Local nonprofits who wish to apply for the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund grants must do so prior to October 15th. More information and the application can be found on the Bank’s website at mvsb.com/about/community-involvement/.
Established in 1997, under the leadership of John Starrett, then President and CEO of the Bank, the MVSB Fund makes grant-based contributions to non-profit organizations that enrich and improve the quality of life for residents living in the Bank’s service areas. Since its inception, 383 grants totaling $1,531,248 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational and historic projects throughout the greater Lakes Region, Plymouth and Seacoast areas of NH.
The Fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, 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 to save lives. While not focused on a particular category, Fund administrators are mindful of the receiving organization and its contribution to the quality of life in the communities that are served.
Grants generally range from $1,000 to $15,000 and are awarded to 501©3 nonprofits and public agencies based in the Lakes Region, Seacoast and greater Plymouth areas.
The Fund supports projects that represent a high priority for the applicant organization and are related to its mission or development; demonstrate a clear, practical plan with objectives for services, participation and results; leverage other funding and/or voluntary 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.
Grants are generally not awarded for the following purposes:
- Operating support or funding for ongoing or annual programs
- Replacement of public funding, or for purposes that are a public responsibility
- Sectarian or religious purposes
- Deficit reduction or to support activity which has already been completed
- Support of academic research
- Out-of-state travel expenses for students, youth groups or by individuals for academic or professional purposes
For more information about the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund or to download an application, visit www.mvsb.com. Applications are also available at any MVSB office.