Berlin City and the Keep Driving Foundation Donate $40,400 to Local Schools and Community Partners

January 30th, 2023 by



Berlin City Auto Group is proud to announce the latest recipients of their education and community-based grant program. Formerly known as the Drive for Education program, the newly established Keep Driving Foundation is a non-profit organization that will allow Berlin City to do even more to give back and support the local community. The $40,400 awarded this month will bring the total amount donated to local schools since the program’s inception in 2011 to $800,917.

Last week Berlin City hosted events in Portland, Maine and Gorham to present grant recipients with their checks. “We were thrilled to host students, teachers and community representatives in our dealerships to present these grants,” said Yegor Malinovskii, Berlin City Market President.   

“It has been 3 years since we’ve been able to do this in person. Seeing all those smiling faces and knowing we had a part in making that happen is truly a highlight of the year for everyone at Berlin City. We are grateful to be part of a company that believes in giving back and making a difference in the communities we serve.”  


Below is a complete list of the 23 local schools and community organizations selected to receive grants. The funds provided will support educational field trips, new books, emerging technology, art and science supplies and unique educational engagement programs.

MAINE -  $20,500

  • Whitefield Elementary 
  • Lyseth Elementary  
  • South Portland Food Cupboard  
  • HC Reiche Community School
  • Sanford Pride Elementary
  • Breath Day Treatment Program  
  • Gue E. Rowe Elementary 
  • Lyseth Elementary  
  • Cape Elizabeth Middle School  
  • Westbrook Middle School  
  • Morse High School  

NEW HAMPSHIRE -  $13,100 

  • Josiah Bartlett Elementary  
  • SAU 36 District  
  • Stewartstown Community School  
  • Groveton Hight School 

VERMONT -  $6,370 

  • Colchester Middle School  
  • Bellows Free Academy 
  • JJ Flynn School 
  • Neshobe Elementary  
  • The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative
  • Waits River Valley School
  • Newbury Elementary School  

To apply for a grant or learn more about the Keep Driving Foundation’s mission to drive change in the communities we serve, visit