We’re dedicated to helping the neighborhoods we serve

Town & Country is passionate about the community, and we want to do our part to help our neighbors. So we created the Better Neighbor Fund in 2010. Through the Better Neighbor Fund, we make grants available to local non-profits, charitable organizations and community groups across Southern Maine to support initiatives and designed to improve the community. Grant recipients are nominated and selected by the public through an online voting process.

Each fall, Town & Country’s Better Neighbor Fund awards a total of $25,000 to eight non-profits across Cumberland and York Counties to support good works in the community. Since 2010, Town & Country has given away $275,000 to support 88 local initiatives through the Better Neighbor Fund.

2021 TCFCU Better Neighbor Fund FAQs 

2021 TCFCU Better Neighbor Fund Guidelines

Congratulations to the 2020 Better Neighbor Fund grant winners!

The response to the 2020 Better Neighbor Fund program was inspiring with over 10,000 finalist votes cast through Facebook and tcfcu.com!

The winners of the 2020 Better Neighbor Fund grants include:

  • $5,000 Grant - First Lutheran Church - Tuition support to needy families in the neighborhood so they can send their three and four year-olds to this high quality pre-kindergarten program.
  • $5,000 Grant - The Summer Camp - Furnish girls between the ages of 6 and 18 living in low-income and foster homes across southern Maine with free “camperships” to experience summer camp in 2021.
  • $5,000 Grant – STRIVE - Expand the online program to teach independent living skills to individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism and to provide scholarships to people with financial need.
  • $2,000 Grant - The Frannie Peabody Center - Expand the purchase of food for clients living with AIDS/HIV in need of emergency assistance over the coming year.
  • $2,000 Grant - Girls on the Run – Maine - Expand access to girls in grades 3-8 to a youth development program through At-Home Kits and scholarships to cover program fees.
  • $2,000 Grant - Habitat for Humanity of York County - Support Saco’s first home built this fall. Volunteer labor, tradespersons, donations of money and materials and the homeowner will build this home.
  • $2,000 Grant - Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center - Provide “riderships” to needy children ages 3 to 18 with disabilities to access the benefits of therapeutic riding, hippotherapy or equine assisted learning.
  • $2,000 Grant - Sanctuary Baking - Expand fresh food and baked goods donation program for homeless, at-risk elderly and shut-ins through mobile bakery plus launch nutrition and basic cooking program for the underserved. 

Congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees!