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Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund

Grants to Portland, Maine Nonprofits for
Early Childhood and Youth Leadership Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 175048
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Maine Community Foundation

10/15/16 11:59 PM

Grants of up to $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, public schools, state agencies, and Indian tribal governments in the greater Portland area to support the following types of projects: (a) those directed toward young children (aged birth to eight), their families, and teachers, and/or (b) youth leadership programs for students in elementary, middle, and high school.

For appropriate projects and programs, a collaboration between and among organizations is encouraged. A letter from the executive director of each collaborating organization is required and should clearly explain the level of involvement and responsibility.

Up to $10,000

Grant funds should be expended within 12 months after payment is issued.

All grantees must be eligible to accept tax-deductible donations as outlined in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Grantees must immediately notify the foundation of any change in, or challenge to, their tax-exempt status (as determined by Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code) before the end of the grant period. This includes all 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt organizations, public schools, public agencies working for the State of Maine, or Indian tribal governments (and their political subdivisions) recognized by the Department of the Interior.

The Maine Community Foundation will consider awarding grants for charitable activities of non-exempt groups (those that are not exempt from tax under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code) that have an established relationship with a fiscal sponsor that does have this tax-exempt status under certain circumstances.

Note: Eligible organizations that have received grants from other Maine Community Foundation funds in the last 12 months are still eligible to apply to the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund.


- The Maine Community Foundation will make grants to religious groups, but will not make grants for religious purposes. (This includes but is not limited to religious services, promotion of religious beliefs, or activities that are restricted to church or religious group membership.)

- No part of any grant may be used for a political campaign, or to support attempts to influence legislation of any governmental body other than through making available the results of the non-partisan analysis, study, and research.

- No portion of the award may be granted to a secondary grantee without the express permission of the community foundation.

- Grants cannot pay for program expenses that have already been incurred.

- Grants will not be made to annual funds or endowments.

Apply online using the link above. If you cannot fill out the application online, please contact the community foundation for assistance or an alternate method of applying. Online applications must be completed by October 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications must be completed and submitted on the day of the deadline, regardless of whether that day is on a weekend.

Notifications will be in December 2016.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply, go to

If you have questions or would like to discuss an idea before submitting a proposal, please call Stephanie Eglinton, Senior Program Officer at 1-877-700-6800, ext. 2205.

Amy Pollien, Grants Manager or
877-700-6800 ext 1109

Maine Community Foundation
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605

Greater Portland Area

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