Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Grant

Bristol County Savings Bank

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Grant amount: Up to US $7,500

Next deadline: Apr 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Massachusetts: Bristol County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Providence County, Rhode Island

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Grant

The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. The purpose of our Foundation is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and social well-being of the people and institutions located in the greater Attleboro/Taunton, greater New Bedford, greater Fall River, Massachusetts area and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island area.

Since our Foundation began, over $20 million in grants have been committed to 501(c)(3) organizations in our local communities. Last year the Foundation awarded in excess of $1.9 million in support of organizations that are dealing with some of our area’s most critical issues.

Our Foundation relies upon the guidance of 21 local community leaders who assist us in making funding decisions for each area. This local expertise helps us ensure that our funding efforts are focused and targeted towards creating positive impact for the communities we serve.

Funding Ranges/Restrictions:

In an effort to assist as many qualified organizations as possible within our market areas, our Foundation awards grants of varying sizes depending on the specific project being funded. However, please note the following:

One-time Grants

  • The average range for grants is up to $7,500.
  • Successful applicants are limited to one grant per year.

Large Dollar Multi-Year Grants

  • The BCSCF has a cap for the amount of multi-year grants issued annually, therefore large dollar grants are contingent on the number and dollar amount of multi-year grants on our existing commitment schedule.
  • Successful applicants are precluded from receiving additional grants during the multi-year funding period.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • If you are a 501(c)(3) organization located in or serving one of the following communities, we welcome you to apply:
    • Taunton/Attleboro Massachusetts Community: Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Franklin, North Attleborough, Norton, Plainville, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Taunton, and Wrentham, Massachusetts 
    • Southcoast Massachusetts Community: Dartmouth, East Freetown, Fall River, New Bedford, and Westport Massachusetts
    • Pawtucket, RI Community: Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Preferences:

  • The BCSCF was established for the purpose of being a partner for local organizations by providing financial support and in turn creating a positive impact for the communities we serve.
    • To achieve these goals we have established funding preferences that include:
      • Funding projects or purposes that focus on one or more of the following areas:
        • Education & Financial Literacy
        • Economic Development
        • Housing (particularly targeted to low-moderate income)
      • Funding a variety of purposes for each organization including seed funding and special projects as opposed to contributing to an organization’s annual operating budget.
      • Funding projects or purposes that benefit many as opposed to a few.