Avidia Charitable Foundation

Avidia Bank is committed to the concept of community banking. We proudly accept and fulfill our responsibilities as a corporate citizen by contributing to the well-being of the people and organizations around us.

The Avidia Charitable Foundation was founded in July of 1997, with a donation of $20,000 to the United Way. Since that day we have never stopped looking for opportunities to help our communities in any way that we can.

The Officers

President: Mark O‘Connell
Treasurer: Margaret Sullivan
Clerk: Mikala Geurtsen
The Board: Avidia Bank Executive Board Members

A sample of the Organizations we have helped over the years:

Jeremiah'S Inn MAJeremiah'S Inn MA Logo
Employment Options Massachusetts LogoEmployment Options Massachusetts
River's Edge Arts Alliance MassachusettsRiver's Edge Arts Alliance Massachusetts Logo
Hudson Maynard Adult Learning CenterHudson Maynard Adult Learning Center Logo
Umass Memorial Health Care MAUmass Memorial Health Care MA Logo
Abby's House MAAbby's House MA Logo
Boys and Gils Club MetrowestBoys and Gils Club Metrowest Logo
YMCA MassachusettsYMCA Massachusetts Logo


To request support from the Avidia Charitable Foundation, fill out the proposal request form below.

Avidia Charitable Foundation Guidelines

The request must benefit residents in our designated service area

$1,000 is the minimum request. There is no maximum amount but it must be appropriate and reasonable.

Grants are limited to non-profit organizations. Organizations include, but are not limited to, those which place an emphasis on projects which focus on the disadvantaged and/or underserved. The particular areas of interest are those related to health and human service, housing, education and community and workforce development and, to a lesser degree, the environment and the arts. Grants are typically awarded for a specific project or purpose rather than for general funds. Grants are not awarded to other Foundations.

The Foundation meets quarterly. The Request Form must be received by the 25th day of the last month of the quarter (i.e., 3/25, 6/25, 9/25,12/25) by Mikala Geurtsen at Avidia Bank, 42 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749.

Direct Line: (978) 567-3683
Fax: (978) 567-3601 
E-Mail: charitable@avidiabank.com

Proposal Request Form

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