Nonprofit organizations in Franklin and Somerset counties may be eligible for grants from the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.

The grant program invests in local projects and organizations that help build strong communities. Last year 11 nonprofit organizations in Franklin and Somerset counties were awarded grants totaling $77,630, according to a news release from the foundation.

The program supports efforts that strengthen community resources, promote well-being and help residents acquire skills and knowledge. These community resources include organizations, partnerships and natural and built environments.

The initiative also requires that applicants engage the people they serve in design, delivery and/or evaluation of the grant-funded work.

The program offers two types of funding: project grants and general support. Project grants are for new or expanding projects. General support is geared towards operational needs for smaller organizations that meet certain criteria.

Learn more about Community Building Grant Program qualifications and the application process at

The deadline to submit proposals is Wednesday, Feb. 15.



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