Strengthening The Communities We Serve

First Citizens' Charitable Foundation aspires to strengthen the communities we serve by investing in organizations and initiatives that contribute to the economic and social well-being of the people in these communities. The purpose of the First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation is to promote economic advancement in communities where First Citizens’ members and team members live and work. Our hope is to support and improve our communities by establishing a relationship with local organizations and providing resources both financially and physically.

Areas of Giving

  • Programs that support education, youth and elderly programs/community development.
  • Health and Human services including community based health care, family planning and substance abuse.
  • Culture including arts, community and civic issues, and education.
  • Programs and projects that provide for basic needs (food, shelter and clothing) and are focused on providing or improving the availability of services that meet the basic needs.
  • Causes important to our team members that fit within the above framework.
  • *Tangible, sustainable requests are favorable
First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation does not support requests from the following:
  • Religious organizations, unless the program supports and is open to the community
  • Political activities or candidates for political office
  • Government activities
  • Any organization that discriminates on the basis of gender, identity, religion, race, age, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation or ability/disability
  • Paid solicitors
  • Operational costs such as staffing and building overhead
  • Fundraising dinners or events and tickets to fundraising events
  • Individual sports teams including youth sports teams and leagues
  • Beauty pageants, travel, including conferences, seminars, tours and student trips

Eligibility for Donations

  • A registered 501c3 organization who demonstrates significant local impact
  • An organization whose mission or services align with First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation’s areas of giving
  • Organizations must be within the Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket, and Norfolk counties in the state of Massachusetts


  • Organizations are eligible to receive funding from the First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation only once per calendar year
  • Contribution Awards will range between $1,000-$5,000 in effort to support as many organizations throughout our footprint as possible. For larger donation requests, please email to schedule time to discuss your organizations' mission, needs and opportunities.

Submitting a Grant Request

  • Upload a copy of 501(c)3 Non-Profit Status
  • Upload cover letter on organizational letterhead, providing all relevant information and mission statement. All other necessary collateral or documentation relevant to request. Please include amount requested if you need volunteers and as much detail as possible.
Applications are rolling and can be submitted at any time. They will be reviewed and awarded quarterly Applications sent one week prior to the review date will be pushed into the next quarter. Applications will be reviewed on March 29th, June 28th, September 30th and December 30th of 2024.

Sponsorship Requests

To request First Citizens' to sponsor an event or program please email

Individual investment grant
Applying to school or trying to advance your career but need funding? We want to invest in your future! Learn more about Individual Investment Grants.
Volunteering is cool
Are you looking to give back to your community? Join FCFCU Team Members in their monthly volunteer efforts.