Santander Bank has announced grants totaling more than $3.3 million to over a hundred nonprofits in the Northeast.
Of the total, $1.2 million was awarded to programs that directly support economic and small business development in underserved communities. Grants include $200,000 to the Boston Tax Help Coalition in support of the organization's comprehensive wealth-building strategy for low-income residents; $100,00 to Habitat for Humanity for the construction of homes for low-income families in Boston and Philadelphia; and $100,000 to Commonwealth Kitchen, the only nonprofit food business incubator and food manufacturing social enterprise in the greater Boston region.
"Santander remains steadfastly committed to the cities and towns where we live and work," said Jerry Plush, chief administrative officer for Santander US. "One of the many ways we demonstrate that commitment is by supporting programs that help diversify local economies and empower small businesses. When communities and business owners thrive, we thrive and giving to these exceptional organizations is Santander's way of recognizing our responsibility to help strengthen the communities we serve."