Funding Process

"You find out what someone needs and you give it," Morris Hyman would say of his personal philosophy of community involvement. His principle is at the core of Fremont Bank Foundation's funding process. 

Fremont Bank Foundation does not accept uninvited proposals.


Believing that it’s difficult to know the character of an organization simply by reading a grant application, the members of our Board of Directors and our Advisory Committee prefer to seek out and select first-hand the organizations and projects for potential grant funding. The Foundation views its grants as an opportunity to invest in the future of our communities. Getting to know the people who manage the organizations we support and how they operate is fundamental to our grant-making strategy.
To be selected for potential grant funding, organizations must: 
  • Be classified as a federal tax-exempt public charity under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3)
  • Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability
  • Operate as an equal opportunity employer
  • Address the needs of the communities served by Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank Foundation does not fund: 
  • Individuals
  • Political or labor activities
  • Operating deficits and debt payment programs
  • Membership fees or dues
  • National or international organizations, except for local chapters addressing the needs of the communities Fremont Bank serves
  • Private Foundations
The majority of the grants awarded by Fremont Bank Foundation are within four focus areas.
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Fremont Bank Foundation is proud to support a variety of organizations and projects throughout the year. 
View Recent Grants