Community Investments

Service comes in many forms, and that includes community service and charitable giving to hundreds of organizations in the communities we serve. Over the past year, Biddeford Savings and Mechanics Savings collectively contributed over $250,000 in donations and sponsorships. This charitable giving includes over $20,000 in scholarships to local-area high school students pursuing higher education. In addition to our corporate gifts, our employees contributed over $30,000 of their hard-earned money to our local United Way organizations each year.

Of the many ways we give back to our communities, our employees’ volunteerism is one of the most important and most meaningful. Our team members donate thousands of hours of their time each year, offering ongoing support to over 250 organizations in Central and Southern Maine. From time spent in the classroom to teaching financial literacy programs, our employees also serve as community leaders of non-profit boards and committees, and volunteer their time at organizations they are personally passionate about.

At Biddeford Savings and Mechanics Savings, we believe that when we support our communities, we can create a ripple effect that will have a profound impact on generations to come.
 All requests for financial support must be submitted in writing to:
Mechanics Savings, A Division of Maine Community Bank 
Attention: Contributions Committee
PO Box 400
Auburn, ME 04212-0400.
Please allow ninety days for processing, as we receive numerous requests each month. Thank you.
 
Banking on the Future Scholarship Program 

Mechanics Savings is pleased to continue its long-standing commitment to provide Banking on the Future scholarships to seniors graduating from the following high schools:
  • Edward Little
  • Lewiston
  • Saint Dominic
  • Leavitt
  • Lisbon
  • Oak Hill
  • Poland
  • Gray/New Gloucester
  • Brunswick
  • Mt. Ararat
  • Windham
Scholarship recipients are chosen by the guidance department at their high school and selected based on their accomplishments in and out of the classroom and their service to others. Students must demonstrate: good moral character, service to school, community and/or family or involvement in extracurricular activities; and academic success.

The selection process begins January 1 and typically ends mid April. Deadlines vary by high school. Please visit your high school guidance department to learn more about your high school's scholarship application process and deadline.