Charitable Foundation

Charitable Foundation

East Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation was formed in May of 1997 to support community organizations that  work to address and support affordable housing, education, family and youth services and senior citizens. Since the Foundation’s incorporation, the Bank has contributed over $2.4 million to support these causes. Most grants funded are in the $1,000 to $5,000 range. While many donations are monetary, the Bank is also committed to partnering with our neighbors through volunteer efforts, collaborating on meeting community needs, and serving as a responsible corporate citizen. Giving is targeted to the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Assessment Area: Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Newton, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, and Winchester.

In addition to charitable giving, East Cambridge Savings Bank employees volunteer hundreds of hours each year, serve on numerous nonprofit boards, and organize clothing, food, and toy drives. For the past five consecutive years, East Cambridge Savings Bank has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.


Guidelines

Requirements:
  • Must be a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization or have Tax-Exempt status
  • Must serve one or more of the following communities: Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Newton, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, and Winchester
  • The request must be program or project specific 
If you are interested in applying for funding for your event or organization, please complete our online Charitable Foundation Grant Application or click here to download the PDF version.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to us directly regarding your request, please contact Patricia McGovern at pmcgovern@ecsb.com or 617.551.2350.

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