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BANGOR, Maine – The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently made $515,000 in grants to 17 nonprofit organizations based in Maine and New Hampshire.
The Foundation awards grants, ranging from $2,000 to $25,000, four times a year to nonprofits with worthy initiatives that make communities in Maine and New Hampshire more prosperous, more livable, and more vibrant.
The Maine grant recipients were:
Mid Coast Region: Broadreach Family & Community Services, Belfast; Camden Public Library, Camden; Maine Youth Alliance D/B/A The Game Loft, Belfast; Projects, Inc, Camden
Bangor Region: American Red Cross of Northern and Eastern Maine, Bangor; Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation, Newry; Newport Cultural Center, Newport; Orono Land Trust, Orono; Pine Tree State 4-H Club, Bangor
Downeast Maine: Axiom Education & Training Center, Machias
Central Maine: Advocates for Children, Lewiston; Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley, Gardner; New Beginnings, Lewiston; Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, Augusta
Southern Maine: Volunteers of America, Brunswick
In New Hampshire, grants went to Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth and SHARE Outreach in Milford.
Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $4 billion in assets, offers retail banking to consumers as well as comprehensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, merchant services, and small business banking services to businesses. The Bank, founded in 1852, is in its 166th year with 58 branches in Maine and New Hampshire and on the Web at www.bangor.com. The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997. Together the Bank and its Foundation invested more than $2 million into the community in the form of nonprofit sponsorships, grants and partnership initiatives last year. Bangor Savings Bank is an equal opportunity employer.