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MaineCF Awards COVID-19 Fund grants

Apr 06, 2020

ELLSWORTH — Maine Community Foundation has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to assist COVID-19 response efforts across the state, including $15,000 to Waldo Community Action Partners in Belfast.

The foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (COVID-19 Fund) supports community-based organizations working with the viral outbreak and its consequences, including groups that offer such services as health, nutrition, housing, energy assistance and childcare.

Maine nonprofits that received grants include area agencies on aging, community action programs, homeless shelters, and other community-based organizations that are providing food to those in need.

Funding for the COVID-19 grants came from an unrestricted fund at the Maine Community Foundation, a MaineCF fund dedicated to food security, and additional contributions from donor-advised funds.  The grants were awarded proactively and not through an application process.

Donations to the foundation’s COVID-19 Fund may be made online at

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