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As part of Webster’s investment in early talent development, we created a new Summer Internship program that goes beyond traditional intern expectations.

Our innovative program allows interns to explore different lines of business, gain real on-the-job experience, and to learn about broader career opportunities in banking.

Webster interns also have the opportunity to make a difference by volunteering in the communities we serve.

See how Webster takes our interns beyond banking.

Interested in the Webster Bank Internship Program? Contact Brianna Cataldo at bcataldo@websterbank.com.

 

 

Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”)

Webster engages in environmentally responsible practices; works ceaselessly to improve life in the communities it serves; provides an inclusive environment where bankers can grow professionally; and follows transparent governance practices.

1. Eligibility Quiz
The first section of the application contains the eligibility quiz, which will ask you a few questions to determine if your organization fits within the giving guidelines. If you meet the guidelines, you will be directed to the online application.

2. Online Application
The online application will collect a variety of information. You will be able to save a draft of your application at any time and a link to the draft application will be emailed to you. Be sure to save the most recent email with the link to your application. Webster will not have access to your information until you submit your application.

3. Required Documentation
The following documents must be submitted/attached to your application to be considered for funding:

  • Verification of tax ID Number (EIN) proving 501(c)3 status
  • Letter of request that includes:
    • Explanation of your organization's success and mission statement
    • List of board of directors and funders/sponsors
    • Description of Webster's relationship with your organization, including past contributions from the bank, volunteer involvement and any existing business relationship
  • Organization's financial statements
  • Details about sponsorship opportunities (if applicable)

4. Timing
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

If applying for funding related to an event, please make your submission 6-8 weeks prior to event date.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, kindly refrain from calling or emailing regarding the status of your application. We will contact you if additional information is necessary and you will be notified as soon as a decision has been made.

Problems with Application

If you are experiencing technical difficulties and need assistance in submitting or accessing your online application, please email us at CommAffairs@WebsterBank.com.

For all other Webster inquiries, please contact Customer Service at 800-325-2424.

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Program Areas

Webster's Corporate Giving program focuses on organizations involved in the following:

  • Financial Literacy: Organizations that help low income families and individuals learn how to achieve financial self-sufficiency
  • Food & Shelter: Agencies that deliver services to cover basic needs and/or address the root causes of hunger and homelessness
  • Health & Human Services: Programs that are designed to advance economic independence and self-sufficiency with a focus on those that serve a broad cross-section of people

Eligibility

To be considered for a grant from Webster, organizations must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Grant requests must fit within the three program areas and align with strategic plans
  • Applicants must be from registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that serve low/moderate income individuals and families
  • Organizations must operate and serve communities where Webster branches and hub sites are located
  • We give greater consideration to organizations that incorporate evaluation measures to ensure positive results
  • Use of funds must NOT be on Webster's corporate list of ineligible activities
  • An organization and program must be in operation for a minimum of 2 years and be able to show a history of success

Please be sure to review our program areas, eligibility, and list of ineligible activities prior to submitting a grant proposal.

We strive to support as many organizations as we can, but due to the increasing needs of our communities, we are unable to provide funding for each request submitted.

Submitting a Grant Application

Webster's Corporate Giving program accepts online applications only. Prior to proceeding with the online grant application, you will be directed to our eligibility quiz. Grants do not renew year over year and must be applied for annually.

View our Grant Application Process.

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