Community Involvement

For more than 100 years, Katahdin Trust has operated on the philosophy of providing a wide range of financial services while caring deeply for the Maine communities that we serve. We view our corporate contributions and sponsorships as a pledge of our commitment to making our local communities a better place to live and work. After all, a community that works together thrives together, and that's something we stand behind.

Whether through direct financial support, in-kind donations, or volunteer time by our employees and board of directors, our support of charitable initiatives focuses on programs that we believe can have a meaningful impact on our communities and our Bank.

We invite you to check out our Commitment to Community Report to see our most current list of community donations!

 

Ways We Give Back

Employee Giving

Katahdin Trust helps foster growth in our local economy by providing jobs to more than 180 people throughout Maine. Our employees are passionate about where they live, work and play. In 2018, they demonstrated that commitment by donating 7,600 volunteer hours to hundreds of organizations and programs. From youth and senior programs, to humane societies, to community development activities, our employees are serious about giving back and making a difference.

Casual Because We Care

Employees dress casually every Friday in support of various non-profit organizations throughout Maine. Each employee that participates in Casual Because We Care Days contributes a minimum of $1 in exchange for the privilege to dress casually and wear jeans. Funds raised are donated annually to pre-selected non-profit organizations.

Financial Education

We welcome the opportunity to participate in financial literacy education. Programs include Teach Children to Save Day, Get Smart About Credit Day and Junior Achievement. Each one provides age appropriate curriculum and activities. If you would like to request a classroom visit, please contact the branch manager located nearest to your school or youth program.

Donations & Sponsorships

Katahdin Trust takes great pride in our continuing support of the local community. As shown in our Commitment to Community Report, we work hard to build strong partnerships with a variety of organizations. In addition to providing financial contributions, Katahdin Trust helps promote worthy causes on the radio for events, activities, and organizations that we're involved with.

Our focus areas include education, safe and affordable housing, health and wellness, and community development initiatives; particularly those making a difference in the lives of low-to-moderate income (LMI) individuals.

How can we help your organization?

Once you review our list of eligibility requirements and exclusions below and determine that your 501(c) 3 organization or event is qualified, please send your written request to the Katahdin Trust branch manager located nearest you. Every contribution request is carefully reviewed to ensure equitability across the regions we serve while our Company Giving Policy and annual budget guide our capacity to meet the many important programs and vital services we are asked to support.

Eligibility & Exclusions

Recipient nonprofit organization must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3)
  • Have an office in at least one of the communities we serve
  • Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability
  • Submit a written request and provide supporting documentation

Funding exclusions:

  • Individuals
  • Intermediaries (organizations, which in turn make donations to other organizations)
  • Organizations seeking funding for travel expenses or general operating expenses
  • Political, labor, fraternal, or advocacy groups
  • Religious organizations

We're Proud to be a Community Bank

There are so many great things happening in Maine and we're excited to share them with you! Visit the pages below for frequent updates on the latest happenings in your community.

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