Who doesn't love a good event?
Another way we show support for community organizations is through our sponsorship of community events and activities.
Community Partner Testimonial
Together we make a difference.
"I want to extend my immense gratitude to the bank's generous sponsorship of our 107th Annual Lighting of the Green. This year, without a large gathering as in years past, it is more important than ever to decorate our newly-reopened City Hall, Taunton Green, and all of Downtown Taunton. We have no doubt that beautiful lighting and holiday decorations will help Taunton residents feel a renewed sense of hope and optimism. Thank you for partnering with us in making this holiday season one to be remembered-not for what we have lost, but for all that still remains: gratitude, togetherness, and hope for a brighter future. This event would not be possible without your generosity and thoughtfulness. Your bank always goes above and beyond in your support of local endeavors. Thank you for having such a positive impact in our community!"Shaunna L. O'Connell Mayor, City of Taunton
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Although there are many worthy organizations and events, the Bank does not generally support the causes listed below or organizations outside of our service area:
- Organizations designed primarily for lobbying, Political Action Committees, political campaigns or candidates
- Organizations for which program services are contingent on participation in religious services or events or adherence to religious doctrine
- Individuals seeking funding i.e. scholarships, fellowships or sponsorships
- Alumni organizations
- Beauty or talent pageants
- National organizations with no local chapters of affiliations
- Advertising, fundraising, incentive programs
- or any organization that discriminates on the basis of gender, identity, religion, race, age, ethnicity, marital status or sexual orientation.
All applications must be made online via the Bank’s online sponsorship application form.Submit Sponsorship Request
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve tried to make our sponsorship request process as easy as possible. Below are the top questions we receive from community organizations and we hope they assist you in your request process.
If you have other questions, or need additional assistance, you can reach out to a member of our Community Support Team.
Can I submit my application via email?
All funding requests must be submitted through our online grant application site. (Mailed, faxed or emailed requests can no longer be accepted). If you are a community organization located in or serving one of our qualified communities (please refer to eligibility requirements above) and would like to apply for a sponsorship, you can do so using our online sponsorship application call us at 508-828-5393 and we can assist you.
Can I use the same user ID if I represent multiple organizations?
Your email address is your User ID and can only be associated with one organization. If you are affiliated or applying on behalf of multiple organizations, you must have a unique email address for each organization.
What do I do if I can’t remember my password?
The most frequent problem organizations encounter is losing their password. If you cannot remember your password, please click on the password reset option when prompted at login.
Someone from my organization registered as a user but they are no longer with our organization. Can you help us with that?
We have the ability to reassign the account to a new authorized user. Please call us at 508-828-5393 or contact us and we can assist you.
Why is my organization’s tax id number not recognized by your application portal?
Our online application system checks tax ID numbers against the IRS database of federally recognized non-profits. If your organization is not listed in this database, the system will not recognize it. We do understand that, because of their unique filing requirements, certain religious institutions, government agencies, and universities may not be listed in the database despite their status as officially recognized non-profits. In this case please call us at 508-828-5393 or contact us and we can assist you.
How do I print my application?
Once your application is submitted you will see a printer button to the right. Click and print your completed application.
If I start an application and need to finish later, can I save my work?
Yes, if you begin an application you can save your work and continue at a later time.
How do I access my saved application?
Click here or refer to How To Apply above for a link to the online application site.
How will I know you received my submitted application?
Once you submit your application, you will receive a thank you email sent to the email address you provided. If you do not receive this notification, please call us at 508-828-5393 and we can assist you.
How long is the review process before I will know if my sponsorship request was approved?
It may take several weeks for an application to be reviewed and decided upon. We recommend submitting your sponsorship application at least 2 to 3 months before your event or marketing deadlines. Once a decision has been made, we will advise you via e-mail or telephone.
I am a first time user of the online application site. How do I obtain access?
If you are a first time user of our online system, please click here to take our eligibility quiz and begin your application. The eligibility quiz is designed to provide insight into whether or not your organization or program is closely aligned with our funding priorities. Meeting our eligibility criteria does not guarantee you will receive funding, as we receive many requests for funding. The sponsorship application is viewable once you pass the eligibility quiz. After your initial account setup, please refer to this website for further guidance. Any issues, please send an email or call us at 508-828-5393 and we can assist you.
What additional information should I include with my sponsorship application?
Please include detailed information on your event and/or fundraising opportunity. This should include all sponsor options available as well as the marketing benefits received for each level.
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You can call our Community Support Line for help with your questions or contact a member of our team for other assistance.