If you need additional information or assistance, please contact Amy Pollien, Grants Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at (207) 412-2012.
For more information, please visit the links below or access MaineCF's grants calendar from the adjacent Grant Deadlines tab.
The Community Building Grant Program supports projects that help to build and strengthen Maine communities. All grant decisions are made by local volunteers with strong connections to, and knowledge about, Maine communities.
The Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund supports organizations and programs that address population
control for cats and dogs.
The Belvedere Historic Preservation Grant Program supports the preservation or restoration of historic buildings in rural Maine communities.
The Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund supports early childhood and youth leadership programs in Greater Portland.
The Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund is a donor-advised fund of the
Maine Community Foundation that supports nonprofit organizations and
projects that serve disadvantaged, underserved and/or vulnerable
John & Ellen Emery Science Grants encourage AOS #91 teachers to promote the study of science in their classrooms. These grants should increase opportunities for students to understand science and its relevance to their daily lives and, perhaps, inspire some of them to pursue careers in science and related fields.
The Equity Fund supports organizations that serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community of Maine.
The Fund for Maine Land Conservation seeks to support projects that advance land conservation.
The Hospice Fund awards grants to programs that support end-of-life volunteer and bereavement services in Cumberland and York counties.
The Maine Charity Foundation Fund in 2016 will focus its funding on programs for children (from birth to 18 years of age) and older adults (age 60 and older). The fund will give special priority to programs that support those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged because they live in poverty and/or lack access to critical resources such as education, housing, food, and transportation.
The Maine Expansion Arts Fund supports indigenous, ethnic, or rural arts programs or projects.
The Maine Steeples Fund supports the preservation of church steeples of historic, cultural, and community significance.
The Maine Theater Fund supports professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater.
The Leonard and Renee Minsky Fund for Arts Education supports artists in residence to work with teachers to bring arts into the classrooms of grades three through five in the public schools of Penobscot and Washington counties.
The Peaks Island Fund supports the work of local nonprofits that bring residents together to improve life on Peaks.
The People of Color Fund provides grants for organizations that serve communities of color across Maine.
The PF Fund for the Baldwin Area funds projects that focus on efforts to bring residents together and improve life in the community.
The Rines Thompson Fund supports organizations in Greater Portland working in the areas of environment and conservation, early childhood and youth programming, and arts and culture.
The Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust provides grants to libraries serving communities in northern and eastern Maine with populations of less than 10,000.
The Savoy/Simpson Search and Rescue Fund benefits nonprofit search and rescue organizations in Maine and elsewhere.
The Welch Charitable Fund supports organizations in the greater Portland area with preference given to nonprofits working with youth, education, health care, alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation, and/or arts and culture.
The foundation holds a number of funds from donors who recommend grants for projects that interest them. All proposals submitted through our regular grant cycles are reviewed by staff and may be referred to one or more donors through this process. The Maine Community Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for grants from donor-advised funds. Please speak to a member of the grantmaking staff for more information.
Several community foundation funds make grants to individuals for professional development and special projects. Please visit the Grants for Individuals page for more information.
MaineCF has moved to a new platform for our online grantmaking. For more information visit our Online Application Information page
Applications MUST be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline, regardless of whether that day is on a weekend.
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