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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 $140 million in charitable giving.

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of Eastern Bank and provides three types of grant opportunities.  See below to determine which type works best for your organization.

All applications must be submitted online through our portal. We will not accept paper or email requests or letters of inquiry. If you are a first-time applicant on 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.

We remain committed to these grants throughout our footprint and have committed a total of $5MM to support our communities in 2020.

We also seek to also have a deeper and more meaningful impact to promote economic inclusion and mobility across our region.  We are in the process of determining the best way for us to do this, and more information will be posted here as we have it.


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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 a list of 2019 Organizations that we donated to or committed to in the amount of $1,000 or more, click here.

In 2019, we donated nearly $10MM to charitable organizations throughout eastern MA and coastal and southern NH.  The grants ranged from $100 to $100,000.  We supported a diverse array or organizations and the grants that were made in 2019 are grouped in the following categories:

Mission Area 2019 Support Level
Human Services  18.5%
Early Childhood Development*  16.39%
Family & Children  14.46%
Education  12.5%
Social Justice  10.82%
Healthcare  8.86%
Economic Revitalization  8.85%
Affordable Housing 4.56%
Arts/Culture 3.56%
Other  1.49%

*2019 Targeted Grant Category