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Philanthropy & Charitable Giving Program

Grants and Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for
Programs Serving Low and Moderate-Income Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Santander Bank

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 - Sponsorship applications should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event.


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Grants and sponsorships to Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Rhode Island nonprofit organizations for programs serving low- and moderate-income communities within the funding source’s service area. Focus areas include affordable housing and healthy neighborhoods, financial empowerment, and small business and entrepreneurship.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173656

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Philanthropy & Charitable Giving Program is open to eligible nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations serving LMI communities within the Santander footprint. Santander Bank has a presence in parts of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Florida.

The following exclusions apply:
- Direct support to individuals
- Endowments and capital campaigns
- Programs with political, sectarian, or religious purposes
- Pageants, team sponsorships, or sporting events
- Fundraising "Walk-a-thons" or similar
- Organizations traditionally supported by parents (e.g., Little League, Parent Teacher Organizations, Scouting)
- Advertising in programs, bulletins, schedules, maps, yearbooks, book covers, or brochures
- Trips and tours, including transportation costs
- Programs serving residents in areas outside the Santander footprint

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are accepted from January 2nd through October 15th and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Decisions are made quarterly.

Sponsorship applications should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event, whenever possible. Requests are reviewed on a rolling basis. Decisions are made bi-weekly until funds are exhausted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island

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