Charitable Foundation accepts Targeted Grant applications for violence prevention programs

February 16, 2017

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation begins accepting “Targeted Grant” applications for violence prevention programs

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2015 – The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation has begun accepting applications for grants that address violence prevention as part of its annual “Targeted Grants” program.  The charitable foundation is looking for nonprofits to submit proposals that fund programs or initiatives addressing the myriad of issues associated with violence including: anti-bullying, hate crimes, domestic abuse, sexual assault, physical abuse, and safe neighborhoods.  

“Feeling safe at home, in the workplace, in school or in your neighborhood should be something that no one has to worry about,” said Laura Kurzrok, Executive Director of the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation.  “Through our ‘Targeted Grant’ program, we will fund and support organizations throughout the Eastern Bank footprint working tirelessly to make this goal a reality.” 

The foundation plans to award grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, with the majority of the awards granted in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.  The grants will be reviewed annually and requests must be submitted online by March 2, 2015.  For more information, and to apply for a grant, please visit: 

Last year, the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation donated $1.6 million in targeted grant giving to organizations that address “K-12 student success” in education.    

About Eastern Bank
Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is the largest and oldest mutual bank in the country, with $9.5 billion in assets and more than 100 branches serving communities in eastern Massachusetts and southern and coastal New Hampshire. Eastern Bank offers banking, investments and insurance all under one roof, and prides itself on working harder to understand its customers’ needs so it can deliver these services in a committed and personal way.  Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Bank Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is a recognized leader in corporate social responsibility and for its advocacy on behalf of a number of social justice causes. 

For more information, contact: Andrew Ravens, Public Relations, Eastern Bank, 781-598-8528, or e-mail Andrew Ravens. 

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