Priority Giving

The Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the vitality of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont's regional and statewide economies, through economic and workforce development.

Additional Areas of Giving

While our primary outreach and resources will be dedicated to the priority areas listed above, in recognition of the many needs in our communities, the Foundation will continue to lend support to applications in the following areas:

  • Initiatives that raise student readiness, academic success, achievement and aspirations at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, including but not limited to STEM education initiatives.  
Social and Civic Services
  • Activities directed at improving quality of life in the communities we serve.
Culture and Arts
  • Initiatives supporting organizations that meet community needs, expand arts and cultural programming, or provide education.
Health and Wellness
  • Programs essential to the underlying medical care of a community, including initiatives focusing on physical and mental health and wellness for people of all ages. 

For additional information on The Foundation please call 1.877.Bangor1 (1.877.226.4671) or email us at