– 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 www.bangor.com/cmm
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.