June 01, 2020
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MaineCF’s Waldo County Committee awards $43,000 in grants

Community Author: Carl Little
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ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND The Waldo County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded $43,796 in grants to eight local nonprofits.


Grant recipients include:


·         Restorative Justice Project of the MidCoast, to promote police officer-initiated referrals to a community-based restorative justice program as a way to hold youth and young adults accountable for crime and wrongdoing while preventing unnecessary engagement in the criminal justice system


·         Waldo Community Action Partners, to create a summer lunch delivery program for children aged 0-18 impacted by food insecurity in Waldo County


·         Waldo County Trails Coalition, to match private foundation funding for promoting use of a county-wide trail system.


MaineCF recognizes that many nonprofits are facing new challenges and making important changes to their work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, all Community Building grant recipients are able to use these grants at their discretion. They may use the grants to fund the work that they proposed in their application or to address other important and emerging organizational expenses.


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, 2021. Application, guidelines and a complete list of recent grants can be found at mainecf.org.


The Waldo County Fund is built through donations from the community. If you would like more information about the fund, please contact Leslie Goode, MaineCF senior program officer, at 207-412-2002 or by e-mail at lgoode@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.