A Grassroots Focus
Each year, we support more than 1,000 local organizations providing a variety of vital services that matter to our communities. With grants ranging from $100 to $10,000, Community Donations amount to millions of dollars each year. In addition, Eastern employees donate their time to many grant recipients as board members and volunteers using their expertise and enhancing our understanding of the needs of our neighbors in the cities and towns we serve. We listen and respond with support for programming and approaches that incorporate the lived experiences of people grounded in the issues and closest to the solutions and support the work of those who have devoted their life's work to helping people to prosper. Moving forward, we will deepen our Community Donations’ impact by remaining a reliable partner, and open to all.
Below are examples of the impact our Community Donations are having locally: