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NATICK – The Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit, private charitable foundation established by Middlesex Savings Bank, the largest mutual bank in Massachusetts, announced a donation of $345,300 to 19 local nonprofits.

Last year, Middlesex assisted nonprofits with a specialized COVID-19 relief fund, on top of its annual grant awards. Now, Middlesex continues to provide meaningful support through its traditional grantmaking program by focusing on three core areas – educational opportunities, basic human needs, and nonprofit capacity building. Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has provided more than $13 million in grants to nonprofits providing critical community services.

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The 19 grant recipients represent a broad range of nonprofit organizations throughout Massachusetts:

Nonprofit OrganizationTown Headquarters
Bethany Hill PlaceFramingham
Big Sister Association of Greater BostonBoston
Clear Path for Veterans, Inc.Devens
Daniel’s TableFramingham
Family Promise MetrowestNatick
Habitat for Humanity North Central MassActon
Habitat for Humanity of Greater LowellWestford
Hoops and HomeworkFramingham
Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA)Franklin
Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding ProgramLincoln
Minuteman Senior ServicesBedford
One Family, Inc.Waltham
Project Just BecauseHopkinton
RIA House, Inc.Framingham
SPARK KindnessNatick
Springwell Inc.Waltham
The Home for Little WanderersWalpole
Wildstar Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy, Inc.Sherborn

“Middlesex Savings Bank’s generous support will help Family Promise keep more Metrowest families in their homes by providing the necessary programming to stabilize their incomes, connect with local resources, keep their children enrolled in school and daycare, provide a stable happy home for their families, and maintain a healthy sustainable future,” said Susan Crossley, executive director of Family Promise Metrowest.

The Foundation was established in 2000 to help carry out the 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.

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Middlesex Savings Bank, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, is the largest mutual bank in Massachusetts with over $6 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 insured bank has 31 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.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.