Norway Savings Bank Awarded Over $1,000,000 to Nonprofit Organizations in 2021

Three women - two are presenting a check while the third receives the check

From Norway Savings Bank, Pam Bowerman, VP Commercial Loan Officer (left) and Larissa Darcy, VP Commercial Loan Officer (right) present Karen Parker, Executive Director of Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program with a “surprise” donation of $1,500.

Norway, ME – As a result of another difficult year for nonprofits due to pandemic-related economic challenges, Norway Savings Bank awarded $1,061,900 to more than 350 nonprofits in 2021. $700,000 was granted this year, while another $361,900 will be distributed in the form of multi-year grants.

In December, the bank made 24 surprise donations to deserving organizations, totaling over $60,000 for year-end gifts. These nonprofits provide much-needed resources in Oxford, Androscoggin, Cumberland, York and Sagadahoc counties.

“We know there are many nonprofits that need additional financial support to carry out their critical work through the winter ahead,” said Dan Walsh, President of Norway Savings Bank. “We decided to surprise these organizations with a donation to recognize all they continue to do as we try to exit the pandemic.”

The organizations provide a wide range of services – from nutrition support, domestic violence prevention services, housing, education, healthcare, environmental protection and more.

The non-profit organizations receiving surprise donations are:

  • Biddeford Food Pantry
  • Bridgton Food Pantry
  • Bridgton Community Center
  • Brownfield Food Pantry
  • Center for Wisdom’s Women, Lewiston
  • Community Concepts, Lewiston
  • Freeport Community Services
  • The Friends of the Shakers, New Gloucester
  • Harrison Food Bank
  • Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation, Bethel
  • Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, Brunswick
  • North Fryeburg Community Chapel Food Bank
  • Oasis Free Clinics, Brunswick
  • Oxford Hills Food Pantry, Norway
  • Preble Street, Portland
  • The Progress Center, Oxford
  • Raymond-Casco Historical Society
  • Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, Biddeford
  • SCORE Business Mentoring
  • Tedford Housing, Brunswick
  • Trinity Jubilee Center, Lewiston
  • Wayside Food Programs, Portland
  • Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway
  • Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Learn more about Norway Savings Bank’s community giving programs at




About Norway Savings Bank

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of September 30, 2021, Norway Savings Bank had $1.712 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in trust and investment services, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2020, Norway was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” for the second year in a row by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 31 continuous years. For more information, visit