The Maine Community Foundation awarded $206,540 in grants to 22 nonprofit organizations across Maine through its Community Building Grant Program.

MaineCF donors made an additional 13 grants, totaling $103,874 from donor-advised funds.

The Statewide Fund is a permanent endowment that supports organizations that apply for multi-county projects. Proposals are submitted through MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program and are reviewed by a committee of leaders. The next proposal deadline is Feb. 15, 2022.

The application, guidelines and a complete list of 2021 grants can be found at

The Statewide Fund is built through donations from the community. For more information about the fund, contact Director of Strategic Learning Cherie Galyean at or 412-2017.

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, Mars Hill and Rockport, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve quality of life for Maine people.

To learn more about the foundation, visit

Grants from MaineCF’s Statewide Committee include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine in Camden with $10,000; New Hope for Women in Belfast, with $10,000; and OUT Maine in Rockland, with $3,000.