Voting Open for Community Matters More Grants

February 01, 2018
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Lisa Bird
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Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Program Now in New Hampshire


BANGOR, Maine – Voting is open for the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation’s annual Community Matters More grant-making initiative. Through this charitable program, votes from the public decide the nonprofit recipients of more than $100,000 in Community Matters More grants.

The program, in its 11th year, will award the top two vote-getters in nine regions of Maine and Rockingham County, New Hampshire, including write-ins, a $5,000 grant. All other nonprofits on the ballot will receive a $1,000 grant.

Community Matters More voting is open through the month of February and ends on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Voting can be completed online at www.bangor.com/cmm. Paper voting ballots are available at all Bangor Savings Bank branches and at each of the nonprofits listed on the ballot. Grant winners are announced in April.

Since its inception, Community Matters More has provided over $1 million in total grants to hundreds of Maine nonprofits. This is the first year for the program in New Hampshire.

“Each year we love seeing communities big and small rally for their favorite nonprofits,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice. “We are fortunate to be able to support so many nonprofits that play an important role in towns and cities throughout Maine, and now southeastern-most New Hampshire.”

Community Matters More not only provides financial support to the nonprofits, it also generates substantial exposure for the work the organizations do to enhance the quality of life in the areas they serve.

Community Matters More is a program of the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation with generous support from NEWSCENTER Maine, WGAN 560 Newsradio, Blueberry Broadcasting, and iHeart Radio Group in Portsmouth, Dover, and Rochester, New Hampshire.
About Us

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.

Media Contact

Carol Colson | Bangor Savings Bank
207.990.6465
Carol.Colson@bangor.com