Please note: All applications for grants and sponsorships must be made through our online application system. No applications will be accepted by email, fax or mail.
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Rockland Trust and its affiliated foundations currently accept two types of requests for funding: Event Sponsorship Requests or Program Grants. These guidelines below summarize the major factors considered in charitable contribution decision-making.
Foundations will typically only award funding for grants and sponsorships to organizations recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3)Public Charity non-profit organization. For more information, please see our foundation giving guidelines.
Request a Grant
Grants are funds provided to non-profits recognized as a 501(c)(3) Public Charities by the IRS in support of specific projects or programs, including capital requests, or operating support. Multi-year requests are accepted. Grants are NOT to request funding for a date-specific event. Applications are reviewed quarterly by our Boards of Directors, and must be received by October 15, 2020 to receive funding in 2020. The average grant amount is $1,000 - $5,000.
Request a Sponsorship
Sponsorships are marketing partnerships with an organization that align with our charitable mission and yield visibility for an event or events to be held on a specific date. Other criteria that are considered when evaluating sponsorship proposals are the positive impact on the community and quantifiable media value. Rockland Trust requires a minimum of six weeks’ notice from your Publicity Deadline Date to review and approve a sponsorship request. The average sponsorship amount is $1,000 - $5,000.
Required Forms and Attachments
Applicants for grants and sponsorships are required to provide the following documentation when submitting their application: