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Washington County Fund

Total grant dollars requested last cycle: $274,862
Total grant dollars awarded last cycle: $93,966
Percentage of applicants awarded grants: 46%
Percentage of all applicants fully funded: 30%
Maximum grant award last cycle: $10,000
Average grant size last cycle: $5,527
Application deadline: February 15
Recent grants from the Washington County Fund

Launched in 1986 with gifts from three local banks, the Washington County Fund provides permanent support to nonprofits in the region. Overseen by an advisory committee of local community leaders who partner with the foundation to build charitable resources, the Washington County Fund has awarded almost 200 grants since 1987.

The Maine Community Foundation manages the Washington County Fund, and local leaders, knowledgeable about their communities, help review grant applications and distribute funding.

Other ways the community foundation
is serving the region
  • In addition to the Washington County Fund, the foundation currently holds more than $4 million in assets dedicated to Washington County in the form of donor-advised funds, scholarships, designated funds to support specific organizations, and field-of-interest funds.
  • Since 2002 more than $260,000 in additional grant support for projects serving Washington County has come from a network of Maine Community Foundation donors in support of proposals submitted to the foundation’s competitive grant programs.
  • Washington County Scholarships
To make a donation or for more information about the Washington County Fund

Please contact the Maine Community Foundation by phone, toll-free, at (877) 700-6800, or by e-mail at

  Grant Application Form
  Washington County Committee

Suzanne Crawford, Robbinston, Chair

Chris Rudd, Machias, Vice Chair

William Attick, Dennysville

Tom Boutureira, Machias

Marcia Chaffee, Trescott

Susan Corbett, Machias

Ron Gardiner, Calais

Gwen Jones, Pembroke

Chris Kuhni, Milbridge

Lisa Marin, Jonesport

Jane Weil, Steuben


  Realizing Maine's Worth

Maine Rural Partners' 2009 report, Realizing Maine’s Worth: Our Community Legacy, which highlights the power of philanthropy throughout the state. Read more about the report’s conclusions and county-by-county results here.


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