Foundation / Corporation
Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) Fund
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations and public agencies in the Funding Source's service area for programs and services that will benefit local residents. Eligible projects are those that are of high priority to the organization and are related to its mission and development. Applicant organizations must serve the communities of Alton, Ashland, Center Harbor, Gilford, Hampton Falls, Laconia, Melvin Village, Meredith, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, and Wolfeboro.
Over the years, the Fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, environmental monitoring as well as education and restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances, and equipment that helps save lives. While not focused on a particular category, Fund administrators are mindful of the receiving organization and its contribution to the quality of life in the communities served.
Proposals are sought from organizations which:
- Represent a high internal priority for the applicant organization and are related to its mission and development;
- Include a clear, practical plan with objectives for services, participation, and results;
- Leverage other funding or voluntary support;
- Offer evidence that project objectives will be accomplished within the grant period, or that other funding will be secured to continue the activity in the future;
- Demonstrate cooperation or collaboration among organizations for greater impact.
GrantWatch ID#: 174296
Grants generally range from $1,000 to $15,000; the majority are for less than $10,000.
In most cases, awards are made to support specific activities or programs that can be completed within a year. Although a limited number of multi-year grants are made, awards are usually not repeated or renewed.
Organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and public agencies are eligible to apply for support. Organizations and public agencies should have their primary base of operations in MVSB’s market area, including Alton, Ashland, Center Harbor, Gilford, Hampton Falls, Laconia, Melvin Village, Meredith, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, and Wolfeboro.
Grants are generally not awarded as operating support or funding for ongoing annual programs.
Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2017. Winners will be notified in December 2017.
Fund directors are willing to discuss potential projects before a formal application is submitted. The best approach is to write to the MVSB Fund, describing the project briefly and indicating the amount of grant support sought. It is generally not necessary to arrange a meeting.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to:
Meredith Village Savings Bank MVSB Fund
24 NH Route 25
P.O. Box 177
Meredith, NH 03253
Phone: (603) 279-7986 or (800) 922-6872
Email contact form:
USA: New Hampshire: Alton, Ashland, Center Harbor, Gilford, Hampton Falls, Laconia, Melvin Village, Meredith, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, and Wolfeboro