Voting Set for Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More Grants

January 31, 2020
BANGOR, Maine – Voting for the 13th annual Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Community Matters More grant program will begin Feb. 1.
Since 2007, the Community Matters More program has awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants to more than 530 different nonprofit organizations in Maine and New Hampshire.
This year’s program will provide more than $140,000 to 55 nonprofit organizations chosen by a public voting process open throughout the month of February. All voting takes place online at
The top two vote-getters in 11 regions in Maine and New Hampshire will receive a $5,000 grant. Thirty-three other organizations listed on the voting ballot, including 11 write-ins receiving the most votes in each region, will receive a $1,000 grant.
“Each year, we love watching people and communities rally for their favorite, local nonprofits,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO, Bob Montgomery-Rice. “There are hundreds of nonprofits doing great and important work for communities across Maine and New Hampshire. We’re are humbled by the tens of thousands of voters who take the time to tell us how best to support our communities through these Community Matters More grants.”
In addition to its financial support, Community Matters More generates substantial exposure for the work of 44 nonprofits included on the voting ballot. The program receives generous support from News Center Maine, WGAN 560 Newsradio, Blueberry Broadcasting, and iHeart Radio Group in Portsmouth, Dover and Rochester, New Hampshire.
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Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $6 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 169th year with more than 60 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 have invested more than $3.4 million into the community in the form of sponsorships, grants, and partnership initiatives last year. Bangor Savings Bank is an equal opportunity employer and can be found on the Web at Member FDIC.

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