ELLSWORTH-PORTLAND — Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that draw on the strengths of the community and foster collaboration are encouraged to apply to Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.

A volunteer committee of Franklin and Somerset county residents and business leaders reviews grants and makes recommendations for funding. The deadline for applying is Monday, Feb. 15. Application and guidelines are available online.

In 2015, the committee awarded more than $83,000 in grants to 15 nonprofits. They included $10,000 to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services for a rural educator and advocate position in Franklin County.

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, applications: www.mainecf.org.

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