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Community Giving

Reinvesting Money into Local Nonprofit Organizations

Throughout Kennebec Savings Bank’s long history, one thing has remained constant – 

the Bank's unwavering commitment to the Maine communities we serve.

As a community bank, Kennebec Savings Bank is a mutual organization. That means we do not have individual stockholders. Instead, we give the money that would go to stockholders back to local nonprofits through our Community Dividends program.

As a mutually held savings bank, and as individual volunteers, our teams take pride in giving back in meaningful ways to the neighborhoods in which we work and raise our families.

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Committed to Our Local Communities

KSB Team Members pose for a photo
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donated in the communities we serve
KSB's Heather M. cutting flooring for a new home
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volunteered by our employees
KSB team members at the Old Hallowell Day
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supported across Maine

Community Dividends Requests

With our online Community Dividends request portal, you may log in at your convenience and manage your organization's requests for support. Once you create your profile, you can choose from a variety of applications, including Donations, Sponsorships, Advertising Requests, and our Catalyst Grant (available from June 1 to August 31 each year). 

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Community Highlights from 2023

Craig Garofalo, COO, talks at the KVCC Seventh Up Event
Kennebec Valley Chamber:
7th Up Youth Education Event
KSB supports Freeport's Oyster Festival
Visit Freeport:
Maine Oyster Festival
KSB's Amanda Cooley and Andrew Silsby at Waterville Creates
Waterville Creates:
Paul Schupf Art Center
KSB's Kaitlyn, Staci, Sara, and Emily at Old Hallowell Day
Old Hallowell Day:
Parade Sponsorship
KSB Team Members volunteer at the Waterville Area Soup Kitchen
Waterville Area Soup Kitchen:
Business After Hours
KSB Team Members participate in the Sacssc one five 5k
One in Five 5K

Employee Volunteerism and Engagement

Gardiner Main Street:
Parade of Lights
KSB Team Members participate in the Gardiner Parade of Lights
Travis Mills Foundation:
Plane Pull
KSB Team Members participate at the Travis Mills Plane Pull
Kennebec Valley YMCA:
Rise 'N Shine 5K
KSB's Heather, Angela, Carol, and Nick participate at the YMCA Rise-N-Shine 5k
Kennebec Valley Humane Society:
Puppy Kissing Booth
 KSB's Erin B. posing with two dogs for a photo
Junior Achievement of Maine:
Titan Challenge
KSB's Jess, Julie, Cory, and Jeff at the Junior Achievement Titan Challenge
Kennebec Valley YMCA:
IRONMAN 70.3 Maine
KSB's Gail, Mary, and Emily volunteering at the YMCA Ironman triathlon

Recent Catalyst Grant Recipients

KSB Catalyst Grant check presentation to Maine GearShare

Maine GearShare

Promoting equitable access to the outdoors by lowering the barrier of gear

Maine GearShare, based out of Brunswick, works to promote equitable access to outdoor recreation by acquiring, maintaining, and lending gear to trip leaders and nature-based educators.

Grant funds will allow the organization to expand its inventory and create additional gear kits. These expansions would allow for more groups to be able to access gear, as well as existing member organizations to continue to rely on Maine GearShare as a resource.

Learn More about Maine GearShare

Snow Pond Center for the Arts

Bringing music, dance, storytelling, and visual arts programming to local teens

Snow Pond Center for the Arts’ Community Outreach programs for teens are designed to engage low- to moderate income participants in artistic activities that guide self-expression and enhance listening and communication skills. Activities include music and mentorship, storytelling, visual arts, learning to own a musical instrument, and many others which attract the interest of teens.

Catalyst Grant funds will be used to expand the program to the Gardiner community through a partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley. The Community Arts Outreach has been successfully introduced in the Waterville and Augusta communities, and with these funds, the organization will be able to reach up to 120 teens that participate in Boys and Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley activities.

KSB Catalyst Grant check presentation to Snow Pond
KSB Catalyst Grant check presentation to Viles Arboretum

The Viles Arboretum

Expanding outdoors programming for children in Central Maine

The Viles Arboretum is a no-fee 224-acre botanical garden in Augusta that features miles of trails, event spaces, a visitor center, and much more.

The Arboretum will use its Catalyst Grant funds to grow their Young Stewards Camp Program, a screen-free summer camp designed to leverage the Arboretum’s sprawling green space to offer high-quality, low-cost outdoor enrichment programming to local children.