CARRABASSETT VALLEY – The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust is accepting applications from local organizations for distribution of funds.

Organizations need to show eligibility of nonprofit status, need for private financial support and have an impact on the Sugarloaf region communities.

The 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 the 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 Corp. began contributing on a volunteer basis to the trust through a payroll deduction program.

The contributions were, and continue to be, matched by the corporation. The trust is donating approximately $14,000 into the community each year.

The trust must receive requests for the summer distribution of funds in writing by April 15 (this has been extended from 3/15). Mail them to Sarah Strunk, Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust, Sugarloaf/USA, 5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947-9799.

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