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Belmont Savings Bank Foundation announces Newton Charitable Giving Voting

Posted on October 13th, 2015 at 5:19 PM

NEWTON - The Belmont Savings Bank Foundation today announced the next round of a $30,000 grant program for its charitable giving initiative in Newton. All approved organizations have a 25-day period to drive voting which will take place on the Foundation website.

After 25 days, 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 November 6, 2015 at 5pm.

During the initial round, nominated Newton charitable organizations had until October 7 to submit an application with an explanation of how it would use the funds. Now, eligible groups may encourage supporters that live in Newton to vote once per device on the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation website, choosing their preferred recipient.

Eligible local charities include:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Newton
  • Centre Street Food Pantry
  • Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization
  • Facing Cancer Together
  • Family ACCESS
  • Jackson Walnut School
  • Kesher Newton
  • Meeting House Child Care
  • Newton Athletes Unlimited
  • Newton Community Pride
  • Newton North PTSO
  • Newton Schools Foundation
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation
  • Second Step
  • Suzuki School of Newton
  • West Suburban YMCA

All organizations on the voting ballot are invited to a reception where winners will be announced. The reception will be held at the Newton Marriott on November 18th from 6-9pm. 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 $590,000 to local groups in the Greater Boston area. The deadline to vote is November 6, 2015. For questions about the program or the nomination process, please visit www.belmontsavingsfoundation.com.

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