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Community Giving

Since our founding, we have maintained the firm belief that investing in our communities is an integral part of our continued success.  We know that a strong bank, invested in the community, strengthens the local economy.  

Northern Bank is the bank of choice for many of the schools, non-profits and other charitable organizations in our communities – partnering with them to advance their mission.


In addition to the many hours our team members dedicate to organization in our communities, we also invest in communities in Middlesex County through the Northern Bank Charitable Foundation.

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Northern Bank Charitable Foundation

Created in 2012, the Northern Bank Charitable Foundation provides financial support to non-profits and other community organizations that promote educational opportunities, youth and social services or community development in the towns and cities of Middlesex County. ‚Äč


In 2016, the Foundation provided contributions ranging from $250 to $50,000 to more than 30 local organizations.   Organizations serving our communities and interested in Foundation support should complete the request form and return it to:


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Northern Bank Charitable Foundation

275 Mishawum Road,

Woburn, MA 01801


Please note: Northern Bank does not make contributions of any kind to individuals, political, religious or discriminatory organizations.

Financial Literacy

In addition to the Foundation's financial contributions, Northern Bank staff, with support from the Foundation, provide financial literacy education sessions, like the FDIC Money Smart program, for students in local elementary and high schools throughout the year.


James E. McGarry Jr. Scholarship Fund

The Northern Bank Foundation also administers the James E. McGarry Jr. Scholarship Fund. 

The $5,000 scholarship, established in 2014, honors the late “Jim” McGarry of Woburn for his 50 years of service to Northern Bank. It also pays tribute to his lifelong affinity for the fire and police departments in his city.


Applications are limited to graduating high school seniors with a parent or natural guardian who is an active firefighter or police officer in Middlesex County.


The Foundation is no longer accepting applications for the 2017 awards.  Download the application form from the link below.  Please return completed forms to the address below.


Download Application Form




Northern Bank Charitable Foundation

Attention: Mary Elizabeth Mawn

275 Mishawum Road,

Woburn, MA 01801


Employee Volunteerism

Northern Bank encourages employee volunteerism by providing regular opportunities for community involvement with paid time off.  Through the Bank's Volunteer Release Time Off Program, we offer eligible employees up to 24 hours per year to actively use their skills and knowledge to volunteer within our community. Northern Bank employees logged more than 1,500 volunteer hours in 2016.

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