LEWISTON — Androscoggin Bank’s MainStreet Foundation, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is accepting applications for its largest award, the annual 25K for Kids grant. The grant, designed to improve the lives of as many kids as possible, is awarded annually to a non-profit organization that not only benefits at-risk youth in Maine, but focuses on the “essentials” of life – food, shelter and security.
Qualifying nonprofits are invited to submit an application before July 31. Guidelines and criteria can be found online. Applications will be reviewed in August and the three top finalists will be invited to present in person in October. The winner and runners-up for the $25k for Kids award will be announced in November at the annual meeting of the MainStreet Foundation.
Past recipients of the grant include St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, The Preble Street Teen Center, Longley Elementary School, Androscoggin Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
About Androscoggin Bank’s MainStreet Foundation
The MainStreet Foundation is Androscoggin Bank’s $1,000,000 Foundation with a mission that is simple, focused and essential: to help keep at-risk kids in Maine safe, healthy, active, happy, educated, and nourished. Four times a year, MainStreet Foundation makes grants (up to $5,000) to excellent nonprofit agencies actively working in our communities to help kids thrive. These grants vary based on the need and typically exceed $50,000 per year. In 2011, Androscoggin Bank pledged to donate $100K to the MainStreet Foundation in honor of outgoing Bank President Steven A. Closson. With this gift, MainStreet is able to offer four $25K individual grants – one in each year starting in November of 2013. For more information, visit www.mainstreet-foundation.org.
About Androscoggin Bank
Androscoggin Bank, headquartered in Lewiston, Maine since 1870, is dedicated to serving the communities of Maine by moving residents, businesses, and communities forward with smarter banking. Androscoggin Bank is Member FDIC.