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Charitable Contributions Program

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

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Santander Bank Foundation

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Grants starting at $10,000 to USA nonprofits in multiple States for programs and projects that focus on affordable housing, financial education, and/or economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Funding is intended to support proposals that serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families in the service area, which includes 74 Counties in the following 8 States: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

Priorities for each of the three focus areas are as follows:

- 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:

Nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) status are eligible to apply.

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 Santander Bank’s footprint, which includes 74 counties in 8 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island (see map in Supporting Documents section below).
- 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:

Spring: Applications due by February 17, grants announced in early May.
Summer: Applications due by June 2, grants announced end of August.
Fall: Applications due by September 8, grants announced in early November.

The application link is available online (see contact info below for link).

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;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island