LEWISTON

Androscoggin Bank, with local locations in Brunswick and Lisbon Falls, and its MainStreet Foundation recently announced the recipients of its quarterly impact grants for the third quarter of 2017.

Recognizing a need for at-risk kids in Maine to be safe, healthy, active, happy, educated and nourished, MainStreet Foundation awards grants four times each year to organizations actively working to help Maine kids thrive. The grants vary based on the need and are awarded in amounts up to $5,000.

The four organizations

A total of $9,020 was awarded to the following four nonprofit organizations:

• The Ecology School (Saco): $1,820 was awarded to this nonprofit to support the delivery of EcosySTEM, a multi-year ecology program, in the RSU 16 school district (Poland, Minot, Mechanic Falls).

• Maine Academy of Modern Music (Portland): $2,700 was awarded to this nonprofit to help in their efforts to bring innovative, inclusive musical education to youth ages 10-18 regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

• The Caleb Group/River Valley Village (Lewiston): $2,500 was awarded to this nonprofit to support a partnership with ArtVan to provide therapeutic arts programming to their residents.

• YWCA Central Maine (Lewiston): $2,000 was awarded to this nonprofit to support their efforts to expand the capacity of their after-school program through the employment of a youth development specialist.

“Each of these organizations is making a difference in the lives of Maine families. Their good work deserves both recognition and support, and it is an honor to support them through the MainStreet Foundation,” said Steve Closson, chairman of the MainStreet Foundation.

In the first and second quarters of 2017, the Main- Street Foundation awarded a total of $20,600 to four Maine nonprofit organizations. In addition to the quarterly awards, MainStreet Foundation accepts applications from May 1 through July 31 of each year and selects one winner for the annual $25K for Kids grant, a special gift focused on a nonprofit that makes a positive impact in the lives of as many kids as possible.

$25K for Kids

IN THE FIRST AND SECOND QUARTERS of 2017, the MainStreet Foundation awarded a total of $20,600 to four Maine nonprofit organizations. In addition to the quarterly awards, MainStreet Foundation accepts applications from May 1 through July 31 of each year and selects one winner for the annual $25K for Kids grant.



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