Community Involvement

Since 1820, the Institution for Savings has played an integral role in supporting the communities we serve. Our vision as an organization is simple, yet daunting: to positively affect every person, business, and organization within the communities we serve.

As a mutual savings bank, our true commitment to our communities extends far beyond profits. From our Trustees and Officers to our Employees, we are all committed to constantly do what we can to improve the lives of those around us.

Charitable Giving

In recent years, the Institution for Savings, through its three Charitable Foundations, has donated and pledged millions of dollars to hundreds of local non-profit organizations on the North Shore. Please click here for more information.

 

Coins for a C.A.U.S.E

In addition to the Charitable Foundation giving, the Institution for Savings last year distributed more than $32,000 to local area elementary schools through its Coins for a CAUSE (Coins Add Up to Support Education) initiative. Under this program, the public pays a 5% fee to use the coin machines in any Institution for Savings office. The Bank then donates 100% of fees collected during the month to an area elementary parent-teacher organization.

 

The schedule for Coins for a CAUSE distributions is as follows:

 

Newburyport Area - 2017
January Pine Grove Elementary School, Rowley
February Dr. John Page Elementary School, West Newbury
March Newbury Elementary School
April Amesbury Elementary School
May Salisbury Elementary School
June Francis T. Bresnahan Elementary School, Newburyport
July Immaculate Conception School, Newburyport
August River Valley Charter School, Newburyport
September Cashman Elementary School, Amesbury
October Pine Grove Elementary School, Rowley
November Salisbury Elementary School
December Francis T. Bresnahan Elementary School, Newburyport

 

Ipswich Area – 2017
January Fuller Meadow Elementary School, Middleton
February Harry Lee Cole Elementary School, Boxford
March Steward Elementary School, Topsfield
April Paul F. Doyon Memorial Elementary School, Ipswich
May Howe Manning Elementary School, Middleton
June Spofford Pond Elementary School, Boxford
July Proctor Elementary School, Topsfield
August Winthrop Elementary School, Ipswich
September Fuller Meadow Elementary School, Middleton
October Harry Lee Cole Elementary School, Boxford
November Steward Elementary School, Topsfield
December Paul F. Doyon Memorial Elementary School, Ipswich

 

 

Cape Ann & Beverly - 2017
January Plum Cove Elementary School, Gloucester
February Rockport Elementary School
March Centerville Elementary School, Beverly
April East Gloucester Elementary School
May Cove Elementary School, Beverly
June Beeman Memorial Elementary School, Gloucester
July Hannah Elementary School, Beverly
August Veterans Memorial Elementary School, Gloucester
September North Beverly Elementary School
October West Parish Elementary School, Gloucester
November Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School, Beverly
December Beeman Memorial Elementary School, Gloucester

 

 

 

Sponsorship and Volunteerism

The Bank is a regular sponser of more than 100 events annually within our communities, including the Institution for Savings Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament, the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Walk Against Violence, the High Street Mile, the Rockport Illuminations, the Gloucester Schooner Festival, Middle Family Festival and so many other community events that make our communities such great places to live and work.

Additionally, we give of our personal time. Our management staff and employees participate in dozens of community organizations and events annually. Whether it's serving on not-for-profit boards and commissions like Anna Jaques Hospital or the Ipswich Family YWCA, raising funds for needy causes such as the Jeanne Crisis Center, coaching youth sports, volunteering in our schools, or more, our Trustees, Officers and Employees volunteer thousands of hours of their time and talents in ways that truly strengthen and enhance our communities.

