PORTLAND — The Oxford County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded $30,000 in grants to six nonprofits, including Mahoosuc Heart & Soul, to implement its community visioning and planning process in Woodstock, Greenwood, Newry and Bethel.

Other grant recipients include:

• Oxford Hills Community Gardens, Norway, to build a community garden and library resource center to increase agricultural educational services for local youth; and

• Muskie School of Public Service, Portland, to develop pathways for young people to pursue careers in health care that address workforce shortages and community needs.

The Oxford County Fund is a permanent endowment that supports projects that strengthen communities in the county. Applications to the fund are reviewed by a committee of local leaders. The next proposal deadline is February 15, 2018. The application and guidelines can be found online.

The Oxford County Fund is built through donations from the community.  

FMI: www.mainecf.org, 1-877-700-6800, [email protected]

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