ELLSWORTH, Maine — Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that draw on the strengths of the community and foster collaboration are encouraged to apply to the Waldo County Fund, part of the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grants Program.
Jan. 15 is the next deadline for applying for grants. Organizations will receive notification in late March.
In the most recent grant cycle, the Waldo County Committee received 19 proposals requesting approximately $70,000. With $14,400 available for grant making, the committee awarded five grants with an average size of $2,880.
New guidelines for MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program will go into effect in 2010. Organizations planning to apply for grants from the Waldo County Fund should visit the For Nonprofits section of www.mainecf.org to review the new guidelines, download the new application and register for an informational “webinar.”
A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation partners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities. For questions or for more information, visit mainecf.org or call 877-700-6800.