We are America’s Most Exciting Bank® because of our commitment to making a difference in our community. One way that we do this is through charitable contributions and sponsorships. For your convenience, we are excited to offer an online request process, which will help you determine if you are eligible for support and collect all the information that we need to make a timely decision. Requests for support are only accepted through this online process and we will only consider one request per year from any organization. We appreciate your interest in funding support from Berkshire Bank and Berkshire Bank Foundation.
How to Find Funding
Please note, we have implemented a new online application process as of November 19, 2013. Please read below for further details.
Berkshire Bank Foundation Nonprofit Grants
Through Berkshire Bank Foundation grants, we seek to strengthen and improve the quality of life in the communities that Berkshire Bank serves. The Foundation’s Primary Focus areas include: Education and Community/Economic Development projects and programs. Grants are only made to 501©3 federal tax exempt organizations and government entities. Requests should support specific programs or projects that align with the Foundation’s focus areas. Applicants are required to read the Foundation’s complete grant guidelines and priorities prior to applying for support. Applications are due by the first of each month with decisions being made by the following month on requests less than $5,000. Requests over $5,000 are accepted on a rolling basis and decisions are made quarterly according to the Foundation’s Guidelines.
Foundation Nonprofit Grant Guidelines
Apply for a Foundation Grant
Berkshire Bank Community Sponsorships
We also provide sponsorship funding to organizations in communities serviced by Berkshire Bank. Organizations may apply for sponsorship funds to support activities, events and programs that provide the bank visibility or networking opportunities. Individuals are not eligible. Sponsorships are investments in events, programs and causes that are designed to increase our brand awareness and improve the goodwill of our company. Sponsorships are also designed to provide the bank with opportunities to build meaningful relationships with our communities, employees, and existing and prospective customers. These opportunities may be promotional (e.g., booth, program ads, etc.), entertainment (e.g., tickets, tables, etc.) or events (e.g. gala, golf tournaments, etc.). Applicants are required to read the bank’s community sponsorship guidelines prior to applying for support. Applications are due by the first of each month with decisions being made by the following month. Applications should be submitted a minimum of 60 days prior to any ad or response deadlines.
Bank Sponsorship Guidelines
Apply for a Community Sponsorship
Berkshire Bank Corporate Sponsorships
In addition to Community Sponsorships Berkshire Bank offers Corporate Sponsorships which are significant financial investments of greater than $10,000 in properties, events and causes that are designed to increase our brand awareness and improve the goodwill of our company as part of our overarching marketing and public relations strategy at a corporate level. By sponsoring professional sports teams, arts and entertainment venues, community events, and more, we are supporting the goals of our customers and employees. Berkshire Bank does not accept proposals for Corporate Sponsorships and prefers to take a more proactive role in identifying the events, causes, and properties that best align with our brand and strategy. If you are interested in discussing your Corporate Sponsorship opportunity with us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org