Bay State Savings Charitable Foundation

In January of 2003, Bay State Savings Bank established the Bay State Savings Charitable Foundation, Inc. as yet another demonstration of the Bank’s continuing commitment to reinvest in the people and organizations that live and operate in its service area.

Funded entirely by Bay State Savings Bank, the Foundation was created for the specific purpose of making charitable contributions to non-profit organizations and supporting worthy programs that enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Examples include culture and the arts, education (scholarships), environment, health and human services, civic affairs, and community development.

Please note: The next meeting of Bay State Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, originally scheduled for April, has been postponed. More information on a new meeting date will be announced in the coming weeks.

Eligible communities are:

  • Ashburnham
  • Athol
  • Auburn
  • Barre
  • Berlin
  • Blackstone
  • Bolton
  • Boylston
  • Brookfield
  • Charlton
  • Clinton
  • Douglas
  • Dudley
  • East Brookfield
  • Fitchburg
  • Gardner
  • Grafton
  • Hardwick
  • Harvard
  • Holden
  • Hopedale
  • Hubbardston
  • Lancaster
  • Leicester
  • Leominster
  • Lunenburg
  • Mendon
  • Milford
  • Millbury
  • Millville
  • New Braintree
  • North Brookfield
  • Northborough
  • Northbridge
  • Oakham
  • Oxford
  • Paxton
  • Petersham
  • Phillipston
  • Princeton
  • Royalston
  • Rutland
  • Shrewsbury
  • Southborough
  • Southbridge
  • Spencer
  • Sterling
  • Sturbridge
  • Sutton
  • Templeton
  • Upton
  • Uxbridge
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • West Boylston
  • West Brookfield
  • Westborough
  • Westminster
  • Winchendon
  • Worcester

Officers of the Bay State Savings Charitable Foundation, Inc. are Treasurer:  Cheri Carty and President: Diane M. Giampa; both of whom are also employees of Bay State Savings Bank.

The Directors are Jay Z. Aframe – Attorney and Managing Partner, Philips, Silver, Talman & Aframe, P.C. and John Graham – Partner, Graham and Sheperd, P.C.

Since its inception in 2003, the Foundation has distributed more than $700,000 in grants and scholarships.