Mashpee – Community Health Center of Cape Cod announced it has received a $25,000 Partnership Grant from Eastern Bank, America’s oldest and largest mutual bank. The grant will help fund CHC’s expansion into its fourth office, which will be in Centerville. The new Centerville location, conveniently located on Route 28 at West Main Street in the Gosnold building, will provide the Mid, Lower and Outer Cape communities with more access to affordable health care. CHC’s Centerville expansion will offer primary care and preventative services, dental care, behavioral health and addictions services in collaboration with Gosnold staff and telehealth opportunities so patients can consult with providers in other CHC offices. “Since 2012, the number of CHC patients from the seven villages of Barnstable has increased 63 percent,” said Karen Gardner, CEO of Community Health Center of Cape Cod. “A location in the heart of Barnstable will significantly ease the transportation burdens these patients face in receiving care. It will also help CHC provide easier access to care to even more individuals from the villages of Barnstable and beyond. We’re thankful that Eastern Bank supports our mission and are honored to receive their Partnership Grant to help fund our expansion.” “Nonprofits provide services essential to building thriving communities, yet their growth is stymied far too often,” said Bob Rivers, Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank. “We realized this as an area where we could help to do good and established our Partnership Grant program to specifically fund capital needs. Nonprofits are no different than for profit businesses in that they require funding to grow, but it can be especially challenging for nonprofits to secure it. We’re proud to support and congratulate the 2018 Partnership Grant recipients.” Since 1999, on average, Eastern Bank has given 10 percent of its net income – seven times the national average – to charity each year, which now totals over $110 million. The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation has several different grantmaking programs that support the Bank’s culture rooted in community service and the pursuit of social justice and opportunity for all. The Foundation’s Partnership Grant program specifically funds nonprofit capital needs. CHC is among 10 nonprofits each receiving a $25,000 Partnership Grant in 2018. In total, Eastern is granting $250,000 in Partnership Grants this year to nonprofits in communities from New Hampshire to Cape Cod and throughout the North Shore, South Shore, Merrimack Valley, MetroWest and Greater Boston. Information about all of Eastern Bank’s grant-giving programs is available here. To support CHC’s Centerville project, or to learn more about the expansion, please visit the organization’s support page. About Eastern Bank Founded in 1818 and celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2018, Boston-based Eastern Bank is America’s oldest and largest mutual bank, with $11 billion in assets and over 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Eastern provides exceptional access to fairly priced banking, investment and insurance products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes, and for the eighth consecutive year is the #1 U.S. Small Business Administration lender in New England. Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is known for its outspoken advocacy and community support that has exceeded more than $110 million in charitable giving since 1999. The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation is a leader in corporate philanthropy and serves as the charitable arm of Eastern Bank. An inclusive company, Eastern employs 1,900+ deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues and communities. Join us for good at www.easternbank.com and follow Eastern on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. About Community Health Center of Cape Cod Community Health Center of Cape Cod is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides access to health care for adults and children with MassHealth, Commonwealth Care, Medicare, private insurance or no insurance at all. Services include primary and preventive care, dental care, behavioral health, optometry, pharmacy and coordinated case management at locations Falmouth, Mashpee and Bourne. Visit the Health Center online at www.chcofcapecod.org.