The Maine Health Access Foundation has awarded $618,116 to 16 nonprofits across the state in the second phase of its Healthy Community grant program.

Launched in November of 2013, MeHAF’s Healthy Community program supports local, grassroots efforts that build or strengthen collaboration and active participation from diverse organizations to support good health.

The foundation is Maine’s largest private nonprofit health care foundation dedicated to promoting access to quality health care, especially for those who are uninsured and underserved, and improving the health of everyone in Maine.

Healthy Community planning grants awarded to organizations in the Midcoast include:

Maine Sea Coast Mission: Building Sustainable Community Health Programs for the Outer Islands of Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, and Hancock counties, $40,000


Medical Care Development: Lincoln County Health Connections-Phase 2, $40,000

Penobscot Bay YMCA – Knox County Community Health Coalition: As We See It….Voices of Knox County, $40,000