Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports Project Step

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated to Project STEP, (String Training Education Program) to provide funding for the purchase of instrument supplies for students. While Project STEP has a solid collection of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses, instrument bows wear out much more quickly than the instruments. The grant from Dedham Savings will help STEP purchase new bows, enabling students to make greater progress on their instruments and gain musical skills so they can reach their fullest potential with their instruments.  


Since 1982, Project STEP (String Training Education Program) has provided talented young musicians that identify with historically underrepresented groups in classical music with comprehensive music instruction. Project STEP’s mission is to identify musically talented underrepresented students from Boston and surrounding communities, providing them with comprehensive music and string instrument instruction.


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation was formed by Dedham Savings for the purpose of funding requests from community organizations which provide services to the communities that they serve. These communities generally, but not exclusively, include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood. Typical requests are usually received from such organizations as schools, libraries, family service organizations

and non-profit organizations. The Trustees of the Foundation will accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice a year. Organizations wishing to request funding from the Foundation may apply online on our Community Giving Page.


Incorporated in 1831, Dedham Savings has assets of over $2.3 billion. Its mission is to promote financial strength and success in the individuals, families, and businesses of the communities it serves. Dedham Savings offers a broad range of financial and electronic banking services to individuals, businesses, and organizations through full-service locations in Dedham, East Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood.

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