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Not-for-Profit Services

Our mission is helping you achieve yours.

Your not-for-profit focuses on its mission each and every day. At Sterling National Bank, we focus on helping streamline your banking operations so your organization – and its mission – can thrive.

By sharing our clients’ commitment and leveraging our deep not-for-profit expertise, we offer smart solutions together with high-level strategic thinking and thoughtful guidance.

A dedicated team with a single point of contact model

At Sterling, you’ll have access to a dedicated team with decades of experience through your Relationship Manager. This single point of contact offers you a full range of banking solutions along with a unique perspective and solid guidance on how to best manage the “business” aspects of running a not-for-profit.

We’re focused on the community too

We also assist non-profits to deliver solutions to underserved populations that empower individuals and families through the Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation. These organizations include a variety of industries, such as:


  • Private schools
  • Preschool/day care
  • Special education
  • Charter schools
  • Colleges and universities

Membership organizations

  • Membership clubs
  • Community centers
  • Ys/JCCs

Social Services

  • Homeless shelters
  • Addiction treatment
  • Services for mental illness and behavioral programs
  • Programs for developmentally disabled
  • Programs for seniors
  • Domestic violence services
  • Affordable housing and housing assistance


  • Nursing homes, assisted living, continuing care retirement communities
  • Hospitals
  • Federally qualified healthcare centers and clinics
  • Home care and skilled nursing care
  • Managed care insurance plans

Religious organizations

  • Synagogues, churches, mosques
  • Religious schools
  • Religious orders

Private foundations/charitable organizations

Cultural organizations

We also offer financial support to charitable organizations that work to improve the lives of underserved populations through The Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation.

Flexible financing solutions

  • Lines of credit, including custom solutions that bridge government funding
  • Commercial mortgages for both acquisition and refinancing
  • Letters of credit, including those to support tax-exempt bonds
  • Direct tax-exempt bond purchases
  • Term loans
  • Construction financing
  • Capital campaign bridge loans

Deposit & treasury management tools

  • Not-for-profit and analysis account checking
  • Online banking
  • Automated clearinghouse services (ACH)
  • Debit cards
  • Deposit account control agreements (DACA)
  • Foreign exchange
  • Credit cards specifically for NFP organizations
  • Merchant services
  • Positive pay
  • Remote deposit
  • Wire transfer

Put our solutions to work for your not-for-profit

See how Sterling can help your organization thrive. For more information about our not-for-profit solutions, speak to your Relationship Manager. New to Sterling? Call one of our Not-for-Profit Commercial Team Specialists.