Hanover, MA (June 2, 2020) – Rockland Trust’s two affiliated charitable foundations (Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Rockland Trust-Blue Hills Charitable Foundation, Inc.) have made their second phase of COVID-19 relief grants, providing $270,000 in total grants to 43 organizations across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Phase II grants were primarily designed to address the needs of individuals whose lives have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and who often do not have access to existing support networks. The three key areas in the second phase of giving focused on:
“We hope these grants provide some measure of relief to those most severely impacted by the ongoing crisis,” said Edward Seksay, President and Chair of both the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, Inc. and the Rockland Trust – Blue Hills Charitable Foundation, Inc. “Our affiliated foundations are grateful for the opportunity to support organizations that are making a difference for underserved populations.”
The first phase of COVID-19 relief grants by Rockland Trust’s affiliated foundations were comprised of $140,000 in grants to nine local non-profit, front-line organizations across the Rockland Trust footprint to help fund a swift, emergency response to meet basic needs, such as emergency childcare and food insecurity and emergency childcare. The foundations have committed to granting at least $500,000 to pandemic relief efforts.
ROCKLAND TRUST CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.
The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, Inc. became affiliated with Rockland Trust in 2009 and has contributed more than $7 million dollars to non-profit organizations.
ROCKLAND TRUST- BLUE HILLS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.
The Rockland Trust-Blue Hills Charitable Foundation, Inc. became affiliated with Rockland Trust in 2019 and has contributed more than $6.8 million dollars to non-profit organizations.
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