Charitable Giving & Sponsorships


The Mechanics Cooperative Bank Charitable Giving Program was established to support the local communities of Southeastern Massachusetts within the counties where Mechanics Cooperative Bank has business involvement. We support non-profit organizations through charitable gifts, community sponsorships, volunteerism and donation of in-kind services. Our mission is to strengthen the community through enhancing opportunities for economic/job development, affordable housing, community sports programs and increasing the accessibility to the arts for all.

Areas of Interest
Due to the resources available to our Charitable Giving Program, we can only fund a small percentage of the donation requests we receive. Our main interests are:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Economic and Job Development
  • Educational Programs
  • Arts and Cultural Programs
  • Community Sports Programs

The Giving Program does not generally offer support for the following types of requests:

  • Political organizations
  • Individual schools
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service

How to Apply
Please submit the Organization’s Donation Request and include the following:

  • A Donation Request Application (form below MUST accompany all requests)
  • A request letter detailing the donation or sponsorship request
  • Collateral advertising material for the organization or event
  • Copy of the Organization’s 501(c)(3) status

 

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Please email, fax or mail the Donation Request Application package to the following:
Mail: John P. McMahon, Vice President, Marketing
Mechanics Cooperative Bank Charitable Giving Program
P.O. Box 552
308 Bay Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Email: donations@mechanics-coop.com

At least one member of Senior Management reviews all requests on a monthly basis.

Large Grant Requests: Over $2,500
In addition to the information requested above, please also provide the following:

  • Current Board of Directors List & most recent Annual Report
  • Summary of why your project is needed in our community
  • A brief history of your organization
  • Your organization’s current programs and accomplishments

Additional information may be requested at the discretion of the Mechanics Cooperative Bank Charitable Giving Program. Large donation requests are reviewed four times a year at our April, July, October and January Board meetings. Although no deadlines exist for submission, to be considered for a specific Board meeting, your request must be received by the last day of the month prior to a scheduled meeting.

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