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Charitable Giving

Our vision is to positively affect the lives of every person, business & organization within the communities we serve.

Our Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation, established in 1997, provides a vehicle to share our success with the communities that are responsible for that success.
Through the Grant Committee, the Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation awards funds to organizations in Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Byfield, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Middleton, Newburyport, Newbury, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury and the surrounding communities designated as charities under IRS section 501(c)(3).
The Grant Committee meets on the third Monday of March, June, September, and December. Application deadlines are the first Friday in March, June, September, and December.

Our Foundation focuses its giving in the following areas:

This includes programs which focus on promoting and developing access to safe and affordable housing, and environmental programs which support community revitalization efforts.
This includes initiatives that support youth through social, public education, athletic or cultural programs.
This includes programs and organizations that provide art and cultural programs that enrich our communities.
This includes programs and organizations that strive to enhance the health and well-being of children, families, and senior citizens in our communities.
Please upload your completed charitable application and attachments as ONE PDF -- make sure you include the following documents/information:
  • Organization Profile: Brief summary of organization's history, goals and key achievements
  • Overview of organizational structure and size, such as board, staff and volunteers
  • Description of organization's membership, including total number and geographical area encompassed
  • IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status of 501(c)(3)
  • Current board roster with relevant background data, affiliations and town of residence
  • Financial information: Total board-approved organizational budget for the fiscal year(s)
  • If seeking project or capital support, include project or capital budget for fiscal year(s)
  • Most recent independent audit, if required by law
  • Year-to-date financial statement for your current fiscal year.
If you prefer you can also mail the completed application with documentation to:  Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation, PO Box 510, Newburyport, MA 01950.
Name of Organization Grant Amount
Alzheimer's Association and Related Disorders - Walk to End Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Sponsor $1,000
Amesbury Chamber of Commerce - Annual Meeting & Golf Tournament Sponsor $1,750
Amesbury Youth Hockey League - Team Sponsor $2,500
Anna Jaques Hospital Community Health - Annual Sponsorship $7,500
Anna Jaques Hospital Community Health - Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services $50,000
Appalachian Mountain Club - Corporate Sponsor $2,500
Backyard Growers - Program Support $2,500
Beverly Bootstraps $10,000
Beverly Children's Learning Center - donation to purchase PPE supplies $2,500
Beverly Children's Learning Center - donation to support Nutrition Program $10,000
Beverly High School PTO - lawn sign fundraiser $500
Beverly Rotary Club Foundation -  Dueling Pianos Event $1,650
Boxford Fire Department - Fight for Air Climb $500
Boys & Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley - 1 of 3 payments for capital campaign $33,333.33
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem - support for programs during COVID-19 $2,500
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem - Wild Turkey Race Presenting Sponsor $2,000
Bread & Roses Housing Inc. - support for general operating expenses $5,000
Bread & Roses Housing Inc. $2,500
BTA/BOLT Inc. - Boxford Trail Festival Sponsor $2,000
Building a Better Beverly - support for Summer Literacy Program $5,000
C-10 Research & Education Foundation  $2,500
C-10 Research & Education Foundation - support Citizens Radiological Monitoring Network $2,000
Cabot Performing Arts Center - Beverly Homecoming events Sponsor $2,500
Cape Ann Art Haven $5,000
Cape Ann Timebank Inc. $1,000
Central Congregational Church - Newburyport Chocolate Tour $550
Christmas Tree Santas - annual Christmas tree giveaway $2,000
Citizens Inn, Inc. - A Day of Heroes Virtual Gala Sponsor $2,500
City of Newburyport - donation to replace Harris Street lot fence $5,000
College Application Education Project, Inc. - support College Prep & Career Development Program $2,500
Community Giving Tree $2,500
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley - Financial Resource program support $1,000
