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This funding comes directly from Cambridge Savings Bank and supports organizations in the communities we serve.  Our giving is primarily focused on Human Services, Affordable Housing, Community Development, Civic Initiatives as well as requests from our consumer, small business and commercial customers.

Human Services  For organizations that provide basic necessities, including heath care, food, shelter, job training, financial education, small business support and first-time home buyer assistance.
Affordable Housing For programs that preserve low-to-moderate income housing units and projects that create affordable housing communities.
Community Development We collaborate with groups that support economic development, create jobs and revitalize our community to attract new businesses to the area. 
Civic Initiatives Local pride is important, so we partner with associations that sponsor Town Days and other celebrations.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or have a tax exempt status
  • Must serve our area communities: Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Concord, Everett, Lexington, Lincoln, Medford, Newton, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester, Woburn or the neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton
  • Must directly benefit the community
  • Only one sponsorship or contribution will be made to any one organization each year

Submission Deadlines

Requests must be received:

  • 60 days before the deadline for including the CSB name on any promotional items and
  • 60 days prior to non-profit’s deadline for funding

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Funding requests will not be considered from:

  • Other foundations
  • Secondary education scholarship funding
  • Operating funds or annual appeals
  • Relatively new entities or initiatives
  • Requests that benefit/support a single individual or family/families
  • Organizations or events which are not open to members of the general public
  • Political, advocacy, governmental, fraternal, labor groups
  • Religious organizations, unless the program supports, and is open to, the community
  • Trips and tours by groups or individuals, or traveling teams, including transportation costs
  • Organizations with the primary purpose of raising funds to distribute to other organizations
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, gender identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, veteran status, disability or other characteristic protected by law.

*The Foundation reserves the right to reject any application for any reason and to make exceptions.

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