MCF accepting applications for community building improvement grants

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ELLSWORTH — The Community Building Grant Program of the Maine Community Foundation recently awarded 217 grants totaling more than $1.23 million to organizations across Maine. The total includes $283,484 from donor-advised funds.

The community foundation’s flagship grant program is designed to support activities that strengthen and build communities. The program is one of only a few Maine-based grant programs that serve the entire state and cover a broad array of interest areas, from animal welfare to youth development.

County and regional committees, composed of local leaders with local knowledge and a commitment to philanthropy, review the applications. Grants range in size from $500 to $10,000.

The next deadline for submitting applications to the Community Building Grant Program is Feb. 15, 2016. For more information about the program, contact Lelia De Andrade, director of grant-making services, at 207-761-2440 or ldeandrade@mainecf.org.

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A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.

FMI: www.mainecf.org, 1-877-700-6800.

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