Town & Country is passionate about the community and wants to do its part to help our neighbors. That is why we created the Better Neighbor Fund in 2010. The Better Neighbor Fund is a program which makes grants available to local non-profit charitable organizations and community groups across Southern Maine to support initiatives and innovative ideas designed to improve and support the community. Grant recipients are nominated and selected by the public through an online voting process.
Town & Country's Better Neighbor Fund gives away a total of $25,000 to eight non-profits across Cumberland and York Counties each fall to support good works in the community. Since 2010, Town & Country has given away $200,000 to support 64 local initiatives through the Better Neighbor Fund.
The response to the 2017 Better Neighbor Fund program was inspiring with over 11,500 finalist votes cast through Facebook, the most votes in Better Neighbor Fund history!
The winners of the 2017 Better Neighbor Fund grants for charitable organizations with operating budgets under $500,000 were:
$5,000 grant - Center for Wildlife
$5,000 grant - Friendship House
$2,000 grant - The Family Restored
$2,000 grant - The Hemophilia Alliance of Maine
The winners of the 2016 Better Neighbor Fund grants for charitable organizations with operating budgets over $500,000 were:
$5,000 grant - The Summer Camp
$2,000 grant - Family Crisis Services
$2,000 grant - Wayside Food Program
$2,000 grant - Riding to the Top