The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) has a long history of aiding the needs of local non-profits, whether it be providing rent-free office space, teaching financial lessons, volunteering countless hours or making monetary donations.

“SNBT truly believes in not only developing lifelong banking relationships, but also in doing as much good as we can in the communities we serve,” said Daniel J. Peterson, SNBT president and CEO.

SNBT made monetary donations to non-profits in Marinette, Menominee and Oconto counties. The number of year-end donation recipients totaled 46 organizations, and 2019 contributions amounted to over $157,500.

M&M Area Community Foundation explained that its SNBT contribution will help grow their initiative: The Future Fund. This long-term savings account will automatically be granted to every student throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties when they enroll in kindergarten. It is intended to help with post-high school education or training costs. The Future Fund is completely free to students, and each account begins with a $50 deposit from the M&M Area Community Foundation.

Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. is making the donation from SNBT part of its building fund to add third-floor community space. The space will allow for support groups, yoga, children’s art therapy, wellness projects and agency meetings, in addition to extra sheltering space for families in the event that the shelter reaches capacity.

Marinette County Elderly Services will grow its Meals on Wheels Program, which annually delivers 34,000 meals to homebound elderly residents. This program offers more than just a meal, it also provides nutritional education, nutritional risk screening, daily checks, and socialization. In Marinette County, one in five Meals on Wheels participants said there would be days they would not get enough to eat without their home-delivered meal.

Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association has used the contribution to rebuild their maze in the Children’s Learning Garden. The maze was reengineered and planted with food that children can pick and eat. The donation will help fund the completion of a major revision of the paths in the garden.

The DAR Boys & Girls Club is putting the funds donated by SNBT toward its After-School Program. This program provides fun and educational activities for students, as well as helpomh with school supplies and scholarships for families.

For more information on any of these groups and their missions in the community, contact the organization. To learn more about the projects that SNBT supports, visit www.snbt.com/mybankforgood.