Foundation / Corporation
Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF)
Grants of up to $7,500 to Massachusetts and Rhode Island nonprofit organizations to promote social and economic wellbeing in eligible communities. First-time applicants must submit an initial inquiry prior to a full application. Program areas include education, financial literacy, housing, and economic development.
The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. The purpose of the Foundation is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and social well-being of the people and institutions located in the greater Attleboro/Taunton, greater New Bedford, greater Fall River, Massachusetts area and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island area.
The BCSCF was established for the purpose of being a partner for local organizations by providing financial support and in turn creating a positive impact for eligible communities. To achieve these goals, the Foundation has established funding preferences that include:
-Funding projects or purposes that focus on one or more of the following areas: Education & Financial Literacy; Economic Development; Housing (particularly targeted to low-moderate income)
-Funding a variety of purposes for each organization including seed funding and special projects as opposed to contributing to an organization’s annual operating budget
-Funding projects or purposes that benefit many as opposed to a few
GrantWatch ID#: 177149
The average range for grants is up to $7,500.
Multi-year grants are available.
The BCSCF has a cap for the amount of multi-year grants issued annually, therefore large dollar grants are contingent on the number and dollar amount of multi-year grants on the existing commitment schedule.
Successful applicants are precluded from receiving additional grants during the multi-year funding period.
If you are a 501(c)(3) organization located in or serving one of the following communities, the Foundation welcomes you to apply:
-Taunton/Attleboro Massachusetts Community: Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Franklin, North Attleborough, Norton, Plainville, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Taunton, and Wrentham, Massachusetts
-Southcoast Massachusetts Community: Dartmouth, East Freetown, Fall River, New Bedford, and Westport Massachusetts
-Pawtucket, RI Community: Pawtucket, Rhode Island
All funding requests must be submitted through the online grant application site.
If you are new to the foundation, please provide preliminary information on the grant request form to help staff determine if your organization is eligible to receive a link to the online grant application.
Note: this is not the online grant application. If you would prefer, please call the Foundation. This process is intended to help determine if your organization meets all the qualifications prior to investing time in the application process.
If you are returning organization and would like to submit a new grant application please complete the form below or call the Foundation for assistance.
The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation holds two meetings in each geographic region throughout the year to review application requests.
Grant application submission deadlines:
-May 2018 Meetings – Deadline: April 2, 2018
-November 2018 Meetings – Deadline: October 1, 2018
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
First time applications may submit a grant application request form here:
Returning organizations may complete a grant application here:
USA: Massachusetts: Taunton/Attleboro Massachusetts and Southcoast Massachusetts Communities; Rhode Island: Pawtucket