Voting to Open for Community Matters More Grants

January 28, 2019
BANGOR, Maine – Voting will open Feb. 1 for the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation’s 12th annual Community Matters More (CMM) grant program.
Maine and New Hampshire residents can cast votes for their favorite nonprofit organizations at through Feb. 28. Public voting decides the nonprofit recipients of more than $140,000 in Community Matters More grants.
“We look forward to seeing a wide variety of nonprofits receive Community Matters More grants,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice. “Grant recipients fill a vital role for the people and communities of Northern New England, and we are proud to support them.”
The program will award $5,000 grants to the top two vote-getters in eight regions of Maine and three regions of New Hampshire. All other nonprofits on the ballot and the organizations with the most write-in votes will receive a $1,000 grant. Grant winners will be announced in March.
Since its inception, Community Matters More has provided more than $1.1 million in total grants to hundreds of nonprofits in Maine and 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 media support from NEWS CENTER Maine, WGAN 560 Newsradio, Blueberry Broadcasting and iHeartMedia New Hampshire.
About Us

Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $5.4 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 168th year with 57 branches in Maine and New Hampshire and on the Web at The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997. Together the Bank and its Foundation invested more than $2.5 million into the community in the form of sponsorships, grants, and partnership initiatives last year. Bangor Savings Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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