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From the monthly archives: February, 2015

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Adding Up the Impact

Did you know that one in seven Maine workers is employed by a nonprofit? According to the Maine Association of Nonprofits’ new report Maine Nonprofits at Work: Adding Up the Impact, more than 84,000 Mainers work in health centers, parks, theaters, social justice organizations, museums, and other community resources developed and supported by Maine’s nonprofit sector.

The report highlights the vital work of a number of Maine nonprofits, including Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Wayfinder Schools, Penobscot East Resource Center, Stepping Stones USA, Oasis Health Network, and Maine Quality Counts. According to a Maine News Service story, one of the nonprofits featured in the report, Heart of Biddeford, has helped attract 57 new businesses to its community.

The Maine Community Foundation is a sponsor of the report, along with the Unity Foundation and the Maine Health Access Fund.Infographics courtesy MANP

Scholarship Season - It's Time to Apply

With more than 500 scholarships, the Maine Community Foundation offers financial aid to students across the state pursuing a wide range of educational opportunities.The “scholarship season” at MaineCF is under way—it’s time to apply.

Scholarship Manager Cherie Galyean offers some tips for students looking for scholarships in this online article written by a former Gannett Journalism Scholarship recipient. The Finance Authority of Maine, or FAME, is offering in-person college financial aid sessions through the month of February.

The winter edition of Maine Ties, MaineCF’s newsletter, is focused on education. Highlights include a “call to education” by MaineCF President and CEO Meredith Jones, and a special feature on the Worthington Scholarship Fund, which benefits students at Oceanside High School East in Rockland.

Caption: Students at Oceanside High School East.

Photo Jim Dugan