Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Awards $100k to Non-Profits 

Eight non-profit organizations will get to split $40,000 as part of a campaign by a local bank to give back to the community. The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation is handing out the money for its Community Matters More program. Each year the program gives away $100,000 to the groups that get the most votes.Sixty organizations will receive $1,000 each.This year the $5,000 prizes go to:Visiting Nurses of Aroostook/Hospice of AroostookShaw House in BangorWashington County Food & Fuel AllianceHancock County Habitat for HumanityChildren’s Discovery MuseumFamily Violence Project of Somerset CountyMaine Cancer FoundationSaco River Jazz EnsembleOrganizers say more than 80,000 people voted in this year’s campaign. 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 listed on the ballot receiving $1,000 grants are:Northern MaineSouthern Aroostook Agricultural MuseumGolden Key Senior CenterMillinocket Regional Hospital AuxiliaryJeffrey S. Parola FoundationShaw Public Library Association Greater Bangor/EllsworthChildren’s Dyslexia Center – BangorOld Town/Orono YMCAUnited Cerebral Palsy of MaineMy Friends PlaceDowneast Horizons DowneastDown East Hospice VolunteersRegional Medical Center at LubecFriends of Moosehorn RefugeCobscook Community Learning CenterRecovery Support Network MidcoastTrekkers, Inc.Bay Chamber ConcertsHome CoopWaldo County TRIADSearsport Historical Society Central MaineKVCAP South End Teen CenterAugusta TrailsL.N. Clark Inspiration Networking Caring ConnectionsArnold Expedition Historical Society – Fort Halifax ProjectPenquis Journey House Western MaineRumford Group Homes – Homeless ShelterHospice Volunteers of Somerset CountyHope AssociationSafe VoicesLEAP, Inc. Greater Portland/Lewiston/AuburnGirls on the Run – MaineCollege for ME – AndroscogginRippleffectSimple GiftsChoices Are for Everyone, Inc. York CountyLaDawn Therapeutic Riding CenterYork Land TrustSaco Bay TrailsCommunity Partners, Inc.Across the River Collaborative/After School Adventures The 20 write-in winners are: Bangor Humane SocietyDexter Community Playground/Dexter Regional Dev.First Light Farm Equine Shelter, PerryForgotten Felines of Maine, GouldsboroFranklin County Animal Shelter, FarmingtonGreater Androscoggin Humane Society, LewistonHammond Street Senior Center, BangorHoulton Humane Society, HoultonHigh Hopes Clubhouse, WatervilleHope Elephants, RockportIn-A-Pinch Non Food Pantry, Biddeford Last Stop Horse Rescue, PrentissMaine State Society for the Protection of Animals, WindhamNeighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Cupboard, HermonPublic Theatre in LewistonRiver Valley Recreation Center, MexicoSomerset Humane Society, SkowheganTarratine Club of BelfastUnlimited Solutions Clubhouse, BangorYork County Shelter, Alfred