Community Foundation Grants at Work

From the monthly archives: March, 2014

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Raise the Roof

Fifty volunteers choreographed by two talented carpenters raised the Roberts Farm Preserve warming hut timber frame in two hours. The hut serves at least 50 kids every weekday and families on weekends when they're skiing or snowshoeing. The Western Foothills Land Trust, which manages the 165-acre preserve, is in the final months of fundraising to meet the Ram Island Conservation Fund’s $25,000 endowment challenge grant administered by the community foundation. 

Photo Brenda Melhus, courtesy WFLT

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A Slam Dunk for Scholarships

With more than 400 scholarships available to Maine students and a desire to make sure everyone knows about them, MaineCF is helping to underwrite MPBN’s broadcast of the 2014 Maine high school basketball tournament. If you are looking to establish a scholarship fund, create your own named fund, or invest in Maine by partnering with the community foundation, we’re ready to help.

Photo: Bangor High School 2013 graduation in the Cross Insurance Center by Gabor Degre/Bangor Daily News.

Heat or Eat

As WABI-TV reporter Terry Stackhouse notes in this clip, at this time of year the choice for Maine families is often “heat or eat.”

For the third year running, the Maine Community Foundation is a partner in the Hancock County Food Drive. More than 130 churches, businesses, organizations, and schools are collecting food, some using inventive ways to spur donations.

In addition to $10,000 donations from MaineCF and the United Way of Eastern Maine, the foundation’s Broad Reach Fund is contributing $5,000 earmarked for pantries to purchase personal hygiene products.

Food pantries all over Maine are looking for support. Good Shepherd Food-Bank is a clearinghouse for many pantries across the state.

Starbird's Scholarship

Last year, Pearl Starbird sent 13 kids to college to pursue their passion in art and music—a fitting legacy for an accomplished artist, musician, and teacher. During her life, Starbird (1909-2011) taught art in Boston, but she always considered her family’s camp in Waterford, Maine, to be her home. The Starbird scholarship at the community foundation encourages students to pursue an education in classical music and art. You, too, can create a legacy through the Maine Community Foundation. Visit the “For Donors” section of our website or contact the Maine Community Foundation at 1-877-700-6800.