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Charitable Contributions Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple Northeastern States for Housing,
Financial Education, and Economic Development Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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Santander Bank

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Grants to Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island nonprofit organizations for programs serving low- and moderate-income households within the funding source’s service area. Focus areas include affordable housing, financial education, and economic development and neighborhood revitalization.

The Santander Bank, N.A. Charitable Contributions Program makes donations to charitable organizations in the neighborhoods where its customers and colleagues live and work. The Santander Banks partners with programs that make a measurable difference in the lives of low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.

In addition to grant support, Santander volunteers can provide financial education, technical assistance, serve on Boards and assist with other organizational development needs.

Santander accepts grant applications from not-for-profit organizations operating programs that serve low-to-moderate income households within three areas of focus:

-Affordable Housing: Supporting a range of affordable housing programs from homelessness prevention to home ownership.

-Financial Education: Promoting financial education with a focus on helping individuals with basic banking and budgeting, and the transition into the workforce or to college.

-Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization: Providing assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs that create and maintain jobs in local neighborhoods.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173656

Estimated Size of Grant:

The majority of awarded grants are in the $10,000 to $100,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Santander accepts grant applications from not-for-profit organizations operating programs that serve low-to-moderate income households.

Funding Exclusions:
-Grants to individuals
-Capital campaigns
-Programs with political, sectarian, or religious purposes
-Pageants, team sponsorships or sporting events
-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
-"Walk–a–thons" or similar fundraising events
-Programs serving residents in areas outside the Bank’s footprint
-Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, color, disability, handicap, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, family status, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, ancestry, or any other basis prohibited by law

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Making Calendar:
-Cycle 1: Applications due by February 2, grants announced in early May
-Cycle 2: Applications due by June 15, grants announced end of August
-Cycle 3: Applications due by September 14, grants announced in early November

The Foundation will begin accepting applications for Cycle 2 in May 2018.

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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Grant Coverage Areas:

Grants are intended to serve communities within Santander Bank's footprint. More information about Santander Bank locations may be found here:

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Geographic Focus:

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