Lincoln County Fund

The purpose of the Lincoln County Fund fund is to support organizations and projects that serve Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Committee reviews grant applications received through the Community Building grant program that serve Lincoln County. They make recommendations to fund those applications that meet the grant program criteria and that have the greatest potential for positive impact on the quality of life in Lincoln County.

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 Fund was formed in 2014 to provide charitable resources to serve the region. Grants to Lincoln County nonprofits are being awarded by a Southern Midcoast Committee through the Community Building Grants 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


Southern Midcoast Committee

Cheryl Rust, Chair, Wiscasset

Ann Marie Bartoo, Vice Chair, Phippsburg

Marty Gleason, Boothbay Harbor

Bob Ives, Pemaquid

John Marsh, Bath

John Morris, Waldoboro

Marianne Pinkham, Nobleboro

Barbara Reinertson, Bath

Mary Kate Reny, Bremen