Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Awards $40K in Grants

March 03, 2020
BANGOR, Maine – The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded $40,461 in grants to 13 nonprofit organizations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
The Foundation awards grants to nonprofits whose initiatives make communities more prosperous, more livable, and more vibrant. Grant applications are reviewed quarterly for organizations located in market areas served by Bangor Savings.\

The following nonprofits received Bangor Savings Bank Foundation grants:

The Advanced Structures & Composites Center at the University of Maine will support student participation in the Windstorm Challenge among rural schools and districts. The Windstorm Challenge is a renewables-focused, hands-on, STEM activity for Maine middle and high school students that emphasizes engineering, sustainable energy, economic development, and innovation.

Auburn Ski Association provides transportation from seven elementary schools to Lost Valley to participate in the Merrick Chadbourne Learn to Ski and Ride Program. 

Bangor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will enhance the CPR training program with the purchase of two life-saving AED units, two Act Fast Vests, and an infant CPR doll. 

The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay will support the BLOOM Educators professional development workshop exploring oceanography which provides Maine teachers with the skills and equipment needed to share meaningful aquatic science with youth.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine supports the Academic Success programming for after school and summer programs to help low income youth overcome the academic achievement gap.

The Maine Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy in Augusta will help implement a pilot cohort to empower educators to improve access and the quality of financial education through virtual and in-person trainings.

United Veterans of Maine will help cover electricity costs at the Dahlgren-Skidgel Farm of Hope in Caribou.
Code Maine Coding Academy in Dover-Foxcroft will provide a nine-month, tuition-free, software development and professional skills training to under-advantaged high school graduates in the Maine Highlands region.

Canaan Naturally Connected Inc. will provide new signs to welcome visitors to the town of Canaan.
Town of Canaan Recreation Park will enhance public use of their recreational facility by repairing tennis and basketball courts, and installing more electricity. 

New Hampshire
Colebrook Recreation Department supports the Cultural Arts and Crafts Programs that will expose, teach, and offer creative outlets for kids, families, and adults to explore cultural traditions, foods, and art methods from around the world.

NH State Library Services helps train New Hampshire libraries on Autism, and provides play-based learning, circulating, and associated tools to be used in storylines in libraries.

Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth and Exeter supports adult clients receiving Substance Use Disorder services by providing taxi vouchers to allow appointments to be attended regularly. 
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