Bank of America has awarded a $10,000 grant to Community Financial Literacy.

The funds will enable the organization to provide financial literacy courses to refugees and immigrants in the Portland area.

The organization focuses on classes and workshops about savings, money management and understanding and analyzing credit reports.

For more information, go to www.cflmaine.org.

Oakhurst Dairy raised $18,093 through its 12th annual Egg Nog campaign to support The Salvation Army of Northern New England.

Oakhurst donates five cents for every container of Oakhurst Egg Nog and Lite Egg Nog sold during the holiday season. To date, the company has donated more than $200,000 to the organization.

The funds will be used to provide meals, after-school tutoring, recreation programs and shelter.


The Hannaford Charitable Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Morrison Center.
The funds will be used to improve the center’s emergency preparedness and safety equipment.


Efficiency Maine has awarded Irving Forest Products a $471,000 grant to install a kiln moisture control system that will save the company nearly 15 percent of their annual energy expense — 3.2 million kilowatt hours a year — or enough energy to power 530 homes a year.

This is the second incentive award that Irving has won through a competitive program run through Efficiency Maine, where projects are ranked on the basis of cost effectiveness and project readiness.

The first grant was used to install a steam turbine that reduced Irving’s dependence on grid-supplied electricity by 4.2 Million kWh.


Westbrook Services Corporation, the non-profit fundraising arm of Westbrook Housing, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.


Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded $56,000 to local food pantries across Maine.
One of the award recipients is: Project FEED, Inc. of Portland, which received $1,000.