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 $250,000 to support 80 local initiatives through the Better Neighbor Fund.

Congratulations to the 2019 Better Neighbor Fund grant winners!

The response to the 2019 Better Neighbor Fund program was inspiring with almost 13,000 finalist votes cast through Facebook!

The winners of the 2019 Better Neighbor Fund grants include:

  • $5,000 GrantCenter for Wildlife  – support the Connecting Neighbors and Nature environmental education program.
  • $5,000 GrantFriendship House– Bathroom renovation project to provide needed repairs and upgrades for the three bathrooms for this residential recovery home.
  • $5,000 Grant— Learn Around the World Network, Inc.– support the GEOshow Maine program.
  • $2,000 Grant Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland– allow for the presentation of the Toddler Storytime program.
  • $2,000 Grant Royal River Community Players– support renovations of the Yarmouth Playhouse.
  • $2,000 Grant Standish Parent Teacher Organization– help to purchase and install new soccer goals and basketball hoops on the playgrounds of the Edna Libby and George E. Jack Elementary Schools in Standish.
  • $2,000 Grant Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum– help build a new station for the Narrow-Gauge Railroad and Museum at Ocean Gateway in Portland.
  • $2,000 Grant Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals– help promote and expand the Maine Horse Matchmaker program.

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

Watch for information on submitting nominations in the summer.