In 2021, our employees volunteered over 4,300 hours to local nonprofit organizations. Watch the short videos below to learn more:
We are always happy to help local non-profits share information about their organizations and special events:
- Each office has a community board to display flyers and posters
- We can post messages and event information on digital signs in most of our office lobbies
- Agencies can provide inserts to distribute in lobbies and cash envelopes
Please Note: that we cannot promote lotteries or religious or political messages. Other restrictions may apply.
The Merrimack County Savings Bank Dr. Robert E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one graduating senior from Merrimack Valley High School. Information and applications for this scholarship are available at the guidance office at Merrimack Valley High School.
The Merrimack County Savings Bank in Honor of Dudley W. Orr is awarded annually and managed through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Interested students should contact the Foundation for more information.
The William H. Hilton Community Service Award is awarded annually to one graduating senior from Bow High School. Information and applications for this scholarship are available at the guidance office at Bow High School.
The Merrimack County Savings Bank Scholarship is awarded annually to one graduating senior from each of the following public high schools:
- Concord High School
- Hopkinton High School
- Nashua High School North
- Nashua High School South
Information and applications for this scholarship are available at guidance offices at the schools listed above. You can also access the application here.
The IOLTA program was created in 1982 when a NH Supreme Court ruling began requiring attorneys to maintain a pooled interest-bearing trust account for clients’ funds which were nominal in amount or to be held for a short period of time. Under Supreme Court Rule 50, the interest generated in those accounts was required to be transferred to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation for charitable purposes. Since its inception, the IOLTA program has raised more than $28 million to help provide legal services to New Hampshire citizens who are struggling to overcome poverty.
To be designated as a Leadership Bank by the NH Bar Foundation, The Merrimack must pay 2% or higher interest on IOLTAs, exceed the bank’s standard NOW account rate, and waive routine service charges.
The Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation is pleased to announce the 21 local non-profits that were awarded a combined $64,485 in grants to assist in their community efforts. Since 1997, the Foundation has remained committed to providing financial support to organizations that enrich and improve the quality of life of Granite Staters.
“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.”
Boys & Girls Club Central New Hampshire, Sutton
Awarded $2,000 to support the enhancement of outdoor recreation opportunities for Boys & Girls Club members and Sutton Central Elementary School students through the purchase of a GaGa Ball Pit.
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua
Awarded $3,850 to support STEM programming for members in grades 4-6 through the purchase of LEGO Education Spike Prime sets.
Brigid’s House of Hope, Concord
Awarded $3,500 to help fund house manager salaries to provide 24/7 staffing at a long-term restorative safe house.
Catholic Charities New Hampshire, Manchester
Awarded $2,500 to help 1,000 low-income, struggling families and individuals receive financial assistance through individualized casework services.
Circle Program, Plymouth
Award $3,000 to provide funding for 2 year-round programs for socially and economically disadvantaged girls ages 9-18.
Concord Dental Sealant Coalition
Awarded $4,000 to provide oral health education, comprehensive oral disease prevention and care coordination to improve health among the concord area school children who lack access to regular dental care.
Concord Hospital Trust
Awarded $2,700 to support substance-exposed newborns at The Family Place at Concord Hospital through the purchase of Moby Wraps.
Family Promise of Greater Concord
Awarded $3,150 to support case management hours for Pathway Towards Independence Shelter Program.
Family Promise of Southern, NH, Nashua
Awarded $3,150 to purchase supplies for families who are temporarily displaced and entering the Residential Program.
Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts, Concord
Awarded $2,700 to help 6-8 individuals secure stable housing, transportation, dental or child care, and other critical services.
Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, Manchester
Awarded $3,500 to fund research-based prevention programs for girls in the Hopkinton, and Concord School Districts.
Marguerite’s Place, Nashua
Awarded $2,560 to provide four months of Family Empowerment Programming for families experiencing homelessness.
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) of New Hampshire, Concord
Awarded $2,000 to support the Farm Share program and Organic Gardening series.
Overcomers Refugee Services, Concord
Awarded $3,500 to fund the cost of monthly meetings for refugee and immigrant women.
The Front Door Agency, Nashua
Awarded $5,000 to provide homeless single mothers and their children affordable housing, case management, education and job training, and supportive services.
The Pittsfield Youth Workshop
Awarded $2,500 to assist PYW in providing quality and effective year-round programming for free to youth in grades 6-12 from Pittsfield and surrounding communities.
SEE Science Center (SEE), Manchester
Awarded $3,000 to provide free science enrichment programming to underserved communities through direct partnerships with schools and community non-profits.
Step Up Parents, Portsmouth
Awarded $2,575 to offer financial assistance to at least 150 New Hampshire families.
Awarded $5,000 to support a drop-in center and services for youth experiencing homelessness or at risk in Concord.
Webster House Children’s Home, Manchester
Awarded $2,000 to support the Webster House Outdoor Activities Program, which introduces residents from vulnerable populations to recreational activities as a positive emotional outlet.
YMCA of Greater Nashua
Awarded $2,300 to support the Y’s Power Scholars Academy program to help up to 400 under-resourced Nashua youth who are behind in their grade level.