NEWBURYPORT — Institution for Savings awarded and pledged more than $430,000 to North Shore charitable groups and nonprofit organizations during the third quarter, with the Amesbury Carriage Museum receiving the largest grant of $25,000.

Institution for Savings has a trio of charitable foundations — the Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation; 2 Depot Square Ipswich Foundation; and Main Street Rockport Foundation, which awarded and pledged $431,956 in charitable grants in the third quarter.

In a press release, Institution CEO and President Michael Jones stated that the $25,000 Amesbury Carriage Museum grant will go toward construction of its Industrial History Center at Mill 2.

“Our communities are blessed with so many generous nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to improve the lives of those they serve,” Jones said. “As a mutual savings bank for nearly 200 years, the Institution for Savings shares a very similar vision, which is why we are committed to dedicating a portion of our assets each and every quarter toward making our communities better places in which to live and work.”

The Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation also gave a $23,750 grant to Salisbury’s Pettengill House for programs and services; $18,800 to the Salisbury Elementary School PTA to purchase Chromebooks and iPads for students; and $12,000 to the Greater Newburyport YWCA to support its sliding-scale child care program.

Recurring payments were also made on several large grants approved earlier by the Institution, including; $100,000 to Anna Jaques Hospital; $100,000 to Essex County Greenbelt; and $30,000 to the Triton Education Foundation.

The Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation also gave undisclosed amounts to: Amesbury Cultural Council; Amesbury Youth Hockey League; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Food Festival; Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce; Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness; Link House Inc.; New England Exchange Club Foundation; Northern Essex Community College; Sean Perkins Foundation; Town of Salisbury; Alliance of Climate and Environmental Stewards Inc.; Amesbury Middle School; Anchor of Hope Diaper Bank Inc.; Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Inc; General Charitable Society of Newburyport; Horizon Club, Inc of Newburyport; Joppa Flats Running Club; Lucy’s Love Bus Charitable Trust Inc.; Newbury Elementary School; Newburyport Art Association; Old South First Presbyterian Church; Salisbury Elementary School PTA; St Vincent De Paul; The Actors Studio of Newburyport; The Pettengill House; Triton Regional High School; and YWCA Greater Newburyport.

The 2 Depot Square Ipswich Foundation gave undisclosed sums to: Agawam Youth Hockey; Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church; Boxford Police Department; Citizens Inn Inc.; Habitat for Humanity; Hamilton Wenham High School Ice Hockey Boosters; Ipswich High School Football Boosters; Ipswich Rotary Charitable Trust; Lifebridge North Shore; LiveStrong; My Brother’s Table; Pine Grove School PTA; and The Trustee of the Reservations.

The Main Street Rockport Foundation gave undisclosed sums to; Action Inc.; Beverly High School; Essex Merchants Group; First R Foundation; Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce; Rockport Art Association; Rockport Exchange; Rockport High School; Rockport Youth Basketball; Senior Care Inc.; Senior Care Inc.; Symphony by the Sea; and The Gloucester Fund.

A complete list of grants can be found at

Staff writer Jim Sullivan covers Amesbury and Salisbury for The Daily News. He can be reached via email at or by phone at 978-961-3145. Follow him on Twitter @ndnsully.

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