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Belmont Savings Bank Foundation announces Charitable Giving Voting Program

Posted on May 1st, 2016 at 11:31 AM

WALTHAM – The Belmont Savings Bank Foundation today announced the next round of a $30,000 grant
program for its charitable giving initiative in Waltham. All approved organizations have a 26-day period to
drive voting which will take place on the Foundation website.

After May 27, all votes will be tallied to identify the top five charitable organizations. The organizations with
the most votes will receive grants that will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st place – $10,000
  • 2nd place – $8,000
  • 3rd place – $6,000
  • 4th place – $4,000
  • 5th place – $2,000

The voting deadline is May 27, 2016 at 5pm.

During the initial round, nominated Waltham charitable organizations had until April 22 to submit an
application with an explanation of how it would use the funds. Now, eligible groups may encourage
supporters that live in Waltham to vote once per device on the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation website,
choosing their preferred recipient.

Eligible local charities include:

  • Greater Waltham ARC
  • Healthy Waltham
  • Junior Achievement of Northern New England
  • Kennedy Middle School PTO
  • MacArthur Elementary School PTO
  • Middlesex Human Service Agency Inc
  • More Than Words
  • Neighbors Who Care
  • Plympton Elementary School PTO
  • Reach Beyond Domestic Violence
  • Salvation Army Waltham Corps
  • Waltham Boys and Girls Club
  • Waltham Land Trust
  • Waltham YMCA
  • Watch CDC

All organizations on the voting ballot are invited to a reception where winners will be announced. The
reception will be held at the Westin on June 9th from 6 to 8pm.

The role of the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation is to support not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools
and other organizations as a way of adding to the quality of life for people living in the communities in which
Belmont Savings Bank serves. Since 2012, the Foundation has contributed $700,000 to local groups in the
Greater Boston area.

The deadline to vote is May 27th. For questions about the program or the nomination process, please visit

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