NEW YORK, N.Y. — Nearly 30,000 eligible charities have been nominated by Chase bank customers and employees to participate in the fifth installment of the Chase Community Giving program, which will kick off voting in September. When voting ends, 196 local charities will share in $5 million in grants from Chase. Also, eligible, nominated charities that accept nomination by Thursday, Aug. 30, will equally share in $2.5 million in additional grants.
Voting will begin Thursday, Sept. 6, and last through Wednesday, Sept 19. Facebook users may cast
votes at Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving where a list of nominated communities is available. Chase customers will vote at Chase.com/ChaseGiving.
These Maine organizations have been nominated:
York County Shelter Programs.
Hidden Valley Nature Center.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lewiston-Auburn Soccer Association, Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin.
Natural Resources Council, Central Maine Area Agency on Aging, MaineShare, Friends of the Maine State Museum, Friends of Lithow Library.
Spruce Run Association, Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Maine Resource Recovery Association, Allies, Foundation to Cure Melanoma and other Diseases.
Friends of Acadia.
Waldo Community Action Partners, Habitat for Humanity International, Belfast Soup Kitchen.
Voice for Animals.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Boothbay Region Humane Society.
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.
Cancer Support Center of Maine.
PAWS-Protection of Animals Wandering the Streets.
Center for Wildlife.
Northeast Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Pet Food Pantry.
Wreaths Across America.
William Fogg Public Library
Save Our Strays, Good Samaritan and More Food Pantry.
Franklin County Animal Shelter.
Harvest Hills Animal Shelter.
PAWS Animal Welfare Society.
Baxter Memorial Library Association.
Partners in Health.
Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men.
Beagles of New England States.
United Way, Secret Santa, Kennebunk Land Trust, Kennebunk Soccer Club.
Rice Public Library, Fair Tide Inc.
Ethel’s Tree of Life.
United Way of Androscoggin County, Young Women’s Christian Association of Central Maine, L.A. Public Theatre, Trinity Jubilee Center, Elias E. Ticker Trust.
Maine’s Swedish Colony.
Little League Baseball.
Orrs and Bailey Islands Fire Department.
The Iris Network, Maine Medical Center, MAPS, Preble Street, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Portland Trails, Equality Maine Foundation, Reverb, Gray Senior Housing, Florence House Housing Corporation.
Aroostook Area Agency on Aging.
Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League.
Mad Horse Theatre Company, Ingraham Housing Corporation, Almost Home Rescue, Aire.
Sabattus Recreation Club.
Fairview Hospital, Redington Memorial Hospital Association, Somerset Humane Society, Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County, Lake George Corporation.
Cancer Community Center, Friends of Casco Bay.
Sustainable Harvest International.
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.
Islands Community Medical Services.
West Boothbay Harbor
Fearless Nation PTSD Support.
Animal Welfare Society.
Olympia Sports Foundation, Vivid Motion.
Riding to the Top, Association of State Wetland Managers.
York Ambulance Association.