The Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program recently awarded $34,995 in grants to 10 Waldo County nonprofits:
• Broadreach Family & Community Services of Belfast, which will use the funds to partner with area providers to establish community outreach stations at Waldo County soup kitchens and food pantries.
• Belfast Community Outreach in Education, for the health and wellness initiative.
• Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Camden, for staffing and training to improve the capacity of the trust’s volunteer program.
• Expanding Opportunities, Brooks, to provide staff training to increase the capacity of Camp Forest to offer wilderness camping to additional children and adults.
• Midcoast Magnet, Camden, for facilitator training, Midcoast Magnet board and collaborating partners.
• Out As I Want to Be, Rockland, to hire a part-time executive director.
• Restorative Justice Project of the MidCoast, Belfast, for the purchase of a Web-based data management program.
• RSU 20, Belfast, for the partnership between the RSU 20 After School Program and Forest Glen Farm to make the StarRiders program accessible to all students.
• Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, for shredders, school recycling project.
• Unity Barn Raisers, Unity, for additional staffing, Veggies for All program.
A volunteer committee of Waldo County residents and business leaders reviews grants and makes recommendations for funding. The next deadline for applying is Feb. 15, 2012. Application and guidelines will be available this fall at http://www.mainecf.org/ .