ELLSWORTH — The Waldo County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded $43,000 in grants to eight local nonprofits through the Community Building Grant Program.

Grant recipients include:

  • County of Waldo, to fund anti-racism joint training for Sheriff’s Department leadership, deputies, corrections officers, and community members
  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, to continue and expand in-person programming that reengages the community and represents a low risk for COVID-19 transmission
  • Unity Barn Raisers, to increase Waldo County Bounty’s communications, promotional, educational, and fundraising capacity.

MaineCF donors also made three grants totaling $9,500 from donor-advised funds.

The Waldo County Fund is a permanent endowment that supports projects and nonprofits that strengthen communities in the county. Proposals are submitted through MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program and are reviewed by a committee of local leaders. The next proposal deadline is Feb. 15, 2022. Application, guidelines and a complete list of recent grants can be found at mainecf.org.

The Waldo County Fund is built through donations from the community. For more information about the fund, contact Leslie Goode, MaineCF senior program officer, at 412-2002 or by email at lgoode@mainecf.org.


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