At a time when there is such awareness of our differences, we look forward to one day focusing solely on our similarities. As employees, as an organization, and as a pillar in our communities, Dedham Savings strongly supports the conscious, forthright efforts toward equality for all. As your community bank, we pledge to listen, to understand, and to take actions that lead toward inclusion. We care deeply about our communities and we support efforts, and organizations, that promote racial equity. We will continue to foster kindness, acceptance, and tolerance…and then we will hope it becomes contagious.
Dedham Savings is making an investment of $1.5 million in a mutual fund specifically targeted toward investing in minority communities, with the objective of reducing racial inequities in housing. This investment is in addition to our Bank’s donations of over $75,000 this year to local food pantries in cities and towns with low-to-moderate income census tracts. We have also targeted three organizations whose focus is on racial equality and respect. These organizations are: Youth Enrichment Services (“YES” https://yeskids.org/), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP http://naacpboston.com/), and the Dorchester Youth Collaborative (DYC https://dorchesteryouthcollaborative.org/) and each of these organizations will receive $5,000 donations.