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Melrose Bank Foundation

Melrose Bank Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated completely to community activities and the promotion of charitable causes.

Our Mission

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.

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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 afterschool 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.

Apply for a donation today:

  • The grants awarded typically range from $250 – $10,000, however larger grants may be considered.
  • Grant recipients must demonstrate Section 501(c)(3) status and relevance to the Foundation’s areas of giving.
  • Grants are generally awarded semi-annually. Applications are accepted year-round.
  • Awards are generally limited to use in the communities served by Melrose Bank
  • The Foundation does not provide financial support for political organizations or candidates, activities for religious purposes, contributions to individual endeavors or scholarships.

How much will you be requesting?

$2,500 or Less:

  • Completed Grant Application
  • Copy of IRA Tax Exempt Status

More than $2,500

  • Completed Grant Application
  • Copy of IRA Tax Exempt Status
  • Most recent year-end financial statements for the organization
  • Current fiscal budget
  • Written request as detailed on application