NEWBURYPORT – The Institution for Savings, through its charitable foundation, awarded and pledged $ 594,327 in charitable grants to nearly 100 local nonprofits in the third quarter of 2021, according to the president and CEO from the bank, Michael J. Jones.
The largest grant was $ 25,990 to Salisbury Elementary School for enrichment programs and activities for the 2021-2022 school year. The First Parish Newbury Food Pantry received $ 25,000 for a new pantry building and The Pettengill House in Salisbury received $ 25,000 to support its expanding operations and meet technology needs.
Pathways for Children in Gloucester received $ 20,000 to sponsor its annual gala and the Age Care Program’s Positive Youth Development Framework. Wellspring House of Gloucester received $ 12,500 to support its basic needs program for clients seeking employment and housing.
The YWCA of Newburyport received $ 10,000 to meet the furnishing and other needs of 10 people entering the Hillside Project, an affordable housing project in Newburyport. The Open Door will receive $ 10,000 for its holiday gift basket program.
In addition to its regular grants, the foundation donated $ 71,000 to 22 local pantries and meal programs, as it does each fall.
They include: Community Action Inc., Amesbury; Table of our neighbors, Amesbury; Beverly boots; Boxford First Congregational Church; Grace Center Inc./Unitarian Universalist Church, Gloucester; St. Vincent De Paul Society in Gloucester and Newburyport; Gloucester Legion Post 3; Ipswich dinner bell; Middleton pantry; Newbury First Parish Church; Among friends at St. Paul’s Church, Newburyport; Central Congregational Church, Newburyport; Newburyport Community Services; The Salvation Army, Newburyport; Saint-Basile Kitchen, Newburyport; Rowley pantry; Salem pantry; Lifebridge, Salem; The Pettengill House, Salisbury; Acord Pantry, South Hamilton; Topsfield pantry; and care of the elderly, Gloucester.
âThese organizations are doing an incredible job providing much needed services to so many people in need, from food to housing to education and more,â Jones said in a press release. âAs nonprofits continue to recover from the challenges of the pandemic, financial support is needed more than ever and we are happy to be able to help. “
Other organizations that received financial support in the third quarter include: Addison Gilbert Hospital; Agawam Youth Hockey; ALS Association, Chapter Mass .; American Legion Post 3; Amesbury All-Sports Booster Club; Amesbury Carriage Museum Inc .; Ascension Memorial Church; Boys and Girls Club of Grand Salem; Cape Ann Art Haven; Cape Ann Community Band; Community donation tree; YMCA of Danvers; Essex County Greenbelt Association; Essex County Habitat for Humanity; Lego League Newburyport First Team; First R Foundation; Friends of Newburyport Youth Services; Newburyport General Benefit Society; Gloucester Institute for Marine Genomics; Groveland Fire Brigade Association; Hamilton Wenham Youth Basketball League / Travel; Horizon Club Inc. of Newburyport; School of the Immaculate Conception; Ipswich Cultural Council; Ipswich High School Football Boosters; James L. Melvin Post 379 American Legion; and Kestrel Education Adventures.
Also: Lazarus House Ministries Inc .; Lifebridge Rive-Nord; Massachusetts Congress on Down Syndrome; Myopia hunting club; Newburyport Lions Club; CÃ´te-Nord community action programs; Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Inc .; ovarian cancer awareness; Pine Grove School Music Department; Art and Museum of the Rockport Association; Rockport Elementary School; Rockport Garden Club Inc .; Rockport Music Inc .; Rockport Youth Soccer; Racine NS Inc .; the house of Ruth; PTA of Salisbury Primary School; Sean Perkins Foundation; Beverly Holiday Parade 2021; The Greater Newburyport Exchange Club; The Adventure of Gloucester Inc .; The impossible dream; Three Sisters Garden Project Inc .; Tough warrior princesses; City of Salisbury; Travis Roy Foundation; Extracurricular program of the robotics / STEM team at Triton regional high school; Washington Square Residence / Lynn Home for Young Women, Inc .; West Newbury PTO; and YMCA de la CÃ´te-Nord.
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