Our Charitable Foundations

People’s United Community Foundation and People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts support the communities where People’s United Bank branches are located. Through grants for nonprofit programs and services, their overall mission is to:

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Enhance the quality of life for residents

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Promote the economic development and well-being of neighborhoods

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Support the educational and developmental needs of children and youth

Congratulations to our grant recipients

Our foundations are proud of the investments made in supporting our communities and appreciate the hard work of our nonprofit partners in helping our communities thrive.

Thank you, and congratulations to our most recent grant recipients.

Giving guidelines

Only one grant application is accepted by either People’s United Community Foundation or the People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts. Organizations are not eligible to receive a grant from both foundations during the same year.

To be considered for a grant from either foundation, organizations must meet the following minimum criteria:

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Must be an IRS recognized 501(c)3 public charity

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Must operate or serve individuals within the geographic areas specified by each Foundation

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Grant requests must fit within our focus areas and align with our giving priorities

Our Foundations seek grant proposals that demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership and effective board governance
  • Sound administration and stable financial conditions
  • Competency in mission-driven organizational activities
  • An effective, sustainable and scalable model
  • Ability to create a positive impact on the targeted population
  • Ability to provide clear performance measures and outcomes
  • Strong partnerships and effective collaborations with community leaders and organizations
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People's United

Distributes grants in the communities where People’s United Bank branches are located, including cities and towns throughout Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts*, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

*If your organization is located and/or operating programs and services within Massachusetts, first check the cities and towns listed for People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts.

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People's United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts

Provides funding to eligible nonprofits in Eastern MA: Andover, Beverly, Boston*, Boxford, Burlington, Chelsea, Danvers, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Malden, Middleton, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Revere, Rowley, Salem, Saugus, Topsfield, Wakefield, Wenham, Wilmington, and Woburn.

*Please review grant request procedures for Boston, along with both Foundations' giving guidelines and grant application procedures, prior to submitting a grant request.

Questions about eligibility?

If you have questions regarding whether or not your organization qualifies for funding or which Foundation to apply to, please contact the Foundation. To help determine eligibility, a summary of the program/service for which you are seeking funding may be requested.

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