Lincoln County Fund

Total applications received in last grant cycle: 14 applications for a total of $92,388
Grant dollars awarded: $24,980
Average award: $3,569
Percentage of applicants that received grants: 50%
Number of grants awarded: 7
Application deadline: February 15

Recent grants from the Lincoln County Fund

Ways the community foundation is serving the region


Over the years, many philanthropic individuals in Lincoln County have turned to the community foundation as a resource through which they can support projects and programs locally, regionally, and statewide. Currently, more than $11.9 million is designated for Lincoln County through donor-advised funds, nonprofit endowments, scholarships, and designated and field-of-interest funds. To date, the Maine Community Foundation has distributed more than $5.3 million in grants and scholarships throughout Lincoln County.

A new Lincoln County Committee was formed in 2014 to assist in the fund’s grantmaking and to help build charitable resources to serve the region. Grants to Lincoln County nonprofits were awarded in 2016 through the Community Building Program.

Recent Maine Community Foundation grants in Lincoln County, awarded mostly through donor-advised funds, include:

•    Boothbay Region YMCA, Boothbay Harbor, for annual support
•    Healthy Kids, A Family Resource Network, Damariscotta, to help reach more children and families to improve their health
•    Boothbay Memorial Library Association, Boothbay Harbor, for annual support
•    Lincoln County Dental, Damariscotta, to improve dental services
•    The Opera House, Boothbay Harbor, for annual support
•    Habitat for Humanity Inc. 7 Rivers Maine Inc., Bath, for a proposed Lincoln County Weatherization, Repair and Renovation Collaborative to assist low-income homeowners.
•    Midcoast Printmakers, Damariscotta, to teach printmaking skills to three diverse community groups and low-income residents
•    Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, to support the Heirloom Seed Project, which will expand the Teen Agricultural Crew and summer programming

Scholarship support was given to students at the following schools:

•    Lincoln Academy
•    Medomak Valley High School

The community foundation manages more than $4.6 million in charitable long-term funds on behalf of other nonprofit organizations throughout Lincoln County, including:

•    Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
•    Friends of Colonial Pemaquid
•    Salt Bay Chamberfest
•    Damariscotta River Association
•    Boothbay Region Humane Society
•    Rutherford Library of South Bristol
•    Miles Memorial Hospital

To make a donation or for more information about the Lincoln County Fund

Please contact Senior Program Officer Maggie Drummond-Bahl at (207) 412-0839 or


Lincoln County Committee

John Morris, Chair, Waldoboro

Cheryl Rust, Vice Chair, Wiscasset

Marty Gleason, Boothbay Harbor

Bob Ives, Pemaquid

Marianne Pinkham, Nobleboro

Mary Kate Reny, Bremen