The Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund at the NH Charitable Foundation awarded $105,000 to 15 local nonprofits. These grants are made in addition to sponsorships, donations, and scholarships, as well as the volunteer efforts of employees.
“The community has always been at the heart of our mission,” said Rick Wyman, president of Meredith Village Savings Bank. “We are very fortunate to have so many valuable non-profit organizations that provide essential services to the people and families of the Lakes Region and Seacoast.”
Recipients of the MVSB Charitable Fund grants include:
The Circle Program, Plymouth: Awarded $3,000 to help fund the purchase of technology that would be used as a valuable aid for engaging Circle participants in STEM curriculums.
The Friends of the Libby Museum, Wolfeboro: Awarded $2,500 for the restoration of the Libby Museum’s multi-purpose room for children’s programs and community meetings.
Hospice Help Foundation, Portsmouth: Awarded $5,000 to support hospice patients struggling with poverty. The Hospice Help Foundation provides financial assistance to patients in dire financial need.
Inter-Lakes Middle & High School Robotics Team, Meredith: Awarded $25,000 to purchase manufacturing equipment and parts for the Team’s robot/solution, which include manufacturing equipment, tools, electronics and storage.
Got Lunch! Ashland and Holderness: Awarded $1,000 to support the Got Lunch program serving the towns of Ashland and Holderness for the summer of 2020.
Kingswood Youth Center, Wolfeboro: Awarded $3,000 to support the Club 121 Mentoring Program, which promotes adult mentorship to middle schoolers on a one-to-one basis.
GATHER, Portsmouth: Awarded $5,000 to expand Meals 4 Kids, which provides ten meals per week per participating child throughout the summer and during school vacations.
Lakes Region Mental Health Center, Laconia: Awarded $25,000 to purchase technology that will help with faster service and delivery capacity for timely and effective access to treatments.
The Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth: Awarded $15,000 to facilitate repairs to the roof of their historic building. The Barnstormers Theatre is one of the country’s oldest professional theaters.
Communities for Alcohol and Drug-Free Youth (CADY), Plymouth: Awarded $2,500 to support CADY’s Restorative Justice Program, which provides first-time youth offenders a second chance by keeping them in the community, and preventing entry into the juvenile justice system as well as juvenile delinquency.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Manchester: Awarded $5,000 to help fund the recruitment, training, and support of additional volunteers in the Lakes Region and Seacoast areas.
Lake Winnipesaukee Association, Meredith: Awarded $5,000 to support the organization’s conservation efforts through an AmeriCorps service program.
Newfound Area Nursing Association, Bristol: Awarded $2,500 to upgrade the organization’s infrastructure with additional technology that will improve comprehensive care to clients.
Partnership for Public Health, Laconia: Awarded $2,500 to help fund their “Eat Better, Feel Better” cooking programs that will empower children and parents from low-income households to make healthier food choices.
Wolfeboro Nursery School: Awarded $3,000 to be used for tuition assistance for families in Wolfeboro.
Unlike a stock bank, MVSB is a mutual savings bank that operates for the benefit of its depositors, borrowers, and surrounding communities. It was founded in 1869.
Pictured above: Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund Committee Members announce grants. Left to right: John Kitchen, Rick Wyman, Michael O’Leary, Charles Hanson, Jeanie Forrester, and Justin Van Etten.