From day one, Beneficial State Bank has been committed to supporting our community above and beyond its lending by providing sponsorships to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations each year. Historically we have provided the equivalent of 10% or more of Beneficial State Bank’s profits. That’s ten times the U.S. average corporate giving of less than 1% (0.76%).
We will continue to help the bank provide sponsorship to 501(c)(3) organizations in California, Oregon, and Washington that are engaged in transformative social justice and environmental work in our target sectors:
Beneficial State cannot sponsor individuals. We choose to make small sponsorships available to many organizations; most of our sponsorships since 2013 were less than $1,000.
We receive a large volume of sponsorship requests to review each year. Filling out this form will help us understand your organization's work and the purpose of the sponsorship. Please review the sponsorship eligibility criteria carefully before submission:
Please have a copy of your 501(c)(3) determination letter ready to upload when completing this form. If you have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, you will need to upload that organization’s 501(c)(3) determination letter.
If your project meets the criteria above and you have the required documents ready to upload:
Questions? Please contact our Sponsorship Team at Sponsorships@beneficialstate.com.
A Tides Foundation collective action fund (CAF) is a way for multiple donors to collaborate and support issues they care about most. A collective, rather than an individual donor or representative, makes grant recommendations.
Grants out of the fund are technically within the exclusive control of Tides due to regulatory constraints that maintain the charitable purpose of the fund. This is why the collective makes recommendations to Tides for the distribution of grants and only rarely are these recommendations not processed as grants.
Each fund is matched with a Tides Advisor who provides guidance on everything from fund structure and governance to strategy and operations. Tides’s Grants Team works to process grants efficiently and legally.
After Beneficial State confirms a sponsorship with an organization, we work with Tides Foundation to disburse the payment from our collective action fund. Sponsored organizations receive the payment and an award letter on behalf of our organizations, addressed from Tides Foundation.