NATICK – Middlesex Savings Bank, the largest mutual bank in Massachusetts, announced today, July 14, its charitable foundation has distributed all $1 million from its COVID-19 relief fund, with a final donation of $202,500 to 36 local nonprofit organizations.
The Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation granted MetroWest Legal Services and Operation Able each with $45,000 to support their response to the pandemic.
MetroWest Legal Services will use the funds to assist their clients who live in subsidized and low-income housing. Operation Able will use the grant to provide low-income people and veterans living in the Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester counties with basic computer skills training.
A $30,000 grant to OUT MetroWest will support various programs for local LGBTQ+ youth.
Additionally, the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation provided $2,500 grants to 33 food pantries across the community, who had also received previous donations from the relief fund.
|Acton and Boxborough||Community Supper – Acton Food Pantry|
|Ashland||Ashland Emergency Fund/Food Pantry|
|Bedford||Bedford Community Table/ Pantry|
|Bellingham||Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry|
|Concord||The Open Table, Inc.|
|Framingham||SMOC – Community Meals Program|
|St. Bridget’s Food Pantry|
|Pearl Street Cupboard & Café|
|Franklin||Franklin Food Pantry|
|Groton and Littleton||Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry|
|Holliston||Holliston Pantry Shelf|
|Hopkinton||Project Just Because|
|Hudson||Hudson Community Food Pantry|
|Maynard||Maynard Food Pantry|
|Medfield||Medfield Food Cupboard|
|Medway||Medway Food Pantry|
|Medway Village Food Pantry|
|Millis||Millis Ecumenical Food Pantry|
|Natick||A Place To Turn|
|Natick Service Council|
|Needham||Needham Community Council|
|Sherborn||Sherborn Widows and Orphans Benevolent Society|
|Southborough||United Parishes of Southborough|
|Sudbury||Sudbury Community Food Pantry|
|Walpole||Walpole Community Food Pantry|
|Waltham||KIDS Feast – Salvation Army Waltham|
|Wayland||My Brother’s Table|
|Celebration International Church Food Pantry|
|Wellesley||Wellesley Food Pantry|
|Westborough||Westborough Food Pantry|
|Westford||Westford Food Pantry|
“While the pandemic impacted all of our lives in some manner, it especially devastated people who were already living in vulnerable situations,” said Dana Neshe, president of the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. “Middlesex is proud to play a supporting role in providing the $1 million relief fund so that the nonprofits in our community can continue to carry out their important work and help the people who need it the most.”
In total, the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation’s COVID-19 relief fund provided $1,002,500 to 49 nonprofit organizations in 2020 and 2021.
The Foundation was established in 2000 to help carry out philanthropic mission of Middlesex Savings Bank. The Foundation has provided more than $13 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations, supporting services and programs in a wide variety of fields, including education and basic human services. Since the inception of the Foundation, Middlesex Savings Bank has funded the endowment with over $25 million in contributions.
Middlesex Savings Bank, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, is a mutual savings bank. As the largest independent bank in Massachusetts with over $5 billion in assets, the bank has been committed to providing outstanding value in consumer banking and business banking products for more than 185 years. The FDIC and DIF insured bank has 32 branch offices located in 27 communities – Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Boxborough, Concord, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough and Westford.