We’re proud to be part of the North Country community and even prouder of our commitment to giving back to the place we call home—and the people we call family.


There’s more than one way to serve your community. Here at Northern, we’re community caregivers; so we volunteer our time, money and talent through events, integrated programs and sponsorships.

2018 Was a Very Good—and Giving—Year!
In fact, during 2018 Northern gave back in more ways than ever:

  • 58 Financial Education Partnerships
  • $12K in Scholarships to Local Area Students
  • $62,775 in Local Nonprofit Donations and Sponsorships
  • 77 Local Organizations Supported
  • 50 First Time Homebuyers Helped
  • 12 Casual for a Cause Recipients

We welcome you to join us at one of our local events, like the Annual Michelle Salisbury Memorial Golf Tournament or lend a helping hand (or checkbook) to one of the amazing organizations Northern currently supports (many of which are listed below). Are you part of a nonprofit looking for Northern’s support? Review our Guidelines and complete a Community Involvement Request Form.

A Commitment to Our Communities
Adams Cheddar Cheese Festival
Adams Revitalization Committee
American Red Cross
Boys and Girls Club of the North Country
Carthage St. James Food Pantry
Carthage V.E.M. Food Pantry
Feed Our Vets
Heather Freeman Foundation
Lewis County Agricultural Society
Lewis County Historical Society
Lewis County Humane Society
Lowville Cream Cheese Festival
New York State Zoo at Thompson Park
Ninjas Against Animal Cruelty
PIVOT Foundation
SPCA of Jefferson County
United Way of Jefferson County
United Way of Lewis County
Vets Peer to Peer Outreach
Watertown Urban Mission

A Commitment to Our Heroes
Association of the United States Army
Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization
Northern New York—Fort Drum AUSA
South Jeff Rescue Squad
USO Fort Drum

A Commitment to the Future
Banzai Financial Education
Children’s Home of Jefferson County
Carthage Backpack Program
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Gouverneur Central School Backpack Program
Indian River Backpack Program
Jefferson Community College Foundation
Michael J. Cerroni Memorial Foundation
Michelle Salisbury Memorial Scholarship Program & Golf Tournament
New Day Children’s Center
Northern Credit Union Scholarship Program
Purple Heart Scholarship Fund
Sackets Harbor Backpack Program
South Jefferson Backpack Program
Watertown Backpack Program

A Commitment to Health
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Carthage Area Hospital Foundation
Children’s Miracle Network
Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund
Hospice of Jefferson County
North Country Against Cancer
North Country Family Health Center
Northern New York Autism Foundation
Samaritan Medical Center Foundation