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Groundbreaking ceremony at Hope on Haven Hill's new facility.

Five categories of organizations

Our dedicated Social Responsibility team considers requests from five categories of organizations. We award grants and sponsorships on a rolling, year-round basis in support of the following causes:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community and Economic Advancement
  • Arts and Culture
  • Education and Innovation
  • Environment and Animal Welfare


How we decide who receives funds

To decide where funds should go, we consider the organization’s relevance to our Community Promise goals, how the service it offers impacts our community, other support the group receives in the private and public sector, and the community’s general need.

As many typical fundraising avenues disappeared during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been especially proactive in reaching out to partners as vital societal needs have only increased across communities.

We receive so many requests, and every category offers invaluable services and activities. Here’s a quick sample of the kinds of organizations that receive assistance.


Health & Wellness

Community organizations and programs that promote mind, body, and financial wellness align very strongly with our corporate and community values. We sponsor races, sports teams, and other wellness programs and initiatives.

Examples of groups who have received support from us include:

  • Hospitals and Community Health Centers
  • Nutrition Programs
  • United Ways
  • Community Action Agencies

Community & Economic Advancement

Community spaces that create access to resources for community members of all walks of life get our attention. We want to empower everyone in the community who has ideas that can help make it better.

Examples of groups who have received support from us include:

  • Libraries
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Affordable Housing
  • Public Transportation

Arts & Culture

A vibrant art scene in our communities drives tourism and commerce and serves a higher purpose – fostering understanding, creating empathy, and moving a community forward. We want to support the arts whenever we can.

Examples of groups who have received support from us include:

  • Visual and performing arts programs
  • Museums
  • Historical Societies
  • Theaters

Education & Innovation

Investments in education and youth programs create the future of the community. As parents ourselves, we support youth programs that address food insecurity, technology, wellness, and trauma prevention to help children succeed beyond their dreams.

Examples of groups who have received support from us include:

  • Education Foundations
  • Literacy Programs
  • Leadership Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Environment & Animal Welfare

We all deserve a healthy environment to live in and enjoy, our furry friends included. We work with land trusts, animal shelters, animal agencies and more to make that happen.

Examples of groups who have received support from us include:

  • Land Trusts
  • Marine Resource Conservation
  • Animal Welfare and Rescue


Your organization must be a registered tax exempt nonprofit, public school, or municipality.
The impact of the donation must benefit the communities where Kennebunk Savings is located within southern York County, Maine and in Strafford & Rockingham Counties in New Hampshire.

Finally, the Community Promise program does not consider applications for:

  • Operating Costs
  • Political Organizations
  • Events taking place outside of southern York County Maine
  • Scholarships
  •  Individual or Family fundraisers
  • Religious Organizations (for the furtherance of a religious mission)
  • Events taking place outside of Rockingham & Strafford Counties in New Hampshire
  • Trips outside of the Kennebunk Savings operating area

Request a grant or sponsorship now

Do you have a program that could go further with more funding?
You can request funds from Kennebunk Savings right here. We hope to hear from you.