Our commitment to the Metro South community goes beyond the basics of banking. Giving back to the communities we serve is important to us. Bluestone Bank gives back to the community through 2 programs:
Bluestone Bank Donations
This program supports organizations within the communities Bluestone Bank serves. This can include programs to help local organizations with fundraising, sponsorships, community-related events, youth-related activities, elderly services, and drug awareness programs.
Requests are reviewed monthly and should be submitted at least 45 days before funds are needed.
We do not make contributions to political organizations, campaign causes or candidates, or for religious purposes.
How to Apply
Organizations should complete a Donation Request Form. This form will be submitted to the Committee for review. Please attach any supporting documentation to the request along with an IRS tax determination letter indicating 501 (c)(3) status, if applicable.
Email publicrelations at bluestone dot bank if you have any questions.
Bluestone Bank Charitable Foundation
In 2003, the Bluestone Bank Charitable Foundation, Inc. was founded to enhance the social, educational and benevolent services that are the understructure of our community.
During the 2020 fiscal year, the Bluestone Bank Charitable Foundation's funding priorities will include:
- Affordable Housing and Homelessness
- Drug Addiction / Opioid Abuse / Drug Awareness Programs
- Veterans Causes
- Youth Intervention Programs
- Financial Literacy Programs
Organizations are limited to one grant per year. If an organization receives a grant in the current fiscal year, they are prohibited from applying again until the next fiscal year.
The Charitable Foundation considers grant proposals from organizations including non-profits as defined in IRS Codes section 501 (c)(3). It also accepts applications from organizations that direct services to low-to-moderate income households in our defined market area; organizations that support development and maintenance of housing for low-to-moderate income households in our defined market area; organizations dedicated to improving the quality of community life in our defined market area, and to other organizations whose goals are determined to be consistent with the Foundation’s mission.
The Foundation does not provide funding for individuals, sports, individual schools or religious groups.
The Bluestone Bank Charitable Foundation’s financial grants and monetary gifts support non-profit organizations whose work benefits communities served by the Bank.
Directors of the Bluestone Bank Charitable Foundation evaluate grant requests, review proposals and make funding decisions. Grants of up to $2,500 are awarded to qualified non-profit organizations, based on demonstrated needs and existing resources. Financial support is contingent on the strength of Bank earnings and the Bank’s ability to make available funds to support its philanthropic endeavors.
The funding decision may take several weeks to complete. Applicants will be notified of their proposal outcome by email.
How to Apply
Requests for funding should meet the guidelines described above. Organizations should complete a Donation Request Form. This form will be submitted to the Committee for review. Please attach a cover letter, any supporting documentation to the request along with an IRS tax determination letter indicating 501 (c)(3) status, if applicable.
Emailpublicrelations at bluestone dot bank if you have any questions.