Community is everything.
Since 1875, we've been committed to supporting the communities we serve. In addition to providing financial services and solutions to individuals, homeowners, and business and nonprofit organizations, both large and small, we demonstrate our commitment through meaningful community investment.
We are Committed
Through direct donations, our private charitable foundation, and our employees, we're proud to support the Maine nonprofit community as well as national organizations through our philanthropic efforts and stakeholder volunteerism. In addition, we directly contribute to our local economies by providing jobs to more than 650 people throughout Maine and Northern New England.
We trust that the Bank’s resources can have the most favorable impact in our communities by supporting the following areas, which are the vital signs of a strong community:
- Education and helping youth
- Health and human services
- Arts and culture
- Economic development
If you're interested in more information regarding our community involvement or sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to your local banking center or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.
Community Spirit of Giving (CSOG) – Our Employees Make the Difference
For over 25 years, our employees have joined together to support local communities and people in need through this grassroots effort. This unique program, created and managed by employees, hosts fundraising events ranging from raffles and bottle redemption to bake sales and yard sales. All proceeds from these activities are used to support the needs of food banks and local food pantries throughout Maine.
- Their goal: Make an impact in local communities by providing assistance to underprivileged children and families through work with local food pantries, as well as schools and community leaders, to help prevent hunger.
- Impact: Most recently employees collected close to $9,000 for 29 shelters throughout the state.
Hope@Home is our own initiative to help the homeless by donating $100 to a community shelter every time a customer finances a new home through us. As a community bank, we're dedicated to working with local shelters and other charitable organizations that provide vital assistance to those in need.
Since 2015, we've donated over $140,000 to homeless shelters in Maine, and we'll give more this year. To find out how you can help with this vital community project, visit our Hope@Home page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about how we're helping the homeless by viewing, "Our Hope@Home Story" video.