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Melrose Bank Foundation


The mission of the Melrose Bank Foundation is to provide financial support to charitable and community service organizations in the communities in which Melrose Bank operates. The Foundation is dedicated completely to community activities and the promotion of charitable causes.

Areas of Focus |  Submit a Grant Request

2018 Recipients:

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We focus our support in the following areas:

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Education and Youth Programs

Initiatives at the primary, secondary and post secondary school age levels that raise the aspirations of students in the community, enhance initiatives that support the education process, and support programs that assist in improving the quality of life for children in the community that foster education, learning and leadership in and out of a formal school setting, such as after-school programs and daycare.

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Health and Human Services

Programs that are essential to the health, social wellness and overall well-being of the community, as well as initiatives that focus on physical and mental wellness.

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General Community

Organizations that support and promote the social, cultural or economic well-being of the local community. This would include efforts to support organizations dedicated to art, history, homelessness, disabilities, abuse, training and food pantries.

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Affordable Housing

Programs that assist with improving low to moderate income homeownership in the community.

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Requirements for Applications from $2,500

When requesting a grant, the following information must be included:

  • Organizational Summary (Mission, Goals, Objectives)
  • Specific purpose of funds requested
  • Need for project/service in the community
  • Amount requested and overall project budget (when applicable)
  • Most recent audit report or financial statements
  • How the success of the use of funds will be evaluated/measured
  • Status of grant activity from other organizations including approvals, denials and pending applications
  • Information on the organization’s Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Copy of IRS federal tax-exempt letter
  • Grant recipients must demonstrate Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(1) status and relevance to the Foundation’s area of giving

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