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The Sterling National Bank* Charitable Foundation is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve by supporting charitable organizations who share in our vision to revitalize underserved communities and help the underprivileged and expand economic inclusion populations.
The Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation (“The Foundation”) considers grants to nonprofit charitable organizations with 501(c)(3) status that serve communities in the greater New York City, Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey areas. Organizations must meet all the guidelines and application requirements, demonstrate sound fiscal practices, extend our mission and share in our vision of making a difference in the communities we serve.
We support two areas of focus in our grant making:
Priority is given to programs and projects which promote education and provide opportunity to communities and individuals, resulting in positive economic development and life changing success. Program areas include, but are not limited to:
Priority is given to programs and projects focusing on revitalizing distressed neighborhoods, education and creating job growth. Program areas include, but are not limited to:
Our defined assessment areas of support are: the greater New York City, Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, and central and northern New Jersey.
The Foundation requires organizations to submit proposals annually, regardless of prior funding. The Foundation awards a selected organization only one grant per year and the funds must be used within the calendar year awarded.
The Sterling National Bank Foundation makes funding decisions January 1st through December 31st. Submissions are reviewed quarterly and deadlines for grant proposals are: February 12th, May 7th, August 6th and November 5th. Each organization will be notified by email and receive a decision notice at the end of each quarter in which the application was submitted.
The Foundation requires previously funded grants to submit a Grant Report on how the funds were expended and information on the impact and outcomes of the grant.
Grants are not awarded to:
*now known as Webster Bank as successor by merger.