Essex County Community Foundation - Step Up for Colleen 5K $2,000
Essex County Greenbelt Association - 4th of 5 Commitment Payments for Trail Restoration $10,000
Essex County Trail Association - Run for the Trails Sponsorship $1,000
Essex Merchants Group - annual support for Banks of Cape Ann campaign $2,500
Family Services of Merrimack Valley - Empowerment Sponsor $5,000
Fidelity House CRC - Master Artist Sponsor $2,500
Firehouse Center for the Arts - Sponsor Drive-in at Spencer Pierce Little Farm $7,500
Firehouse Center for the Arts - Sponsor theatre chair in memory of Pat Connelly $500
First R Foundation - support Cape Ann Kindergarten and Grade 1 books $2,500
Friends of Buker Elementary School - Blue Jeans Ball $1,000
Friends of Newburyport Track - 5 of 5 payments for replacing the track at Fuller Field $20,000
Friends of Newburyport Youth Services Inc. - Sponsor drive-in movie night $5,000
Friends of the Ipswich Elderly Inc - Project Warm Hope $5,000
Friends of the Topsfield Library - Museum Pass Program $1,000
General Charitable Society of Newburyport - Housing Cost Assistance $5,000
Generous Gardeners - Virtual Garden Tour sponsor $1,000
Girl Scouts of Eastern MA - Summer Camp financial aid $1,000
Gloucester Celebration Corporation - Support 400th Year Celebration $2,500
Gloucester Education Foundation Inc. - school response fund $7,500
Gloucester High School - 2020 Scholarship Recipient $20,000
Gloucester High School DECA $650
Gloucester Housing Authority - support Homeownership Program $7,500
Gloucester Police Department Community Impact Unit - support Kops N Kids Bike & Helmet Program $1,000
Gloucester Schooner Festival - Video Fundraiser Broadcast Sponsor $1,000
Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce - Beverly Chamber & Beverly Rotary Golf Tournament Sponsor $2,260
Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce - Business Awards $1,500
Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce - Annual Golf Tournament Sponsor $4,100
Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness - Sponsor Virtual Lantern Festival & 5K Run/Walk $1,500
Habitat for Humanity North Shore - Remote Gala Auction Principal Sponsor $5,000
Hamilton Wenham Little League - Grand Slam Sponsor $1,000
Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) - Ambassador Corporate Sponsor $2,500
Historical Society of Old Newbury-Museum of Old Newbury - Outreach & Education Program $2,500
Horizon Club, Inc. of Newburyport - support activities for developmentally challenged adults $3,000
IMADA-Ipswich Music, Arts and Drama Association - Artwork display panels at High School & Middle School $2,498
Immaculate Conception School - Legacy Sponsor $3,680
Ipswich Cultural Council - support Illuminations virtual Art Show and Sale $1,500
Ipswich Dinner Bell - Community Meal Program Support $5,000
Ipswich High School - 2020 Scholarship Recipient $20,000
Ipswich High School Robotics Team $2,500
Ipswich High School -  Senior Celebration $2,500
Ipswich Men's Softball League Inc. - Season Sponsor $300
Ipswich River Watershed - support for Clean Water and Education program $2,500
Ipswich Rotary Charitable Trust - Half Marathon & Scholarships $3,000
Ipswich Rotary Charitable Trust - Support Ipswich/Rowley-Opoly $1,300
Ipswich Youth Lacrosse - Season Sponsor $1,500
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center - 1 of 3 payments for Support for Lawrence Program $15,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center - White Ribbon Breakfast and Walk Against Violence $20,000
LEAP for Education Inc. - Gloucester Summer Internship Program $4,000
Lucy's Love Bus Charitable Trust Inc. - Support Therapy Programs for Children With Cancer $5,000
Masconomet Regional High School - 2020 Scholarship Recipient $20,000
Masconomet Regional School District - Senior Celebration $2,500
Merrimac Heights Academy - operational support for COVID expenses $2,500
Merrimack Valley Concert Band Inc. - performance at Field of Honor $400
Merrimack Valley Feline Rescue Society - Shelter repairs $5,000
Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity - Salisbury Old County Road project $5,000
Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity - Sponsor virtual Building Dreams Gala $2,500
Merrohawke Nature School - Auction and Nature Programs Sponsor $2,500
Music for Music - Walk Back In Time Sponsor $2,000
My Brother's Table - COVID-19 Emergency Funds $5,000
My Brother's Table - Virtual Calendar Raffle Sponsor $2,500
New England Exchange Club Foundation - Field of Honor Stripes Sponsor $1,000
Newbury Education Foundation $50,000
Newburyport Adult & Community Education $5,000
Newburyport Art Association - final commitment payment for Education Center $25,000
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival $4,000
Newburyport Choral Society - sponsor four Guest Speaker series $1,000
