In 2022, our employees volunteered thousands of 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 tens of millions of dollars to help provide legal services to New Hampshire citizens who are struggling to overcome poverty.
The Merrimack is proud of our designation as a Leadership Bank by the NH Bar Foundation.
The Merrimack Foundation is pleased to announce the 20 non-profits that were awarded $57,896 in grant funding in 2023. Since 1997, our Foundation remains committed to providing financial support to organizations that enrich and improve the quality of life of Granite Staters.
“It’s our mission to better the communities where we work and live, but we can’t do it alone!” said Linda Lorden, President of The Merrimack. “We’re grateful for the Foundation’s support which allows us to support local organizations that help strengthen our communities.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire, Concord
Awarded $2,000 to purchase a toddler-friendly climbing structure and sandbox for the Warner Early Learning Center.
CATCH Neighborhood Housing, Concord
Awarded $4,100 to purchase and install bike racks and a basketball system for residents at Willow Crossing, an affordable housing community.
Catholic Charities New Hampshire, Manchester
Awarded $3,000 to help 1,700 low-income, struggling families and individuals receive financial assistance through individualized casework services.
Circle Program, Plymouth
Awarded $5,000 to support one newly enrolled 9- to 11-year-old for three weeks of residential summer camp and one 12- to 14-year-old for two weeks of residential summer camp (both from Merrimack County).
Concord Hospital Trust
Awarded $2,500 to provide dental care for low-income patients at the Concord Hospital Family Health Center Dental Clinic.
Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, Concord
Awarded $2,500 for the expansion of therapeutic programming to survivor’s staying in their emergency shelter.
Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire, Nashua
Awarded $2,000 for their Diversion Program to assist families who are temporarily displaced.
Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts, Concord
Awarded $3,000 to secure stable housing, transportation, dental or child care, and other critical services for 10 individuals.
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.
Future In Sight, Concord
Awarded $2,000 to provide training, tools and support to low income adults who are blind and visually impaired.
Granite YMCA of Concord
Awarded $4,000 to purchase new outdoor sensory equipment for youth in their Early Learning Child Care Center.
Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County, Merrimack
Awarded $2,000 to provide 1,645 meals and services to older and disabled adults.
Merrimack Valley Day Care Service, Concord
Awarded $1,296 to purchase 16 tablets to facilitate their transition to a more efficient, paper-free management and parent communication tool.
Overcomers Refugee Services, Concord
Awarded $3,000 to fund the cost of monthly meetings for refugee and immigrant women.
The Pittsfield Youth Workshop, Pittsfield
Awarded $3,500 to assist in providing quality and effective year-round programming for free to youth in grades six through twelve from Pittsfield and surrounding communities.
Step Up Parents, Portsmouth
Awarded $3,000 to offer financial assistance to at least 175 New Hampshire families.
Tapply-Thompson Community Center, Bristol
Awarded $2,000 to support the Weekend Food Supplement Program to purchase healthy foods for students to bring home on weekends.
Twin Rivers Food Pantry, Franklin
Awarded $1,000 to purchase of farm fresh milk for the Choice Pantry Program.
Awarded $4,000 to support a drop-in center and services for youth experiencing homelessness or at risk in Merrimack County.
YMCA of Greater Nashua
Awarded $3,000 to support the Y’s Power Scholars Academy program to help up to 400 under-resourced Nashua youth who are behind grade level.