PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH—Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that strengthen communities are encouraged to apply to the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.
Left to right: Maine Youth Court Program Manager Abi Maycock and two former youth board members, Adelaide Lyall and Colby Santana, at a social justice street fair in Portland. Photo courtesy Maine Youth Court
A volunteer committee of Cumberland County residents and community leaders reviews proposals and makes recommendations for funding. The deadline for applying is February 15, 2020. Application, guidelines, and a list of 2019 grants are available at www.mainecf.org.
In 2019, the Cumberland County Committee awarded $65,600 in grants to 10 nonprofits, including:
Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise, and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org
Carl Little, Communications Manager