A Grassroots Focus
Each year, we support more than 1,500 local organizations providing a variety of vital services that matter to our communities. With grants ranging from $100 to $10,000, Community Donations are the largest part of our funding, amounting to millions of dollars each year. In addition, Eastern employees donate their time to many grant recipients as board members and volunteers, enhancing our understanding of needs in the cities and towns we serve. We listen and respond with support for programming and approaches that incorporate the lived experiences of those grounded in the issues and closest to the solutions and supporting 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: