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. Additionally proceeds from the annual Sugarloaf Marathon are contributed to the trust. The trust currently donates more than $25,000 into the community each year.
During the spring of 2012 donations were made to the following organizations:
United Way of the Tri-Valley Area
Western Maine Center for Children
Dead River Area Historical Society
The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust must receive requests for the spring distribution of funds in writing by Sept. 30, 2012. Mail to: Cheryl Fullerton, Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust, Sugarloaf, 5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947-9799.