The Officers, Trustees and Employees of the Institution for Savings are proud to volunteer for these and other organizations:

Ist Lt. Derek Hines Flag Day 5K Newburyport Choral Society
2 Depot Square Charitable Foundation Newburyport Education Foundation
Alliance for Amesbury Newburyport Education-Business Coalition
Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk Newburyport Elks Club Thanksgiving Baskets
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Newburyport Girls Youth Basketball Association
Amesbury Little League Newburyport High School Alumni Association
Amesbury Jets Newburyport High School Senior Celebration
Amesbury Rotary Club Newburyport Learning Enrichment Center
Amesbury Youth Rotary Basketball Newburyport Lifelong Learning Lyceum
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Literary Association
Apple Harvest Run Newburyport Maritime Society
Beverly School for the Deaf Lone Gull 10K Newburyport Rotary Club
BOAT CAMP Nature School Newburyport Waterfront Trust
Boy Scouts of Rowley Newburyport Winter Carnival
Boys & Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley Newburyport Youth Football and Cheerleading, Inc
Bright Happy Power Newburyport Youth Services
Cape Ann Animal Aid Newburyport Youth Soccer
Central Congregational Church North Andover Emergency Management Agency
Citizens for Adequate Housing North Andover Scholarship Foundation
Coastal Homebuyer Education, Inc. North Shore Association of Realtors
Coastal Trails Coalition North Shore Christian School PTO
Community Action, Inc. Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra
Custom House Maritime Museum North Shore Cancer Center Walk
East Parish Methodist Church North Shore Chamber of Commerce
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc North Shore Christian School PTA
Essex County Trail Association Our Lady of Hope Church
Essex National Heritage Commission Our Neighbors’ Table
Exit Dance Theatre Opportunity Works
Friends of Ipswich Elderly Pettengill House
Friends of Ipswich Elementary Schools (FRIES) Pentucket Education Foundation
Friends of Merrimac Council on Aging Pentucket Senior Celebration
Friends of Newburyport Council on Aging People's United Methodist Church
Friends of Newburyport Public Library PMC Kids Ride - Jimmy Fund
Friends of Salisbury Council on Aging Putnam Free School Scholarship Fund
Friends of Salisbury Public Library Richard A. Eaton Charitable Foundation
Friends of Topsfield Council on Aging RESTORE World War Memorial Stadium
Greater Newburyport Association of Realtors River Valley Charter School
Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry Rotary Club of Newburyport
Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group Rowley 375th Anniversary Committee
Groveland Recreation Committee Rowley Public Education Fund
Historical Society of Old Newbury Rowley Public Library
Immaculate Conception School Polar Express Rupert A. Nock Middle School Volunteer
Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation Salisbury Baseball/Softball League
Ipswich 21st Century Education Salisbury Chamber of Commerce
Ipswich Affordable Housing Committee Salisbury Elementary School Volunteer
Ipswich Caring Seacoast Board of Realtors
Ipswich Chamber of Commerce Swasey Fund
Ipswich Cultural Council Strut for Strays
Ipswich Dance Foundation St. Basils Salvatorian Center
Ipswich Dinner Bell St. Mary’s Parish, Ipswich
Ipswich Education Foundation St. Michael’s Parish, North Andover
Ipswich High School The Link House
Ipswich Lions Club The Orchestra on the Hill
Ipswich Museum The Outreach
Ipswich Music, Arts and Drama Association (IMADA) The Society for the Development.of the Arts and Humanities
Ipswich Public Library The Trustees of Reservations
Ipswich River Watershed Top Cupboard Food Pantry
Ipswich Rotary Club Topsfield Firefighters Relief Association
Ipswich Tigers Youth Football Topsfield Playground Committee
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Tough Warrior Princesses
Jimmy Fund Town of Hamilton/Friends of Patton Park
Joppa Flats Running Club Travis E. Landreth Memorial Scholarship Fund
Linda Rotondi Golf Tournament Triton Boys Lacrosse Boosters
LOX (Living off Xperience) Basketball Triton Education Foundation
Manchester Summer Stage Triton Music Parents Organization
Maudslay Arts Center Triton Regional High School Robotics Team
Massachusetts Association of  Schools Committee Triton Youth Basketball
Mary Alice Arakelian Foundation Turning Point, Inc.
Masconomet Youth Football University of NE Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center
Merrimac Softball League VOA Birka Lodge 732
Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society Walk for HAWC
Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council West Newbury PTO
Montserrat College of Art Winners Circle Running Club - High Street Mile
Music for Music Yankee Homecoming
National Multiple Sclerosis Society YMCA of Ipswich and the North Shore
Newbury Elementary School Destination Imagination YWCA of Greater Newburyport
Newburyport Art Association  
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival