CONCORD — Local nonprofits who wish to apply for Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund grants can do so prior to Thursday, Oct. 15. For more information and the application, visit mvsb.com/about/community-involvement.

Established in 1997 by then-President and Chief Executive Officer John Starrett, the MVSB Fund makes grant-based contributions to nonprofit organizations that enrich and improve the quality of life for residents living in the bank’s service area. Since the fund’s inception, 398 grants totaling $1,636,248 have been awarded to environmental, social, educational and historic projects throughout the greater Lakes Region, Plymouth and Seacoast areas.

The fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, and environmental monitoring, as well as education and restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances and equipment that helps save lives.

Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000 and are awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofits and public agencies based in the Lakes Region, Plymouth and on the Seacoast.

The fund supports projects representing a high priority for the applicant organization and are related to their mission; demonstrate a clear, practical plan with objectives for services, participation and results; leverage other funding and volunteer support; offer evidence that project objectives will be accomplished within the grant period; and demonstrate cooperation and collaboration with other organizations to provide greater community impact. 

For more information about the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund or to download an application, visit mvsb.com.

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