BIDDEFORD — For the seventh straight year, Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will donate $100,000 to nonprofits across Maine as part of their annual Community Matters More program. During the month of February, more than 86,000 Mainers voted for organizations they care about, and 68 Maine nonprofits received grants in May.

Eight nonprofits that received the most community votes will each receive a $5,000 grant. These winners span the entire state and include: Crossroads Youth Center/Unite Against Bullying ME in York County, New Beginnings, Inc., Lincoln Regional Food Cupboard, Ruth’s Reusable Resources, Cancer Support Center of Maine, Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

An additional 60 nonprofit organizations that also received votes will receive grants of $1,000 each. This year, Mainers voted for 3,391 unique nonprofits, with every county in the state represented.

“Each year, when we launch Community Matters More, it is very heartening to watch Maine citizens from across the state become actively involved in helping so many nonprofit organizations,” said Jim Conlon, Bangor Savings Bank’s president. “Obviously, Maine people understand the vital role that these organizations play in their communities, and they want to do what they can to help.”

The 60 $1,000 grant winners include the 40 nonprofit organizations listed on the ballot, and the 20 organizations that earned the most write-in votes in each of the eight regions.

The nonprofits from York County listed on the ballot receiving $1,000 grants are: Biddeford Mills Museum, Creative Works Systems, Hollis Center Public Library, Sacopee Valley Recreation Council and York Senior Center.

In-A-Pinch Non Food Pantry in Biddeford and York County Shelter in Alfred are among the 20 write-in winners.

Community Matters More is part of Bangor Savings Bank and the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation’s total commitment to giving more than $1 million per year to the community in the form of nonprofit sponsorships, grants and partnership initiatives.