ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation seeks proposals to its Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund for projects and organizations that address population control for cats and dogs.

An anonymous donor established the Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund in 2007. It is further supported by the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation.

Project grants are available for activities and expenses related to population control or management. Capacity-building grants from the fund support activities that strengthen animal welfare organizations and improve overall operations. Online applications are available through the Maine Community Foundation at www.mainecf.org.

In 2017, the fund awarded 13 grants that totaled $142,147. They included:

• Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, Lewiston, to sterilize 1,200 cats through the Targeted & Free Roaming Cat Spay/Neuter Program.

• Center for Wildlife Health Research, Topsham, to build Community Spay-Neuter Clinic’s capacity to provide spay/neuter services throughout the state.

The application deadline is Friday, June 1. For more information, visit the foundation’s website, www.mainecf.org, or contact Gloria Aponte Clarke, gaponteclarke@mainecf.org, or by phone at 207-412-0847.

A statewide organization headquartered in Ellsworth with offices in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. For questions or more information, visit www.mainecf.org or call 1-877-700-6800.

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