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Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation Grant

Grants to Maine Nonprofits in York and Cumberland
Counties for Children, Education, and the Arts

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Foundation / Corporation

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Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations to benefit residents of York and Cumberland Counties, with a particular emphasis on underserved groups. LOIs are due by January 15, 2018. Consideration will be given to programs that improve the lives of children, offer quality educational opportunities, and support accessibility to the arts.

Applicants may request either project or operating support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177079

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests up to $50,000 will be considered; however, the average grant size is less than $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Multiyear commitments for the same project are discouraged. Applications for consecutive years are not encouraged.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be qualified and recognized as charities in accordance with the terms of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation does not make a practice of funding capital campaigns.

Pre-Application Information:

June Awards Cycle:
-Letter of Inquiry Submissions Open December 1 - Jan 15 at midnight
-Response to Your Inquiry: February 15
-Full Application Due: March 15
-Response/Awards: June 15
-Grant Report Due: June 15 (Following Year)

December Awards Cycle:
-Letter of Inquiry Submissions Open: June 1 - July 15
-Response to Your Inquiry: August 15
-Full Application Due: September 15
-Response/Awards: December 15
-Grant Report Due: December 15 (Following Year)


Application Process:

Contact Information:

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

Submit an LOI for project grants:
Submit an LOI for operating grants:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine: York and Cumberland Counties