Newburyport Education Foundation - COVID-19 Remote Learning Support $5,000
Newburyport Education Foundation - Golf Tournament Sponsor $5,000
Newburyport Education Foundation - Lighthouse Auction Sponsor $10,000
Newburyport Education Foundation - NHS Technology Club $5,300
Newburyport Education Foundation - Summer Literacy Program $4,700
Newburyport Elementary PTO - Kitchen Tour $1,500
Newburyport Film Festival, Inc. - September Film Festival Sponsor $2,000
Newburyport High School - 2020 Scholarship Recipient $20,000
Newburyport High School - Senior Celebration $2,500
Newburyport Lions Club - support for 2020 Virtual Race $7,500
Newburyport Lions Club - T-shirts for 2020 Virtual Race $5,490.50
Newburyport Pioneer League - Home Run Sponsor $1,500
Norman L. Quint Scholarships - Five $1,000 scholarships awarded to graduating Ipswich High School seniors $5,000
North Shore Cancer Walk - Trailblazer Sponsor $3,000
North Shore Chamber of Commerce - Business Expo Sponsor  $2,500
North Shore Chamber of Commerce - Corporate Sponsor Summer Golf Classic $501
North Shore United Way - Until All Children Thrive Silver Sponsor $3,500
North Shore YMCA $25,000
North Shore YMCA - 5th of 15 Commitment Payments for Ipswich Aquatic Center $100,000
North Shore YMCA - 3 of 10 payments for Cape Ann YMCA $100,000
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras  $5,000
Northern Essex Community College - Scholarship Support $5,000
Onstage DBA Theater in the Open - support Winter Holiday production $5,400
Our Neighbors' Table - Meals & Children's Nutrition program $40,000
Pan Mass Challenge - sponsor Mike Jones & Kim Rock $5,000
Pathways for Children - COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund $2,500
Pathways for Children - support The 5 Cs of Positive Youth Development Program $10,000
Pentucket Regional High School - 2020 Scholarship Recipient $20,000
Pentucket Regional High School Parent Alliance Inc. - Senior Celebration $2,500
Pine Grove School PTA - Strengthening Our Community events $4,500
Plummer Youth Promise - COVID-19 Emergency Funds $5,000
Rockport High School - Senior Celebration $2,500
Rockport Illuminations Fund - Town Lantern Program $1,000
Rockport Music Inc. support education and outreach programs $2,500
Root North Shore Inc. - support for youth training and meals program $2,500
Runway for Recovery - Fund a Family $1,000
Salem Chamber of Commerce - Associate Sponsor $3,000
Salisbury Elementary School - support for student enrichment programs $18,725
Salisbury Youth Baseball and Softball League - new scoreboard & screens at Lions Park $1,000
Sean Perkins Foundation - Gold Sponsor for 2nd Annual Golf Tournament $1,000
Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute - support Salisbury Women in Transition Program $2,500
Senior Care Inc - COVID-19 Emergency Support Grant $2,500
SPUR - Summer Flingo Sponsor $2,000
The ALS Association, MA Chapter - Remote North Shore Walk Sponsor $2,500
The ARC of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport $2,500
The Children's Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf - Lone Gull 10K Race Sponsor $5,000
The Children's Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf - Spring Soiree $5,000
The Christmas Tree Committee Inc. - Christmas baskets & bags $3,000
The Community House - Youth Actor Scholarships $2,500
The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry - COVID-19 Emergency Support Funds $50,000
The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry - 1 of 3 payments for Gloucester & Ipswich Food Programs $40,000
The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry - 1 of 3 payments for new Volunteer Room  $33,333.33
The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry - Ipswich Empty Bowl Dinner $5,000
The Pettengill House - support for final phase of Amesbury build-out $13,000
The Pettengill House - program support $10,000
Three Sisters Garden Project - support food production program $5,000
Topsfield Historical Society - 2020 Sponsor $2,000
Trinity United Church - support Community Table weekly meal program $1,000
Triton Education Foundation, Inc. - 5th of 20 year commitment $30,000
Triton Education Foundation, Inc. $2,162.19
Triton Regional High School - 2020 Scholarship Recipient $20,000
Triton Youth Soccer Association $300
VNA Network Care - COVID-19 Emergency Support Funds $2,500
Wellspring House - 22nd Annual Spring Luncheon $2,500
Wellspring House - COVID-19 Emergency Support Funds $25,000
Wellspring House - support homelessness and rental assistance programs $15,000
West Newbury PTO - Apple Harvest Run Platinum Sponsor $3,000
Winners Circle Running Club - April Fools 4-mile Race $4,000
YWCA Greater Newburyport - support Nourishing the North Shore VEGOUT program $10,000
TOTAL $1,285,883.35

For more information contact EVP/COO Kim Rock at 978-462-3106 or email her.