HarborOne Foundation

For over a century, HarborOne has proudly served the financial needs of local individuals, families, business and institutions. In 2016, HarborOne became a public company and in keeping with its longstanding commitment of investing back in the community, established the HarborOne Foundation. The Foundation’s aim is to work collaboratively to create opportunities, provide access, and promote innovative solutions to meet the complex needs of our community.

Mission: The HarborOne Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and empower individuals and families by investing in highly effective non-profit organizations who create positive and lasting change in local communities where we live and work.                 


Complete Grant Guidelines-Please Review-PDF

Grant Awards Range from $5,000-$50,000

Investment Focus Areas:

  • Education that fuels future economic success: Our education grants help empower people to build personal assets and skills to take charge of their futures.
  • Safe and affordable housing: Our affordable housing grants support access to safe, clean and affordable places to live.
  • Basic Human Services: Our basic human services grants support organizations that meet the immediate needs of individuals and families while also supporting prevention and long term solutions for people living in difficult economic circumstances. (Food Pantries are encouraged to request support through HarborOne Bank’s Corporate Giving programs.)

Eligibility for Grants: To apply for a grant from the HarborOne Foundation applicants must be:
  • A registered 501c3 organization who demonstrates significant local impact.
  • An organization whose mission or services align with HarborOne’s investment focus areas.
  • An organization within HarborOne Communities primarily serving low to moderate income individuals and families.
Geographic Preference or HarborOne Communities 
  • Abington, Attleboro, Avon, Berkley, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Carver, Cohasset, Dighton, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Lakeville, Mansfield, Marshfield, Middleborough, Milton, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwell, Plainville, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Rehoboth, Rochester, Rockland, Seekonk, Scituate, Sharon, Stoughton, Taunton, Wareham, West Bridgewater, Weymouth and Whitman.
  • While preference is given to organizations primarily serving the aforementioned cities and towns, the Board will also consider funding for programs which reach a broader, more regional area, as long as that area incorporates HarborOne Communities.
    The Foundation does not provide financial support to political organizations or candidates, activities for religious purposes, individual endeavors or organizations which are discriminatory in their practices.  Additionally, it will not fund organizations which utilize a fiscal agent.
Grant Programs:  

The Foundation will consider the following types of funding requests from organizations that fit our investment focus areas. 
  • Program Grants to support the delivery and/or expansion of the direct services core to the mission of local organizations.
  • Capacity Building Grants are limited to organizations that have a prior funding history with HarborOne.
  • Capital Grants and Campaigns will not be supported by the Foundation but may be selectively considered by the HarborOne Bank.
Organizations are eligible to receive funding from the HarborOne Foundation only once per calendar year. 

Grantees Must Apply Online: 
Online applications will be available Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Deadlines and Review Process: 
Grants will be reviewed on a bi-annually by Foundation Board of Directors. Please note dates will be change in 2018 so please check website.
  • Application Available April 18, 2017----Due June 15, 2017---Notification August
  • Application Available September 1, 2017----Due October 31, 2017----Notification December
Please contact: Jennifer White, President HarborOne Foundation at Foundation@harborone.com or (508) 895-1338