What do building affordable tiny homes, quilting in rural Alabama, and sculpting stone have in common?

They’re all projects that received funding this year from the Maine Community Foundation. The foundation’s Community Building Grant Program recently awarded more than $800,000 in grants to 153 organizations across Maine.

The community foundation’s flagship grant program is designed to support activities that strengthen and build communities. It’s one of only a few Maine-based grant programs that serve the entire state and cover a broad array of interest areas, from animal welfare to youth development.

Grant applications are reviewed by county and regional committees that are composed of local leaders with local knowledge and a commitment to philanthropy. Grants range in size from $500 to $10,000.

The next deadline for submitting applications to the Community Building Grant Program is February 15, 2015. For more information about the program, contact Lelia DeAndrade, director of grantmaking services, at (207) 761-2440.