Grants available for Waldo County nonprofits

Jan 14, 2014

Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that draw on the strengths of the community and foster collaboration are encouraged to apply to the Waldo County Fund, part of the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.

A volunteer committee of Waldo County residents and business leaders reviews grants and makes recommendations for funding. The deadline for applying is Feb. 15. Application and guidelines are available at www.mainecf.org.

In 2013, grants included $10,000 to RSU 20 to help develop a K-12 expeditionary learning program at the Searsport campus; $2,800 to the Freedom Historical Society to create exhibits and programs for the town’s bicentennial celebration; and $3,600 to RSU 3 to expand the Walker School greenhouse project.

With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.

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