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Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust now accepting applications

CARRABASSETT VALLEY - The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust is accepting applications from local organizations for distribution of funds. Local organizations need to show eligibility of non-profit status, need for private financial support, and have an impact on the Sugarloaf region communities.

The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust is a private, nonprofit trust, dedicated to improving the quality of life for the communities that make up the Sugarloaf area. The trust provides financial assistance to organizations with nonprofit, tax-exempt status. The goal of this assistance is to encourage the growth in existing human service and cultural organizations and to develop new organizations that will involve and improve the Sugarloaf area.

The Trust was established in early 1984, when the employees of Sugarloaf Mountain Corporation began contributing on a volunteer basis to the Trust through a payroll deduction program. These contributions were, and continue to be, matched by Sugarloaf Mountain Corporation.

The Trust donated $53,133 to the following organizations in the past year:
*Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry
*Salem Economic Ministry Food Pantry
*Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry - 2020 Community Fund
*Western Maine Center for Children
*Carrabassett Valley Recreation Dept
*Lance Corporal Scott Paul Mem. Park
*Mt. Abram HS Special Education Department
*Kingfield Elementary School - 1st grade cooking class
*Rangeley Friends of the Arts
*Stratton School Garden Project
*Town of Eustis – AED Unit
*Webster Library
*Western Maine Play Museum
*Western Mountains Baptist Church (Bridging the Gap program)
*United Way of the Tri Valley Area
*United Way – LEAP Fund

For more information and the on-line application, please visit:https://www.sugarloaf.com/sugarloaf-charitable-trust The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust must receive requests for the fall distribution of funds by September 15, 2020. Please submit via the link above, or mail to: Sarah Strunk, Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust, Sugarloaf, 5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947.

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