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In the Community

Making the World a Little Brighter Since 1831.

When we talk about the Dedham Savings community, we mean every single one of our clients, neighbors, and local organizations who help make our community so special — and we’re proud to support lots of projects that are doing just that. So whether you’re next door or the next town over, we hope you join us in building a community we’re all proud of.

Savings Community Support January through March 2024.

Our Giving Philosophy

We put a lot of thought into deciding where our contributions will have the most impact. With that in mind, we welcome requests from organizations that serve the following areas:

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Community Growth and Stability

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Economic Development

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Housing

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Financial Wellness

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Education

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Youth

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Arts

We also give special consideration to organizations that meet any of the following criteria:

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The organization hasn’t requested funds from us within the last 12 months, or 24 months for Foundation requests.

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We’ve supported the organization in the past.

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The organization is located within the communities we serve.

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The organization meets our philosophy in filling needs and benefitting local communities.

Planning to make a request? Check out this chart first.

Reason for RequestTimingTowns Served &
Funds Granted In
Sponsorship Donation
Application Form
Support of a local community event, fundraiser, or similar activity. The organization typically provides an ad or logo on their materials, displays banners and similar signage at events, or provides some other type of advertising or recognition.Ongoing throughout the year. Request must be submitted 45 days in advance of event.

Special consideration given to organizations that haven’t requested funds from us in the last 12 months
Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, Westwood and surrounding areas
Dedham Savings Community Foundation Grant
Application Form
An organization whose work benefits disadvantaged populations in communities served by Dedham Savings, and is requesting funds for one-time identifiable capital expenditures or projects.
Requests for Operating Expenses will not be considered.
Our Foundation operates on a semi-annual grant cycle. Applications are due April 30 for the June cycle and October 31 for the December cycle.

Organizations may apply 24 months from date of last grant award.
Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, Westwood and surrounding areas

We wish you the best in your community efforts. If you need assistance or have any more questions about Sponsorship Donations or Foundation Grants, please email us at [email protected].

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