People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts

People's United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts provides funding to eligible nonprofit organizations within various communities of Eastern Massachusetts.

Before proceeding, to determine eligibility, please review the geographic areas served by People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts.

Focus Areas

People’s United Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that align with our primary areas of focus:

Affordable Housing

Arts & Culture

Youth Development

Education
 

Low to moderate
income individuals

Eligibility Guidelines

To be considered for a grant from People's United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts, organizations must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a recognized public 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
  • Must operate or serve individuals within the cites/towns specifically mentioned.
  • Grant request must fit within our five areas of focus (social, health and youth services, affordable housing, education, arts and culture, and low and moderate income individuals)
  • The Foundation does not provide funding to individuals, religious organizations, labor organizations, political organizations or projects, operating deficits, conference and seminars, governmental agencies, trips and tours (including transportation costs), foundations and annual appeals.

Application Guidelines

In addition to the above minimum requirements, organizations must adhere to the following guidelines when applying for a grant from the People's United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts.

  • Funding requests should be for a program or service.
  • Funding requests will be considered during 3 granting cycles per year.
  • Only one application per 12-month period is allowed.
  • Only one grant will be awarded per organization per year.
  • Funding requests will only be accepted electronically via our online application system.Only one grant will be awarded to an organization per year.

People's United Community Foundation

People's United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts operates the following community-based programs.


Malden Community Fund Program

The Malden Community Fund make contributions to non-profit organizations based in Malden that provide programs and services that are focused on social, health and youth services, affordable housing, education, cultural events, and low and moderate income individuals. Funds are granted for capital needs and/or one-time special project expenses, with a maximum grant amount of $10,000. The grants may range widely in size, and may be allocated over a multiyear period of up to three years, and are generally for capital campaigns.


Community Grant Program

The Community Grant Program will award grants to non-profit organizations that provide programs and services that are focused on social, health and youth services, affordable housing, education, cultural events, and low and moderate income individuals. The grants may range widely in size, and may be allocated over a multiyear period of up to five years. Grants up to $50,000 will be considered for annual gifts, and no more than $100,000 on multiyear grants. Funding commitments, however, are generally on a year-to-year basis. The multiyear grants are generally for capital campaigns.

Grant Cycles

People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts accepts and reviews funding requests on a trimester grant cycle. If you are a returning applicant, please refer to the cycles below to determine when your organization is eligible to reapply. Only one application is accepted per 12-month period from the time of your previous year's application submission period.

Trimester Open Application Period Grant Decision Month
Cycle 1 November 1-30 February
Cycle 2 March 1-30 June
Cycle 3 July 1-31 October

How to Submit a New Grant Application

Please submit all People's United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts applications through our online grant system. No paper applications accepted.

  • Applications can be saved prior to submitting your final grant request. You will receive an email from our grants management provider [FS email address?], which will include a link to access your saved application. Please be sure to save the email/link.
  • When you are ready to submit your application, you must click on "SUBMIT" in order for the foundation to be able to review it.

Required Documentation

  • Foundation funding form
  • Charitable Foundation budget form
  • Most recent audited financial statements
  • Most recent Form 990
  • Final report on previous funding, if applicable

Grant Reporting Requirements

If your organization received previous funding, a final report is required to be eligible for future funding and must be attached to your online application when reapplying.

Final reports should be a 2-3 page summary that addresses the individual goals, strategies and evaluation metrics provided in your last grant application. The results should be defined in clear, measurable terms and demonstrate how the Foundation's funding had an impact on helping your organization accomplish its goals. Success stories can also be included, but must be in addition to the criteria mentioned above.

Questions or additional information

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978-739-0211

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Rebecca.Skerry@peoples.com