BankGloucester Awards $30K to Local Organizations in 15th Annual
‘Banking for the Community’ Program

GLOUCESTER, MA, October 14, 2022 – The results are in for BankGloucester’s 15th annual Banking for the Community program. A special thanks to the public for their participation and voting, making this year’s program one of the most successful yet, with close to 7,000 votes cast. A total of 29 local organizations received votes this year, and the top 19 were awarded a total of $30,000!

Every September we hold our Banking for the Community event to show our appreciation for and to give back to the communities we serve. Votes are cast by members of the community throughout the month, and awards are distributed based on popular vote at a reception in October.

“BankGloucester is fortunate to be part of a such an amazing community, and we feel it’s important to be active and involved within it. Our Banking for the Community program is one of the many ways we do this, and we are excited to be celebrating the 15th year of this event.”

Patrick Thorpe, President & CEO, BankGloucester

Votes were cast through the bank’s website or via paper ballot at the Gloucester, Essex and Ipswich branch locations. This year there were 18 organizations featured on the ballot and as always, write-ins were welcomed. Two write-in organizations were among the winners this year.

And the winners are…

The winner of our $5,000 first place prize was Cape Ann Animal Aid!

The Open Door received the second most votes receiving a $4,000 award, followed by Generous Gardeners who will be receiving $3,000. Both Ipswich Animal Shelter and Backyard Growers received $2,000 each for 4th and 5th place respectively.

The following organizations received $1,000 each: Seaside Sustainability, the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, SeniorCare, Cape Ann Veterans, Beverly Bootstraps, the Rose Baker Senior Center, Care Dimensions, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, NAMI, Chorus North Shore, the Gloucester Education Foundation, Essex Senior Center, Ipswich Caring and our two write-in winners, Chorus North Shore & Together Gloucester Inc.

Learn more about “Banking for the Community”, and how you can get involved HERE

Event Photos

Thank you to all who participated in our event this year, and we hope to see you all again next year!

For additional information please contact:

Derek Clements, Marketing Manager at BankGloucester – 978-675-9903 or

BankGloucester, a $350 million state-chartered mutual bank has been serving the North Shore since 1887. BankGloucester is headquartered at 160 Main Street in Gloucester and has branches at 15 Martin Street in Essex and 143 High Street in Ipswich. They are a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Depositors of Insurance Fund (DIF). At BankGloucester, all deposits are insured in full.