PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded more than $66,000 in grants to nine nonprofits, including two in Franklin County.

The Franklin County Children’s Task Force in Farmington received money to support sexual abuse prevention strategies included in the healthy relationships curriculum for children attending three school districts in grades kindergarten through eight.

Also given a grant was High Peaks Creative Council in Phillips to join the American Barn Quilt Trail and enable regional school students to work with artists to paint quilt-block plaques that will be displayed as public art on roadside barns.

The Western Mountains Fund is part of the foundation. It is a permanent endowment that supports projects and nonprofits that strengthen communities in Franklin and Somerset counties.

The next proposal deadline is Feb. 15, 2019. The application and guidelines can be found at www.mainecf.org.

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel 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. To learn more about the foundation, visit mainecf.org.

For information contact Foundation Officer Laura Reed, [email protected] or 207-564-3236.

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