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 gives away 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 $200,000 to support 64 local initiatives through the Better Neighbor Fund.

Important 2018 Dates

Nomination Period- Sept 4-Sept 25

Voting Period- Oct 1-Oct 31

Nov 8-Announcement of Winners

Thank you to all the nominees. Voting will begin next week!

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Congratulations to the 2017 Better Neighbor Fund grant winners!

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!

2017 Winners

The winners of the 2017 Better Neighbor Fund for 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