February 24, 2020
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MaineCF grants available for Penobscot County nonprofits

Community Author: Carl Little
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ELLSWORTH — Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that strengthen communities are encouraged to apply to Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.

A volunteer committee of Penobscot County residents and business leaders reviews grants and makes recommendations for funding. The deadline for applying is February 15, 2020. Application, guidelines, and a list of 2019 grants are available at mainecf.org.

In 2019, the Penobscot County Committee awarded $137,130 in grants to 16 nonprofits, including:

• Community Collaborative for Hospice and End-of-Life Care, to improve hospice and end-of-life care delivery in Greater Bangor

• Maine Discovery Museum, to develop educational programs for children about the Penobscot River Watershed to coincide with a new interactive exhibit

• Shaw House, to transition to a comprehensive electronic records management system.

The Penobscot County Fund was established in 2009 with a $100,000 contribution from the Junior League of Bangor. The Penobscot County Committee makes awards from six permanent endowment funds providing grant support to local nonprofits engaged in community-building projects. Over the last 10 years, the Penobscot County Committee has awarded 124 grants totaling $1.1 million.

If you would like more information about the fund, please contact Senior Foundation Officer Laura Reed at 207-564-3236 or lreed@mainecf.org.

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise, and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit mainecf.org.