providing food to families in need, helping develop aspirations in youth

Midcoast nonprofits receive bank’s Foundation Grants

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 9:45am

BANGOR — The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded grants to several nonprofit organizations in central and eastern Maine.

The Foundation awards grants to nonprofits with worthy initiatives that make communities more prosperous, more livable, and more vibrant. Grant applications are reviewed quarterly.

Waldo Community Action Partners received a grant to support the Heroes 4 Hunger program, which provides boxes of healthy foods to families in need throughout Waldo County.

Trekkers, Inc. received a grant to support the Launching Empowered and Aspiring Professionals (LEAP) program, which helps Knox County high school students develop and pursue education and training for their career aspirations.

The following central and eastern Maine organizations also received Bangor Savings Bank Foundation grants:

Bar Harbor Festival Corporation, Hancock County; Cobscook Community Learning Center, Washington County; Families First Community Center, Hancock County; Hancock County Auditorium Associates, D/B/A The Grand, Hancock County; Maine Council of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Washington County; and MaineStream Finance, Penobscot County.

About Bangor Savings Bank

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, currently has 58 branches across Maine and New Hampshire and can also be found on the Web at The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997. Last year, the Bank and its Foundation invested over $2 million into New England communities in the form of nonprofit sponsorships, grants, and partnership initiatives. Bangor Savings Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about Bangor Savings Bank Foundation grants, visit