Central Maine Power Donates More than $330,000 to Community Organizations Across Maine
Donations benefit organizations including EqualityMaine, Maine Huts & Trails, WinterKids, Make-A-Wish Maine
AUGUSTA, ME – December 28, 2021 – Central Maine Power (CMP) is proud to support community organizations throughout Maine. Over the last year, CMP has invested over $330,000 from shareholders into the communities they serve.
In addition to these donations, earlier this year, CMP announced targeted donations of $450,000 to infrastructure and facilities projects at Maine nonprofits and $180,000 to STEAM education programs across the state. CMP’s charitable giving program is complemented by additional investment in Maine by the Avangrid Foundation, which has awarded $2.6 million in grants to Maine nonprofits since 2015.
CMP’s donations include continued partnerships such as Full Plates Full Potential and Maine Huts & Trails, as well as new partnerships with WinterKids and Make-A-Wish Maine. In addition to CMP’s monetary donations to the Dempsey Challenge and Tri for a Cure, employees formed teams to participate in the events and support these incredible organizations.
For the second year, Central Maine Power is proud to support EqualityMaine as its top-level Visionary Sponsor. In addition to that annual sponsorship, we funded the purchase of 2,000 pride flags to distribute to Mainers all over the state. This incredible EqualityMaine initiative was featured on an episode of Maine Life which aired during Pride Month.
“2021 has been a meaningful year for our community outreach at Central Maine Power,” said CMP President and CEO Joe Purington. “We are so pleased to give to so many organizations that directly help the people of Maine. We look forward to many exciting things to come in 2022.”
“We’re so grateful for Central Maine Power’s continued commitment to supporting our work,” said EqualityMaine Development Director Christopher O'Connor. “In addition to their annual sponsorship, CMP stepping up to partner with us this summer on our pride flag initiative means so much to our
organization and Maine's LGBTQ+ community."
Over the past year, donations were made to the following organizations:
- $50,000 to Full Plates Full Potential
- $31,000 to EqualityMaine
- $30,000 to Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project
- $27,500 to Maine Volunteer Program’s Maine Service Fellows Program
- $25,000 to Make-A-Wish Maine
- $20,000 to the Mercy Hospital Foundation
- $15,500 to WinterKids
- $15,000 to Live + Work in Maine
- $10,000 to the Maine Historical Society
- $10,000 to Maine Huts & Trails
- $10,000 to Maine General Health
- $7,500 to the Heart Walk benefitting the American Heart Association
- $6,095 to the Vassalboro Fire Department
- $6,000 to Palaver Strings
- $5,500 to Atlantic Coast Radio’s Veterans and First Responder Sea Dog’s Game
- $5,000 to the Dempsey Challenge benefiting the Dempsey Center
- $5,000 to the Tri for a Cure benefitting the Maine Cancer Foundation
- $5,000 to the Augusta Food Bank
- $5,000 to Solidarity Harvest
- $5,000 to Maine Development Foundation
- $5,000 to St. Mary's Medical Center
- $2,890 to Kennebec Historical Society
- $2,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters
- $2,500 to Maine Sports Hall of Fame
- $2,000 to The Pine Tree Society's Pine Tree Camp
- $2,000 to the Alfond Youth and Community Center
- $1,500 to Maine Fore Charity
- $1,500 to Rangely Health
- $1,250 to Junior Achievement of Maine
- $1,000 to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
- $1,000 to the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging
- $1,000 to the Lake Arrowhead Conservation Council
- $500 to Sanford Trails
- $500 to the Foundation for Portland Public Schools
- $500 to Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
- $500 to Hospice Volunteers of Waterville
- $500 to Kennebec Valley Humane Society
- $500 to Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity
- A land donation to the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
Learn more about CMP’s investment in Maine’s communities through charitable support by visiting: https://poweronmaine.com/our-communities/
About CMP: Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. Established in 1899 and based in Augusta, Maine, CMP serves approximately 636,000 customers across 346 communities in central and southern Maine. It operates approximately 23,500 miles of distribution lines and 2,900 miles of transmission lines. Over the last decade, the company has invested approximately $3.5 billion in Maine system infrastructure. In 2019, CMP was named Large Business of the Year by the Kennebec Valley United Way. For more information, visit cmpco.com.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $36 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit avangrid.com.
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