Charitable Foundation

Charitable Foundation

East Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation was formed in May of 1997 to establish a fund to support community organizations that have an impact in the areas of housing, education, family and youth services and our senior citizens. Since the Foundation’s start the Bank has contributed over $2.4 million. Most grants funded are in the $1,000 to $5,000 range. While many donations are monetary, the Bank is committed to partnering with our neighbors through either volunteer efforts, collaborating on meeting community needs and serving as a responsible corporate citizen. Giving is targeted to the communities that we serve: 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 4 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 in the communities that we serve: 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 
All interested organizations seeking support from the East Cambridge Charitable Foundation must apply for funding by September 1, 2019. Looking forward to 2020, the Foundation will review donation requests in the spring and fall. Organizations must apply by April 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020. If your event is in the fall or later in the year, we would suggest applying for the September 1 deadline.
 
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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