PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH—The Maine Community Foundation’s Downeast Innovation Fund has awarded $106,305 in grants to 15 nonprofits in Hancock and Washington counties.
Metals instructor Matthieu Cheminee demonstrates different designs and patterns, using shapes that were prepared on a digital file and “printed” or cut from wood in the Haystack Fab Lab. Photo courtesy Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
Launched in 2018, the Downeast Innovation Fund Grant program supports nonprofit organizations that provide programs to improve or increase entrepreneurship and innovation in business and the local economies of Hancock and Washington counties.
Recent grantees include:
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