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Community Involvement

Proud to support 150+ Nonprofit organizations each year!

Charitable Giving

How do you build a strong community, one that strives to give back to the people who live there and grow for generations to come? You support it.

Cape Ann Savings Bank is proud to be a financial supporter of over 150+ local organizations each year! We are "Your" Community Bank. Read below to see a list of organizations who we have gladly supported.  

  • Action, Inc. 
  • Addison Gilbert Citizens Fund
  • Addison Gilbert Hospital
  • Alzheimer's Association (Bluefin Blowout)
  • American Legion Post No 3
  • American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts
  • Annisquam Village Players
  • Backyard Growers
  • Bishop Fenwick
  • BlackBiz Development
  • BNI Lighthouse Chapter
  • Boston Bruin's Foundation (Heroes Cup Tournament)
  • Cape Ann Animal Aid
  • Cape Ann Art Haven
  • Cape Ann Artisans
  • Cape Ann Community Band
  • Cape Ann Community Foundation
  • Cape Ann Emergency Relief Fund
  • Cape Ann Farmers Market
  • Cape Ann Figure Skating Club
  • Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund
  • Cape Ann Lacrosse 
  • Cape Ann Museum
  • Cape Ann Plein Air
  • Cape Ann Rowing Club
  • Cape Ann Special Needs Assistance Program
  • Cape Ann Symphony 
  • Cape Ann Time Bank 
  • Cape Ann Trail Stewards
  • Cape Ann Vernal Pond
  • Cape Ann Youth Hockey
  • Care Dimensions
  • CCCBSD
  • Christmas Tree Committee
  • Day by Day Adult Care
  • Educational Foundation of Rockport
  • Essex County Community Foundation
  • Essex County Greenbelt Association
  • Essex Country Trail Association
  • Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum
  • Family Promise North Shore
  • First Congregational Church of Rockport
  • First R Foundation
  • Fishing Partnership Resiliency Fund
  • Friends of Rockport Athletics
  • Friends of Sawyer Free Library
  • Friends of Seacoast
  • Friends of the Essex Council on Aging
  • Friends of the Gloucester Council on Aging
  • Friends of the Manchester Council on Aging
  • Friends of the Manchester Library
  • Friends of the Gloucester Council on Aging
  • Friends of the Rockport Council on Aging
  • Friends of the Rockport Public Library
  • Friends of the T.O.H.P. Burnham Library
  • Generous Gardeners
  • Girdler House Home for Senior Women
  • Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA
  • Gloucester Adventure 
  • Gloucester Boxing Club
  • Gloucester Boys Basketball
  • Gloucester Community Impact Unit
  • Gloucester Education Foundation
  • Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association
  • Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association
  • Gloucester Fishtown Horribles Parade
  • Gloucester Girls Basketball
  • Gloucester Healthcare
  • Gloucester High School Athletics
  • Gloucester High School DECA
  • Gloucester High School Football Boosters
  • Gloucester High School JROTC
  • Gloucester High School Sail
  • Gloucester High School Softball Boosters
  • Gloucester High School Theater Boosters
  • Gloucester High School Track Boosters
  • Gloucester Knights of Columbus, Council 215
  • Gloucester Little League
  • Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library
  • Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI)
  • Gloucester Meeting House Foundation 
  • Gloucester Rotary Club 
  • Gloucester Stage Company
  • Gloucester Writers Center
  • Gloucester WWI Memorial Fund
  • Good Friday Walk
  • Grateful Friends
  • Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
  • Hammond Castle Museum
  • Harbor Loop Concert Series
  • Harborlight Homes
  • Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC)
  • Kent Circle Christmas Tree
  • Lanes Coven Theatre
  • Lanesville Community Center
  • LEAP for Education
  • Lifebridge North Shore (Grace Center)
  • Magnolia Library & Community Center
  • Manchester 375th
  • Manchester American Legion Post 113
  • Manchester-by-the-Sea Parks & Recreation
  • Manchester Club
  • Manchester Community Center
  • Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust
  • Manchester-Essex Education Fund
  • Manchester-Essex Little League
  • Manchester-Essex Rotary
  • Manchester-Essex Softball Association
  • Manchester Historical Museum
  • Manchester Mariners Baseball
  • Manship Artists in Residence
  • Maritime Gloucester 
  • Massachusetts Audubon
  • Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation 
  • Mayor's Halloween Party - City of Gloucester
  • Middle Street Walk
  • NAMI of Massachusetts
  • NeedyMeds
  • Northeast ARC
  • Northeast Hospital Association
  • North Shore Arts Association 
  • North Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • North Shore Community Development Coalition 
  • North Shore Health Project
  • North Shore Music Theater
  • Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras
  • North Shore United Way
  • Operation Troop Support 
  • Pathways for Children
  • Project Adventure
  • Ravenswood Trail Race
  • Rockport Art Association & Museum
  • Rockport Christmas Pageant Fund
  • Rockport Elementary School (Motif #1Day Race)
  • Rockport Exchange
  • Rockport Firemen's Association
  • Rockport Garden Club
  • Rockport High School
  • Rockport High School DECA
  • Rockport Illumination Fund
  • Rockport Music
  • Rockport New Year's Eve
  • Rockport Police Association
  • Rockport Youth Soccer
  • Rocky Neck Art Colony & Cultural Center
  • Rotary Club of Rockport
  • Santa Parade (Gloucester)
  • Sargent Murray Gilman Hough House
  • SeARTS
  • Seaside Sustainability
  • SeniorCare Inc.
  • Spaulding Education Fund
  • Special Needs Dances
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
  • Supportive Living
  • Thacher Island Association
  • The Caleb Group
  • The Essex Merchants Group
  • The Hooper Fund
  • The Mother of Grace Club
  • The Open Door
  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Women's Fund of Essex County
  • Three Sisters Garden Project
  • Together Gloucester
  • Town Green 2025
  • Trustees of Reservations
  • VNA Care Network / VNA Hospice Care
  • Wellspring House
  • Women's Fund of Essex County
  • Young Legends Street Hockey

