GSB In The Community

Supporting our neighbors is one of our core principles, and we are pleased to get involved with many local organizations. Our employees are passionate about volunteering in a number of ways within the community – these communities are our communities too.

 

In the spirit of supporting our local communities, the bank is honored to contribute its resources to a variety of programs.

 

Financial Literacy

  • Partner with CA$H Greater Portland to provide Free Tax Preparation and other financial related services
  • GSB Financial Scholars Program offers an interactive, online curriculum to high schools at no cost
  • Educate businesses about funding opportunities in partnership with SCORE Portland
  • Workshops and education for students of all ages

General Education

  • Job shadow opportunities for Junior Achievement
  • Investment in early childhood education
  • Scholarship opportunities for continuing education

Supporting Business Growth

  • LaunchPad, a program developed by Gorham Savings Bank, awards $50,000 to help fund the growth of a Maine business
  • Community Partner of ScaleUp Portland, an SBA grant program designed to help businesses “scale up”
  • Sponsor of Maine Startup & Create Week, a conference celebrating innovators, entrepreneurs and startups

Health & Wellness

  • Programs in support of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
  • Maine Marathon, a nonprofit race that has raised over $3,000,000 for charity
  • Employees raise funds and either participate in or volunteer for various health and wellness initiatives

Employee Driven Initiatives

  • Employees and customers donate holiday gifts for Boys & Girls Club of Portland Winter Wishes program
  • United Way Day of Caring Event and our Annual Fundraiser to support United Way of Greater Portland and York County
  • Drives for local Food Pantries, Thanksgiving meals, and Coats for Kids

 

To receive information about applying for a charitable contribution, please contact Heather Connolly at hconnolly@gorhamsavingsbank.com.

Please send information by mail to Heather Connolly at Gorham Savings Bank, 1 India Street, Portland ME 04101