MaineCF’s Waldo County Committee awards $40,000+ in grants

Aug 05, 2019

Ellsworth — The Waldo County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded $40, 492 in grants to eight local nonprofits.

Grant recipients include:

- Aging Well in Waldo County, to mobilize county libraries, municipal government, and local organizations to complete the campaign to make municipalities more age-friendly places to live.

- ReTreeUS, to cultivate thriving orchards in five Waldo County schools and deliver orchard-based learning opportunities to educate the next generation of healthy food system contributors.

- Waldo County Woodshed, to build a countywide system to provide emergency supplemental firewood to households that are unable to keep warm adequately by their own means.

The Waldo County Fund is a permanent endowment that supports projects and nonprofits that strengthen communities in the county. Applications go through the foundation’s Community Building Grant Program and are reviewed by a committee of local leaders.

The next proposal deadline is Feb. 15, 2020. Application, guidelines and a 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 program officer, at 412-2002 or lgoode@mainecf.org.

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