BANGOR, ME – Bangor Savings Bank, which recently opened a location on Elm Street in Manchester, announced $140,000 in grants on Wednesday, including several grants to Manchester-based non-profit organizations.
The grants come from Bangor Savings Bank’s Community Matters More program. Established in 2007, the program focuses on local nonprofits that are making a difference in their communities and calls on Maine and New Hampshire residents to help decide the winners through a public vote. Over the past 14 years, the program has distributed more than $1.5 million to more than 500 organizations that matter most to Mainers and Granite Staters.
This year in Manchester’s Make-A-Wish New Hampshire received $5,000 while YWCA New Hampshire earned $4,000 and Webster House was given $2,500.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for residents in Maine and New Hampshire to vote for and give back to local nonprofits that are meaningful to them,” said Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Chair, Joyce Clark Sarnacki. “Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in strengthening our communities. We look forward to seeing how these grant recipients will use these funds in ways most important to them. We continue to be very grateful for their contributions to the well-being of their communities.”