Grants to Green Maine

Launched last year, the Maine Community Foundation’s Grants to Green program is actively helping nonprofits across the state improve energy conservation. In addition to providing matching assessment grants for energy audits, the program awards matching implementation grants for energy efficiency renovations to historic downtown buildings.

Grants to Green awarded its first two implementation grants to the Island Institute and Unity College. These grants will help the organizations spend less on energy costs and free up revenue for programming.

A new report from the Maine Development Foundation, Energy in Maine, underscores how continuing improvements in efficiency and further diversification can give Maine people and businesses more options and greater flexibility to adjust to changing energy markets. The report is available online at

For eligibility information and the grant application schedule for Grants to Green, visit the Maine Development Foundation’s website. The next deadline for assessment grants is June 12; the deadline for implementation grants is September 11.

Photo: The Island Institute in Rockland

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Upcoming Deadlines

April 1: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 1 for $3,000 Fast Track Grants from the Perloff Family Foundation.

April 30 : John & Ellen Emery Science Grants encourage all AOS #91 teachers to promote the study of science in their classrooms.


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What's New

Real Time blog: While promoting philanthropy, MaineCF’s intrepid delegate makes some Maine scholarship connections. Read Ms.Young Goes to Washington, March 24, 2015.

Special education issue: Maine Ties, the foundation's newsletter, explores the broad spectrum of scholarships available for students of all ages.

Aid for families: MaineCF, Bangor Savings Bank, and the John T. Gorman Foundation have donated $75,000 for food and heat assistance to families affected by mill closures.

Help your neighbors: MaineCF and United Way of Eastern Maine will donate $1 for every food item donated to the Fourth Annual Hancock County Food Drive, up to $10,000.   



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