Androscoggin Bank Now Accepting Applications for ABCommunity Grants; Deadline is January 1

Androscoggin Bank today announced it is currently accepting applications for the ABCommunity grant program. ABCommunity grants are provided for non-profit organizations that support community activities.
 
Dec. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- LEWISTON, Maine – Dec. 1, 2011 – Androscoggin Bank today announced it is currently accepting applications for the ABCommunity grant program. ABCommunity grants are provided for non-profit organizations that support community activities. Grant applications are reviewed on a bi-annual basis; to be considered in the current review cycle, applications must be received by email or mail by January 1. Applications received after this date will not be considered until July 2012.

ABCommunity will review applications for non-profit organizations in these seven areas:
•Arts: that support creativity and the arts in the community.
•Education: that enhance the educational success of students.
•Environment: that preserve or restore the environment.
•Health: that improve people's physical or emotional health.
•Social Services: that provide services to those who suffer hardship or who have been unable to participate fully in the social and economic life of the community.
•Animal Welfare: that provide services to animals and pets.
•Community Development: that provide services supporting economic community development initiatives.

“Androscoggin Bank cares about the communities we serve and we try our best to make an impact as a resource for local non-profit organizations,” said Christine Conrad, SVP and Chief Customer Officer at Androscoggin Bank. “The ABCommunity grant program has proven to be a success and will continue to fund the ongoing work of these charitable and important organizations.”

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 promote the long-term sustainability of the organization through operational or program enhancements.

Additional information on guidelines and criteria for submission, including the application form and details regarding past recipients, is available online at http://www.bankoncommunity.org.

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 provides financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits and municipalities. With a commitment to innovation and relationships, Androscoggin Bank believes everything we do for customers, community and colleagues should be time well spent. Androscoggin Bank currently serves communities throughout Maine with branch locations in Lewiston, Auburn, Brunswick, Gray, Jay, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, South Paris, Turner and Portland.

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

Matt Mendolera-Schamann
Matter Communications
978-518-4524
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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