In Her Presence, a 2022 Maine Charity grantee, was awarded a grant to provide transportation for immigrant women to activities such as language and cooking classes. Photo by Gregory Rec

STATE — Grant funding for organizations and projects that provide community-based transportation is available from the Maine Community Foundation’s (MaineCF) Maine Charity Foundation Fund.

Eligible organizations and projects must provide transportation and/or delivery services to people with limited or no access to transportation.

In 2022, MaineCF’s Maine Charity Foundation Fund awarded $127,498 to 13 organizations. An additional three grants totaling $17,500 were made by donors with advised funds at MaineCF.

Last year’s grantees include:

·         Intercultural Community Center, to expand educational, health, and social services to immigrants and refugees through accessible transportation and services

·         Penquis Community Action Program, to provide transportation for adults over 60 in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties

·         Safe Voices, to help survivors of domestic abuse and sex trafficking gain and maintain stability and safety by providing transportation to access resources.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 15. For more information and to apply, visit Contact Program Officer John Ochira with questions at or 207-412-0834.

The Maine Community Foundation brings people and resources together to build a better Maine through strategic giving, community leadership, personalized service, local expertise, and strong investments. To learn more about the foundation, visit

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