Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Program Now in New Hampshire

Voting Open for $100K Community Matters More Grants

Posted:  Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:15pm

Voting is open for the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation’s annual Community Matters More grant-making initiative. Through this charitable program, votes from the public decide the nonprofit recipients of more than $100,000 in Community Matters More grants.

The program, in its 11th year, will award the top two vote-getters in nine regions of Maine and Rockingham County, New Hampshire, including write-ins, a $5,000 grant. All other nonprofits on the ballot will receive a $1,000 grant.

Community Matters More voting is open through the month of February and ends on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Voting can be completed online at Paper voting ballots are available at all Bangor Savings Bank branches and at each of the nonprofits listed on the ballot. Grant winners are announced in April.

Since its inception, Community Matters More has provided over $1 million in total grants to hundreds of Maine nonprofits. This is the first year for the program in New Hampshire. 

“Each year we love seeing communities big and small rally for their favorite nonprofits,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice, in a news release. “We are fortunate to be able to support so many nonprofits that play an important role in towns and cities throughout Maine, and now southeastern-most 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 support from NEWSCENTER Maine, WGAN 560 Newsradio, Blueberry Broadcasting, and iHeart Radio Group in Portsmouth, Dover, and Rochester, New Hampshire.