Holiday Gifts for DCF/Wonderfund
Support checks given each year in support
Baystate Read to a Child Volunteers
From the executive Director:
On behalf of the over 600+ associates now at Baystate Financial, I am delighted to provide an overview of our charitable arm -- The Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation.
Founded in 1999, the Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation (BFCF) is committed to supporting a wide variety of nonprofit organizations throughout the Baystate Financial footprint that includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. While our main focus is supporting children, we also recognize the great need that exists at many levels in society today and do not limit our funding to child related causes.
Our goal is to raise and distribute money to generate awareness in order to make a positive impact in the day to day lives of disadvantaged children in need. As you know, the need has never been greater and we take great pride in being considered a good corporate citizen and neighbor. We are also very proud that all the money that gets raised by the Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation is passed through into the community. We do not use any of the money we raise for overhead.
The Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation is structured as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. This means that donations made to the foundation are tax deductible according to IRS guidelines. We raise money through a series of events, annual appeals plus individual and corporate giving. We have a 18 year track record of funding nonprofits that are truly making a difference. Our 30+ member board of directors is made up of C-Level executives from throughout the business community as well as a cross-section of Baystate associates. BFCF is stronger than ever due to our continually expanding community who comes together to donate time, resources, and talent in support of our important mission. It is the passion of these individuals to help less fortunate children that drives us forward.
Baystate Financial is quite proud of the work of the Charitable Foundation, as it is rare for a company of Baystate’s size to have a structured program for charitable giving. We support about 40 different nonprofit’s each year and are always looking to help nonprofits that are generating positive outcomes in the community. I am very happy to share with you some of the work being done by Baystate and our associates.
We hope you will join us in our commitment to help better the lives of children.