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 is no longer accepting grant applications for 2021. Grant applications will be accepted again starting in January 2022. Sponsorship applications are accepted and considered year-round if submitted a minimum of six weeks’ prior to the event publicity deadline.
Rockland Trust and its affiliated foundations are strong advocates for the community organizations that help support the individuals, families, and businesses that comprise the communities we serve. Each year Rockland Trust and its affiliated foundations provide over two million dollars in grants and sponsorships to non-profit community organizations. We prioritize our giving to non-profit organizations located in our service area that deliver essential services in our focus areas to low-to-moderate income individuals.
Rockland Trust and its affiliated foundations currently accept three types of applications for funding. Please refer to our Giving Guidelines which summarize the major factors considered in charitable contribution decision making.
Request a Grant
Grants are funds provided through Rockland Trust’s affiliated foundations 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, 2021 to receive funding in 2021. 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.
There are two types of sponsorship applications: Gala Sponsorship and Event Sponsorship. Please fill out the Gala Sponsorship application if your event is an evening dinner event with speakers/presenters (which may be virtual in 2021 due to COVID). If your event is a 5K, walk, parade, or other community event, please fill out the Event Sponsorship application. If you are unsure which application to use, please email email@example.com
Required Forms and Attachments
Organizations applying for grant and gala sponsorships are required to provide the following documentation when submitting their application:
Additionally, Rockland Trust’s applications also request demographic data of the individuals served by your organization and project (as applicable), along with demographic data of your organization’s Board and leadership staff. This data will be used to help us better understand your organization, and the beneficiaries of your work.