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Grants in Our Communities

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.

The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation currently accepts 3 types of grant requests: Community Grants, CITC Grants and Neighborhood Grants. See the chart below to determine which type of grant is most appropriate for your request.

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted via our online application. We do not accept paper requests or letters of inquiry. If you are a first-time user of our online system, you will need to register yourself as a new user

Your email address is your unique identifier and can be associated with only one organization. If you are affiliated with more than one organization, please obtain additional email addresses and register for each organization separately.

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See Which Grant is Right for your Organization

Grant Categories

Our Charitable Foundation currently accepts several types of grant requests:

  • Community Grants
  • CITC Grants
  • Neighborhood Grants

Please carefully read the grant descriptions below to determine which type of grant is most appropriate for your request. 

Should you have questions on the application process or the appropriate category for your request, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 781-598-7596.

Our goal is to support impactful organizations across our geographic footprint, contributing to the health and vitality of the communities we serve.  Download and view list of 2018 Organizations Receiving Donations of $1,000 or more, click here.

As a result of enhancements to our 2019 Giving Impact Category on Enriching Early Childhood Development, we will no longer be offering Targeted Grants or Partnership Grants. 

In 2018, we made grants totaling $12 million to charitable organizations throughout eastern MA and coastal and southern NH. The grants ranged in size from $100 to $100,000. We support a diverse array of organizations and the grants that were made in 2018 are grouped into the following categories:

Mission Area 2018 Support Level
Advancing Women*  29%
Human Services  22%
Family & Children  12%
Education  10%
Economic Revitalization  7%
Healthcare  7%
Social Justice  7%
Other  6%

*2018 Targeted Grant Category