ELLSWORTH – The Maine Community Foundation’s Androscoggin County Committee is soliciting proposals from nonprofit and public organizations that seek funding for projects that draw on community strengths.

The next deadline for submitting grant applications is May 15. Applicants will be notified in mid July. Application can be found at www.mainecf.org or by calling toll free 1-877-700-6800.

Grants will be made in the range of $1,000 to $7,500. Proposals should seek to fund new initiatives or start-up projects, rather than on-going support and should focus on building on the strengths of the community. Applicants are encouraged to actively involve people they hope to serve in the project’s design and implementation. An advisory committee of local residents reviews proposals.

Grants are made from a permanent fund, restricted to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax status or public agencies serving Androscoggin County. The Androscoggin County Fund is one of nine county funds at the Maine Community Foundation.

A statewide public foundation with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the foundation makes grants and provides leadership to strengthen Maine communities.

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

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