For Cape Ann area organization contribution or sponsorship requests, please contact Jennifer Orlando, VP, Marketing at 978-283-0246.

Please include a detailed request letter and any supporting materials to be viewed for consideration by the Bank. 

Receipt of a request letter and supporting materials is not a guarantee of funding or sponsorship. All contribution and sponsorship requests are reviewed for acceptance by the Bank's Board of Investment.

Big Check Photos!

Sawyer Free Library Contribution:

Cape Ann Savings Bank is thrilled to join a collective effort to raise funds for the renovation and expansion of our beloved library. 

 Sawyer Free Small

Caption from the Gloucester Daily Times: Flanking Cape Ann Savings Bank’s $250,000 donation check to the Sawyer Free 2025 campaign, lifelong library users Isabella and David Robertson proudly present the bank’s contribution to the renovation and expansion of Cape Ann’s oldest public library. Behind them are, from left, Library Director Jenny Benedict, Sawyer Free 2025 Campaign Manager Sarah Oaks, Library Board of Trustees President Mern Sibley, Sawyer Free 2025 Campaign Chair Barry Weiner, Cape Ann Savings Bank President Marianne Smith, library patron Gina Goulart-Robertson, Vice Chair of the Sawyer Library Foundation Campaign Steering Committee Frederica Doeringer, Cape Ann Savings Bank Senior Vice President John Brennan, and library patron Lenore Maniaci holding Helena-Rose Maniaci. Kirk R. Williamson/Photo

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Gloucester 400th Contribution:

Cape Ann Savings Bank is pleased to announce that a contribution has been made in the amount of $100,000.00 for the Gloucester 400th funding. In addition, the Bank is donating our retail space at the corner of Main St. and Hancock St. for the Gloucester 400th Committee to use as their headquarters and public gathering place for the 400th anniversary. Our community is important to us and we look forward to celebrating this amazing anniversary milestone and to hear more as plans unfold for the 2023 year long celebration.
Below, Cape Ann Savings Bank Executive Vice President, Mike Luster and President, Marianne Smith pose for a photo opportunity with Gloucester 400th's Executive Director, Laura M. Alberghini Ventimiglia and Gloucester 400th Tri-Chairs Ruth Pino and Bob Gillis. 

