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Banking for the Community 2020 Nominees

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

Essex Shipbuilding Museum (the)
The Mission of the Essex Historical Society Shipbuilding Museum is to provide a center for education, preservation, and study of traditional Essex shipbuilding and the community that supported it. We value the skills, creativity, learning abilities, and connectedness to their environment of the Essex shipbuilders, and we believe that building a clear understanding and appreciation of their unique craftsmanship serves as a valuable model for us today.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Friends of the Manchester Council on Aging, Inc.
By keeping our elders as integral members of the community and supporting them through community services, resources and intergenerational activities, we endeavor to improve their well-being and enjoyment of life.
Friends of Manchester Council on Aging

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.

Gloucester Stage Company
The Gloucester Stage Company’s mission is to present professional productions of intellectually stimulating and socially relevant theater, provide a nurturing work environment in an inspirational setting for artists of exceptional talent, enrich the greater theater landscape by introducing audiences to new work, and contribute to the cultural and educational development of Cape Ann.
Click here to go to the Gloucester Stage Company

North Shore Health Project
Founded in 1988, the North Shore Health Project has been supporting the health and well being of people living on the North Shore for almost three decades. Originally formed by friends, loved ones, and those impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, over the years NSHP has grown to include client advocacy, case management, needle exchange, community education, overdose prevention, testing for HIV, STI, and Hepatitis C, and LGBTQ services.
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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.
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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 the Gloucester Council on Aging website

Schooner Adventure (The)
The mission of The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. is to:
  • Restore and preserve the Schooner Adventure for the enrichment of future generations and their love of the sea
  • Enable the Schooner Adventure to serve as a community resource for educational programming focusing on maritime, cultural, and environmental issues
  • Operate the Schooner Adventure at sea as a living symbol of America’s maritime heritage”
Click here to go to the Schooner Adventure website

The mission of SeniorCare, Inc. is to provide and coordinate services to elders, enabling them to live independently at home and remain part of their community. They serve residents of Gloucester, Essex, Beverly, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-sea, Rockport and Topsfield.
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Wellspring provides help to over 1,600 people a 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