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Banking for the Community 2018 Nominees

Action, Inc.
Action's Mission is to improve the quality of life for low-income residents of Cape Ann. They provide the following services: Advocacy and Housing; Compass Youth Program; Elder Home Care; Energy affordability programs; Emergency Homeless Shelter; and Employment, Training and Education programs. Click here to go to Action's website

Art Haven
Cape Ann Art Haven is a community space where artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to develop creativity and confidence through hands-on learning and collaboration.. Click here to go to Arthaven website.

Backyard Growers
Backyard Growers is a grassroots organization helping to reshape Gloucester’s relationship with food. We provide support and resources to establish vegetable gardens at homes, housing communities, organizations, and schools. In the end, we create life-long gardeners inspired by the power of growing one’s own food. . Click here to go to BackyardGrowers website.

Cape Ann Animal Aid
Cape Ann Animal Aid is a non-profit, no kill organization dedicated to facilitating appropriate placement of adoptable animals and enhancing the lives of all companion animals by promoting respect through education, outreach and well-being. Click here to go to Cape Ann Animal Aid's website

Cape Ann Museum
The Mission of the Cape Ann Museum is to foster an appreciation of the quality and diversity of life on Cape Ann, past and present; to further the knowledge and enjoyment of Cape Ann history and art; to collect and preserve significant information and artifacts; and to encourage community involvement with its programs and holdings. In all its activities, the Museum emphasizes the highest standards of quality and seeks to engage the broadest possible audience. www.capeannmuseum.org Click here to go to the Cape Ann Museum website

Cape Ann YMCA
The Cape Ann YMCA is committed to meeting the needs of the people of Gloucester and Rockport and provides opportunities and programs that foster social growth and healthy development of spirit, mind and body. Click here to go to their website.

Care Dimensions
Dedicated to helping those affected by life-limiting illness to live each day as fully and comfortably as possible. Care Dimensions meets the needs of the whole person by integrating physical, emotional, social and spiritual support. Click here to go to their website.

Educational Foundation for Rockport (the)
The primary mission of the Foundation is to manage funds in support of all fields of study in the Rockport schools, including science, technology, arts and the humanities. Donations support innovative, pilot projects that the school has deemed important to supplement the current curriculum and the Foundation’s general endowment for future endeavors. Click here to go to their website.

Essex Senior Center / Council on Aging
An independent corporation whose purpose is to raise money for programs for all Essex seniors by way of membership dues and fund raising.

Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library
The Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, small and suburban, seeks to be an integral part of its community by providing residents and other users with a balanced range of resources and activities, meeting educational, cultural, and recreational needs. The library serves as the center for lifetime learning and enjoyment. A knowledgeable library staff provides high-quality reader’s guidance and research and assistance using local resources as well as inter-library materials and services. The friendly environment of the facility promotes maximum resource utilization. Friends of Manchester Public Library - website

Gloucester Education Foundation
Since 2005, this non-profit organization has sponsored new and innovative programs as well as provided support for programs that had been eliminated or significantly curtailed due to cutbacks. Click here to go to their website

Grace Center
Restoring Community through Service and Giving. Gloucester is a community built on helping our neighbors and supporting one another. The Grace Center currently provides: daily breakfast and lunch, transportation, nursing services, life skills/job readiness, health screenings/testing, advocacy and referrals, yoga, and SBIRT assessments to those in need. Click here to go to the Grace Center website

North Shore Health Project
Promoting wellness in people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C by providing advocacy, case management, and holistic and support services in a person-centered, inclusive setting. Click here to go to the Health Project website

Ocean Alliance
Ocean Alliance strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education. We work with our scientific partners to collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policy makers, and the general public on wise stewardship of the oceans to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, and promote ocean and human health. Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Organization, and was founded in 1971. Click here to go to the Ocean Alliance website

Open Door (the)
The Open Door's mission is to alleviate hunger in the communities of Cape Ann. They provide free meals and food, advocacy, job skills training and job placement. Click here to go to the Open Door's website

Rose Baker Senior Center
A Senior Citizen’s Center that provides services of nutrition, health, recreation, transportation, information, and referral programs to the elderly of Gloucester. Rose Baker Senior Center gives great care and opportunities to the senior citizens of Cape Ann. Click here to go to Gloucester COA website

SeniorCare Inc. serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over. We provide services to adults with disabilities and elders in nine communities. Established in 1972, SeniorCare has approximately 100 employees and nearly 400 volunteers. The volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization which provides and coordinates services to elders and others. This allows them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community. Click here to go to Senior Care website

Wellspring will provide help to over 1,600 people this year. Their basic needs assistance will help people facing homelessness through: Emergency shelter for families; Housing Search assistance for families living in motels; Emergency homeless prevention funding and guidance; Assist families who have recently experienced homelessness and moved into permanent housing connect with community resources to keep moving forward; Their Holiday Store and Back to School backpack programs; Permanent homes for 11 low-income people at our lodging house; Advocacy for affordable housing and issues related to homelessness. Click here to go to wellspring website