Gloucester 400

 Straitsmouth Island Walkway Project:

Below: Bank President Marianne Smith and Bank Trustee, Bob Gillis are pictured with Randy Saville, Bill Whiting and Paul St. Germain from the Thacher Island Association. Cape Ann Savings Bank contributed $10,000.00 toward the Straitsmouth Island walkway project.
Thacher Check

The walkway project is underway and coming along during the summer of 2021. Below is a view of the Straitsmouth Lighthouse and the Lightkeepers house. Visit Thacherisland.org for more information about the association, Thacher Island and Straitsmouth Island. 

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City of Gloucester Community Impact Unit:

Cape Ann Savings Bank is proud to support the City of Gloucester's Community Impact Unit. Below, Bob Gillis, Marianne Smith and Mike Luster pose with Officer Sutera and Ace the Resource Dog. Ace visits children in need in the community. The Bank contributed $1,000.00 toward the purchase of Ace story book and stuffed animal kits that are handed out to the children who Ace visits.

The Community Impact Unit had an amazing opportunity presented to them in 2021. CATA generously donated one of their buses to the Unit and Cape Ann Savings Bank and Bank Gloucester came together, each contributing $8,600.00 to have the bus branded and outfitted with a generator and essential supplies. The bus is stocked with supplies to help the homeless including blankets and tents, as well as toys and ice cream for when the Community Impact Unit visits local children in their neighborhoods. In addition the Community Impact Unit can distribute Narcan to those in need. 

AceImpact Bus side  

 

Impact Bus back

 

 

Employee Volunteerism

At Cape Ann Savings Bank, we love our community! You may find us preparing and serving a meal at the Open Door, reading to elementary school children, coaching a team, or working on a committee. Our employees and trustees are proud of their commitment and in turn, we are very proud of them.

Where can you see us?

  • Action, Inc. Board
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, Planning Volunteer
  •  BNI Member Engagement Chair
  • Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Directors & Committees
  • Cape Ann YMCA Board
  • City of Gloucester Affordable Housing Trust Vice Chair/Treasurer
  • Day by Day Adult Day Care Director
  • Empty Bowl Event Volunteers
  • First R Reading Program Volunteer Readers
  • Fishing Community Preservation Fund
  • Friend of Rockport Athletics Board
  • Gloucester City Hall Restoration Commission
  • Gloucester Civic Garden Club
  • Gloucester Education Foundation Board
  • Gloucester International Dory Racing Committee
  • Gloucester Little League Directors
  • Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library Board President & Corporator
  • Gloucester Pride Stride Committee
  • Gloucester Rotary Club Members

  • Harbor Advisory Committee

  • Harborlight Community Partners Board

  • Healthy Gloucester Collaborative

  • Manchester Elder Brethren

  • Manchester Essex Education Fund Board

  • Manchester Essex Gridiron Club, Inc.

  • Manchester Summer Stage Board

  • Manchester-by-the-Sea Rotary Club Member
  • Next Generation Cape Ann Member
  • North Shore YMCA Board
  • Open Door Food Pantry Volunteers
  • Rockport Music Council
  • Rockport Rotary Club Treasurer & Members
  • Rockport Christmas Tree Committee
  • Sandy Bay Historical Society President
  • Rose Baker Senior Center
  • Shalin Liu Rockport Music Council
  • Town of Rockport Library Trustee
  • US Marine Corp Heritage Foundation
  • Wellspring House Clean Up Day Volunteer
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