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Five Nashua Nonprofits Receive Grants From The Merrimack

by Atlanta Business Journal

NASHUA, NH — Five Nashua nonprofits were among 21 local organizations that recently received grants from Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation, the bank announced last week.

The Merrimack, as the Concord-based bank is known, awarded a total of $65,485 in grants to assist the organizations in their community efforts.

“As a mutual savings bank, it’s important that we give back to the communities that have supported us for the past 155 years, ” said Linda Lorden, president of The Merrimack. “Through economic highs and lows, the Foundation finds a way to make these grants possible.”

The Nashua nonprofits that received grants were:

  • The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua received $3,850 to purchase LEGO Education Spike Prime sets to be used for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programming for Grades 4-6.
  • Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire received $3,150 to purchase supplies for families who are temporarily displaced and entering the residential program.
  • Marguerite’s Place received $2,569 to create family empowerment programming for families experiencing homelessness.
  • The Front Door Agency was awarded $5,000 to provide affordable housing, education, job training and supportive services for single mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness.
  • YMCA of Greater Nashua received $2,300 for its Y’s Power Scholars Academy, which will help 400 under-resourced Nashua children who are behind in their grade level.

The other nonprofits receiving grants from The Merrimack were:

  • Boys & Girls Club Central New Hampshire, Sutton
  • Brigid’s House of Hope, Concord
  • Catholic Charities New Hampshire, Manchester
  • Circle Program, Plymouth
  • Concord Dental Sealant Coalition, Concord
  • Concord Hospital Trust, Concord
  • Family Promise of Greater Concord, Concord
  • Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts, Concord
  • Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, Manchester
  • Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) of New Hampshire, Concord
  • Overcomers Refugee Services, Concord
  • The Pittsfield Youth Workshop, Pittsfield
  • SEE Science Center (SEE), Manchester
  • Step Up Parents, Portsmouth
  • Waypoint, Concord
  • Webster House Children’s Home, Manchester

More information about the Foundation’s application process is available on the Merrimack County Savings Bank website.

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