Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation
Announces 2019 Community Grants
The Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that the MBA Charitable Foundation has set a new record in its annual year-end community grant season. The 45 grants in 2019 total $172,500, a record dollar commitment this year. The foundation has now provided gifts totaling approximately $2.7 million over its 23-year history, which is only a small part of the more than the $106 million contributed annually by Massachusetts banks to charitable non-profits and social agencies throughout the Commonwealth.
The foundation, supported by the 140 member banks of the MBA throughout Massachusetts and New England, is distributing the grants over eight geographic regions in Massachusetts. Of the many well-deserving social service agencies, we particularly attempted to craft some special awards to those aiding in the battles of opioid/drug addiction, homelessness/women shelters and empowerment, and hunger.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide these gifts,” said Patrick J. Murray, chairman of the MBA Charitable Foundation, and president and CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank, Taunton. “This foundation has done so much good work over the years, yet each gift-giving season we see more need. That’s why each year, we rededicate ourselves to this effort to help in any way we can.”
The recipients, the grants, and the award schedules follow: