EBCF: Community Grant

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Massachusetts: Barnstable County, Bristol County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Massachusetts: Barnstable County, Bristol County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County Show all

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Overview:

NOTE: *Applications for events should be submitted at least 60 days before your earliest print deadline.

Charitable Giving

The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation is a leader in corporate philanthropy and serves as the charitable arm of Eastern Bank. Since it's establishment, Eastern Bank and the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation have contributed to the health and vitality of the communities we serve. This is evidenced through our extraordinary commitment to provide financial support to organizations throughout our footprint. We do this by funding over 1,600 local organizations each year that provide services to the communities we serve.

Grants for Good

Eastern Bank is committed to helping communities prosper. That's why we're proud to give an average of 10% of our net income every year to charity. Since 1999, we have donated more than $120 million to non-profit organizations.

We focus our giving on supporting organizations that provide services to the underserved and neediest members of our community. We work to ensure that all our neighbors have equal access to employment, education, healthcare, housing, childcare, healthy meals and other essential support services.

Our goal is to support impactful organizations across our geographic footprint, contributing to the health and vitality of the communities we serve. We prefer to make smaller grants rather than a few large ones to increase the number of organizations and communities served.

Grant Program: Community Grants

Community Grants are awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year. Requests to support programs, projects, and event sponsorships are eligible.

The average Community Grant is $2,500. The maximum award for a Community Grant is $10,000. 

Our Foundation does not make multi-year commitments. 

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

Eligibility:

  • The organization:
    • Must have a 501(c)(3) designation
    • Cannot have an IRS subclassification of 509(a)(3)
    • Cannot be a private foundation

Preferences:

  • We prefer to make smaller grants rather than a few large ones to increase the number of organizations and communities served. 

Ineligibility:

  • The organization cannot have an IRS subclassification of 509(a)(3) .
  • The organization cannot be a private foundation.
  • Our Charitable Foundation will not make multi-year commitments regardless of the grant category.