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The Stephen and Tabitha King (STK) Foundation Grant

Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Municipalities, and Schools
for Community Services, Arts, and Literacy Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Stephen and Tabitha King (STK) Foundation

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Grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools for activities that address the root causes or consequences of environmental and social problems throughout the State. The Foundation prioritizes requests in the areas of literacy, the arts, and community services.

The Foundation prefers to make one-time grants that improve organizational capacity. Endowment grants are rare, as are matching and challenge grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176557

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $500 to $50,000. Requests should not exceed $50,000.

Term of Contract:

The King Foundation occasionally, at its discretion, makes multi-year commitments. However, preference is given to one-time grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any 501(c)(3) organization in the state of Maine is eligible.

No applications will be considered from any organization without 501(c)(3) status, unless the applicant is a town, fire or emergency aid department or school system with tax-exempt status.

Not Funded:
- Medical care, education or other direct support for individuals
- Competitions or athletic sponsorships for individuals
- Wheelchair vans or transportation for individuals
- Scholarship foundations or programs that award grants or scholarships
- Graduation parties or events
- Travel, sponsorship or funding for student or athletic groups
- Renovations to churches or other religious properties or institutions
- Film or video productions, book or publishing projects
- Business development, investments or loans
- Conferences, meetings, training, workshops or exhibits
- Organizations whose policies encourage discrimination
- Academic research, fellowships or publication
- Shelters,hospitals or rehabilitation centers for animals
- Construction or improvement of playgrounds or skateparks
- Hospice programs or facilities
- Animal therapy programs

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation makes two grant reviews per year, one with a June 30 deadline and one with a December 31 deadline.

Decisions may take as long as eight weeks. Applications can be submitted at any time, but will not be considered until after those deadlines.

All applicants receive a letter or electronic acknowledgement of application receipt.

Application Instructions:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Or, mail application to:

Stephanie Leonard, Administrator
The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation
Post Office Box 855
Bangor, ME 04402

P: 207.990.2910
F: 207.990.2975

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine