The Maine Community Foundation is seeking grant proposals for its Belvedere Historic Preservation Fund.

Grant awards of up to $15,000 are available for the preservation and reuse of historic buildings that serve as civic, cultural or economic hubs for communities. All proposed projects must be for historic buildings listed or in the process of being listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The deadline for grant applications is June 15. 

When the late Deborah Pulliam of Castine established her fund at MaineCF, she named it “Belvedere,” an architectural term that reflected her appreciation for historic buildings.

Since 2008, the preservation fund has awarded more than $1.2 million to museums, libraries, churches and other historic structures. In 2016, the Belvedere Fund awarded over $200,000 to 20 projects in all regions of the state.

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 Maine people.

FMI, apply:, 1-877-700-6800.

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