Camp CaPella campers enjoy an afternoon yoga class provided by Maine Yoga Adventures. Photo by camp staff, courtesy Camp CaPella

Donors and nonprofit partners established 60 new funds at the Maine Community Foundation in 2017, bringing the total under management to more than 1,800. We hope this small sampling conveys a sense of their commitment to Maine.

William Bingham II Scholarship for Adult Learners

To support students in Oxford, Franklin and Somerset counties returning to school at the post-secondary level, opened by the Betterment Fund in honor of a retiring trustee

Chummy Broomhall Maine Nordic Ski Fund

To benefit aspiring Nordic skiers from Maine who need financial support to pursue their dream of making it to the Olympics

Camp CaPella Fund

To provide long-term support for camp operations and year-round programs for children and adults with disabilities

Cumberland County Rural Library Fund

To benefit rural libraries in Cumberland County

Down East Hospice Volunteers Fund

To support the charitable or educational purposes of Down East Hospice Volunteers and its affiliated agencies

East Grand Lake Conservation Easement Fund

For stewardship of the East Grand Lake Conservation Easement

Hugh McKenna Lynch Memorial Fund

To benefit nonprofit organizations in Maine and elsewhere

Virginia and Robert Parsons Scholarship Fund

To provide four-year scholarship support for graduating students from York High School

Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund

To support Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors and the organization’s efforts to purchase heating fuel for those in emergency need. 

To find out how you can start a fund at the foundation, visit the “Donors & Fundholders” section at

- Carl Little