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 2021 Better Neighbor Fund grant winners!

The response to the 2021 Better Neighbor Fund program was inspiring with over 10,000 finalist votes cast through Facebook and tcfcu.com!

The winners of the 2021 Better Neighbor Fund grants include:

  • $5,000 Grant - The Family Restored - Scholarship Fund to provide recovery treatment to those suffering from substance use disorder. 
  • $5,000 Grant - Camp Sunshine - Support the Camp Sunshine Family Retreat Program for families of children battling life-threatening illnesses..
  • $5,000 Grant – Friendship House- To update the kitchen of this residential recovery house with a new floor and oven. 
  • $2,000 Grant - Scarborough Land Trust - Grant would help fund needed trail repairs at the Sewell Woods Preserve in Scarborough.
  • $2,000 Grant - Special Surfers - Fund new equipment trailer to support growing program providing surfing for children and adults with special needs.
  • $2,000 Grant - Greater Portland Family Promise - To provide support to low-income families facing eviction to stabilize their housing situation. 
  • $2,000 Grant - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine - Support Adopt-a-Room program by funding two guest rooms at the Portland Ronald McDonald House for families of pediatric patients.
  • $2,000 Grant - 317 Main Community Music Center - Support Raise the Barn Capital Campaign to help expand facility and community music education for people of all ages and means.  

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