Grant Eligibility
  • Grant recipients must demonstrate Section 501(c) (3) status, a need for private financial support and a direct relevance to the Foundation’s key Giving Pillars: affordable housing, education, youth programs, and health and human services.
  • Grants are generally limited to use in the market areas served by the community.
  • Grants will include support for program development as well as for new and expanded facilities and equipment.
  • The Foundation does not provide financial support for political organizations or candidates for political office or activities for sectarian purposes and does not engage in political lobbying.
  • The Foundation does not generally make contributions to individual endeavors.
  • Officers, Directors and Employees of the Bank, the Company, and any affiliates are generally not eligible to receive Grants from the Foundation.
  • Organizations are only eligible to apply for or receive one grant from Blue Foundry Charitable Foundation per calendar year.
  • The Foundation does not give sponsorships.
Grant Criteria Considerations
  • Long-term strategy for delivering solutions to supporting identified needs within the surrounding community.
  • Organization delivers measurable, cost-effective results.
  • Provides incentives and stimulation for the private and public sectors to work together in community problem solving.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be sustainable or to obtain future funding if it will be needed.
Additional Grant Request Information

The Applicant for a Foundation Grant will be asked to submit a written request describing the initiative seeking support. The Foundation may request submission of one or more of the following from a Grant Applicant:


  • A statement of purpose and goals for the Grant
  • Target area within the organization/community the Grant will Address


  • Evidence of 501(c) (3) status
  • A list of the organization’s Officers and Board of Directors
  • Any Bank Employee, Director or Advisory Director knowledgeable about the project or initiative
  • Recent public relations materials and other relevant information


  • Annual Report (if applicable) and other Financial Statements
  • Sources of funding (including other contributions)
  • Organization’s total Budget Total
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Grant Recipient Communications

Once you have received your Grant, please take a moment to follow the next steps:

  • Email a hi-resolution logo to [email protected] to be utilized in the Grants Awarded section of this website
  • Complete the Grant Recipient Summary here.
  • Share your Blue Foundry Charitable Foundation Story across your social channels and website