Local nonprofits awarded grants

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PORTLAND — The Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program recently awarded grants to Franklin County nonprofits, including the Franklin County Children’s Task force of Farmington, which will use the funds to provide supervised visitation and safe exchange locations for parents who need facilitated visitation with their children.

Other grant awards went to:

Farmington Grange 12, for capital improvements to the Grange Hall; Healthy Community Coalition of Farmington, for its Fun in the Sun program for family outdoor recreation and nutritional education; Sandy River Land Trust, Phillips, to build capacity for conservation and public access in Maine’s High Peaks Region; Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry, to expand the capability to provide nutritious food to senior citizens and needy families; and the Stratton/Eustis Recreation Program, to improve children’s skills in reading, writing and the arts, and for recreation and educational programs

A volunteer committee of Franklin County residents and business leaders review grants and make recommendations for funding twice a year. The next deadline for applying is May 15. Application and guidelines can be found at www.mainecf.org.

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For questions or for more information, visit www.mainecf.org or call 1-877-700-6800.

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