Central Maine Power Donates More than $450,000 to Infrastructure and Facilities Projects at Maine Non-profits
Donations benefit organizations including the Travis Mills Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Kennebec Valley
AUGUSTA, ME — July 27, 2021 — Central Maine Power (CMP) is proud to invest in building — and rebuilding
community and nonprofit facilities that support local arts, veterans, STEM education and economic development. Over the past 12 months, CMP has invested over $450,000 to help local nonprofits invest in projects and upgrades to infrastructure and facilities. CMP makes these contributions with the company’s shareholder funds. In addition, the Avangrid Foundation is also active in Maine, having awarded $2.6 million in grants to Maine nonprofits since 2015.
“CMP has been a part of Maine’s history for more than a century,” said Scott Mahoney, CMP Interim President. “Investing in and giving back to the communities in which we live and work is woven into the fabric of who we are as a company.”
“Support from local businesses is the backbone of our organization,” said Travis Mills, Founder of the Travis Mills Foundation (TMF). “Companies like CMP help us push our organization forward.
Over the past year, donations were made to the following organizations:
- $150,000 to the TMF earmarked for lighting at its new Health and Wellness facility
- $75,000 for a new facility at the Boys & Girls Club of Kennebec Valley
- $50,000 to Maine Health for their Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders building campaign
- $25,000 for a learning yurt at The Ecology School in Saco
- $25,000 for facility improvements to the Johnson Hall Theater in Gardiner
- $25,000 for the lighting of a new boardwalk as part of the Moosehead Lake Regional Economic Development’s downtown revitalization
- $25,000 for the funding of an engineering study at the Colonial Theater in Augusta
- $20,000 for building enhancements at the 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth
- $15,000 for stage lighting and sound at Denmark Arts Center
- $15,000 for trail improvements at Harpswell Cliff Trail
- $10,000 for the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens “Gardens Aglow” exhibit in Boothbay
- $8,000 for infrastructure upgrades at the YWCA of Central Maine
- $5,000 to light a new basketball court at Atlantic Youth Sports in Gardiner
- $5,000 for refrigeration enhancements at the Hallowell Food Bank
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 www.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 www.avangrid.com.
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