Androscoggin Bank Encourages Local Youth Organizations to Apply for MainStreet Foundation Grant

Androscoggin Bank announced that the Bank is now accepting applications for MainStreet Foundation grants. These grants are provided for local organizations that support the projects, programs and initiatives that ensure the welfare of at-risk youth.
 
 
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Sept. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- LEWISTON, Maine – Androscoggin Bank today announced that the Bank is now accepting applications for MainStreet Foundation grants. In accordance with the Bank’s legacy of serving as a financial partner and resource to the community in Maine and New England, MainStreet Foundation grants are provided for local organizations that support the projects, programs and initiatives that foster the development of and ensure the welfare of at-risk youth. Annually, the MainStreet Foundation awards five Impact Grants, which total approximately $25,000 and ten Seed Grants which total approximately $5,000.

The MainStreet Foundation’s Board will seek applicants from local organizations that provide direct service to at-risk youth including, but not limited to:
•   After-school and mentoring programs
•   Leadership development experiences of all types
•   Promoting literacy and a love of learning
•   Coping with homelessness and family discord
•   Promoting mental health and developing effective change and coping mechanisms
•   Learning life-management skills – learning about earning, saving, budgeting money, and spending money

To be eligible, organizations must provide proof of 501(c) 3 status under the IRS tax codes and have filed a form 990 with the IRS within the last calendar year. Applicants must demonstrate how the requested funds will support efforts that will deliver measurable outcomes with sustainable long-term benefits for at-risk youth.

Grant applications are reviewed three times a year, in February, May and November. To be considered in the current review cycle, applications must be received by email or mail by October 15. Applications received after this date must reapply for the next round of reviews. Additional information on guidelines and criteria for submission, including the application form and details regarding past recipients, is available online at the MainStreet Foundation’s website.

For its entire 141 years, Androscoggin Bank has supported hundreds of organizations by funding new initiatives and responding to urgent needs in the community. For more information on Androscoggin Bank’s community-giving programs, visit http://www.bankoncommunity.org.

About Androscoggin Bank
Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank has a long history of providing financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits and municipalities. Committed to quality relationships, everything we do for customers, community and colleagues should be time well spent. Androscoggin Bank currently serves communities and municipalities throughout Maine.

For more information:
Christine Conrad                  
Androscoggin Bank                  
207-784-9164                     
CConrad@androscogginbank.com            

Matt Mendolera-Schamann
Matter Communications
978-499-9250 x243
androscogginbank@matternow.com

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Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank has a long history of providing financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits & municipalities. Androscoggin Bank currently serves Maine communities with 13 branch locations across the state.
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