 1997, the Foundation was funded by The Merrimack, specifically for grant-based contributions to nonprofits that enrich and improve the quality of life for residents living in The Merrimack’s service areas. These grants are in addition to The Merrimack’s local contributions in the form of sponsorships, donations, scholarships, as well as the exceptional volunteer efforts of their employees.

To learn more about the Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation, click here.

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