The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Awards Grants to Empower Nonprofit Organizations Across Northern New England

Published on : 12/19/2023

Bangor, ME: The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation continues its commitment to supporting Northern New England communities with $195,000 in grants awarded to 22 nonprofit organizations. These grants aim to positively impact Maine and New Hampshire organizations dedicated to uplifting communities in areas such as housing, healthcare, education, and community recreation.

"As a steward of our communities, we share in the inspiring vision of these organizations and work together to strengthen our communities," said Bob Montgomery-Rice, President and CEO of Bangor Savings Bank. "These recipients dedicate their time to serving diverse needs through their programming and services, which further the well-being of the region.”

One recipient is MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, Maine, for which the Foundation awarded a $75,000 multi-year grant ($25,000 over three years). MaineGeneral, Central Maine's largest and sole community hospital, offers comprehensive healthcare services for all ages. As the third largest healthcare system in the State, MaineGeneral includes the 198-bed Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, the state's largest outpatient center (Thayer Center for Health in Waterville), a regional cancer center, primary and specialty care practices, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation services, home health care, hospice, specialized memory care, and community outreach programs.

The grant will support the expansion of the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care with increased exam rooms, improved patient flow, dedicated space for education and support programs, and additional services for patients battling cancer.

Other grant recipients include:

Harbor Care
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Harbor Care is an innovative nonprofit, integrating housing, healthcare, and other vital services to help some of New Hampshire’s most vulnerable adults, children, and families find solutions to many of life’s most challenging issues.

It provides housing, employment, and support for veterans and their families through its Veterans FIRST program. The grant will assist in offering food, transportation, employment placement, and essentials for veterans transitioning from homelessness. Harbor Care envisions a community where everyone lives safe, stable, and healthy lives, filled with purpose, respect, and dignity.

$25,000 ($12,500 over two years)
River City Athletics
Holden, Penobscot County, Maine

River City Athletics was established to meet the needs of the Eastern, Central, and Northern Maine youth sports community. Its goal is to provide affordable options for all families and athletes to develop their skills and abilities while maintaining their passion for the sport they love in a safe, friendly environment with highly trained staff and volunteers committed to players of all skill levels.

The grant will assist in the construction of a sports complex, fulfilling the mission of River City Athletics and empowering Maine sports enthusiasts of all backgrounds to reach their full potential.

$25,000 ($12,500 over 2 years)
Trinity Jubilee Center
Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine

Trinity Jubilee Center addresses the unmet needs of under-served people in Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn community through collaboration with local, state, and federal organizations and other agencies. It meets these needs through services that include a community integration program for job hunting and immigration support, a resource center that includes a free medical clinic, hygiene and clothing supplies, phone services, a mailing address, mental health referral services, and a holiday wish list program, as well as a soup kitchen, food pantry, and a day shelter.

The grant supports the construction of Trinity Jubilee Center's new facility, specifically funding their Client Services Office. This central hub will connect thousands of Mainers with employment, housing, essential supplies, and more.

Additional Grant Recipients Include:

Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter | $7,500
Scarborough, Maine (Statewide)

Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice | $8,000
Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine

Community Care | $10,000
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine

Community Dental | $5,500
Biddeford, York County, Maine 

Concord Community Music School | $5,500
Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

Eastern Area Agency on Aging | $6,500
Brewer, Maine (Statewide)

Finding Our Voices | $7,500
Camden, Maine (Statewide)

Foundation for Portland Public Schools | $7,500
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 

Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center | $5,500
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 

Island Institute | $10,000
Rockland, Maine (Statewide)

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program | $7,500
Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine

OHI | $12,500
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine 

Partners for Peace | $10,000
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine 

Piscataquis Regional Food Center | $10,000
Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine

Princeton Parks & Recreation | $5,500
Princeton, Washington County, Maine 

Stepping Stones | $7,500
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies | $7,500
Farmington, Franklin County, Maine 

Young People in Recovery | $5,500
Portland, Maine (Statewide)

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Jaclyn Fish | Bangor Savings Bank
Bangor Savings Bank, with over $7 billion in assets, offers retail banking, business and comprehensive commercial banking, payment and corporate services, HR and payroll technologies, merchant solutions, and more. Headquartered in Bangor, Maine, the Bank was founded in 1852 and is in its 171st year, and currently has 68 branches in Maine and New Hampshire and business and/or loan production offices in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Bangor Savings Bank and The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation invested more than $4 million into the region through sponsorships, grants, and partnership initiatives last year. Bangor Savings Bank is an equal-opportunity employer. To learn more, please visit us at Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender.