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Community Building Grant Program

Grants to Utilize Community Strengths to
Improve the Quality of Life in Maine

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Maine Community Foundation

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Grants for up to $10,000 to utilize community strengths to improve the quality of life in Maine. The purpose of the available funding is to support organizations and programs that recognize and build on a community’s strengths and assets. Through this RFP, two types of funding opportunities are available: Project grants for new and expanding programs and grants to improve organizational effectiveness, also known as capacity building.

Applicant must meet the following core criteria:
Use of existing community resources: The proposed project uses the skills, services, materials, and/or time that people and organizations in the community can and will provide.
Ability to strengthen community life: The proposed project makes the community stronger by helping it address current or future challenges.
Sustainability: The proposed project will continue to affect the community after community foundation funding has been exhausted. This is because the project is designed to have long-term impact and/or because there are realistic plans to acquire future funding.

To be considered for funding, proposed projects must also meet one or more of the following priorities:
Develop community relationships: The proposed project uses new partnerships or collaboration between the applicant and other community organizations. These new partners will help plan and develop the project.
Involve community members: The proposed project engages community members who will benefit from the project. These community members are included in the planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of the project.
Advance community leadership: The proposed project fosters the development of community leaders. It includes opportunities for community members to improve or practice new leadership skills.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127199

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Up to 1 year


Contact Information:

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

tel (877) 700-6800
fax (207) 667-0447

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine