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Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation Grant

Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Agencies, Faith-Based Organizations, and
Colleges for Health, Human Services, Animal Welfare, and Public Media

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Funding Source:

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US Trust, Bank of America - Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/01/18 11:59 PM


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Grants to Maine nonprofits, municipal and local government agencies, federally recognized Tribal governments, faith-based organizations, and (on a limited basis) colleges/universities and environmental charitable organizations for programs focusing on the areas of basic human needs, animal welfare, healthcare, public media, the environment, and higher education. Colleges and universities interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation’s listed Bank contact before submitting an application.

Applications will be considered from organizations throughout the state, with priority given to those located in, or serving residents of, Boothbay Harbor, Southport, and Brunswick areas.

Grant requests for general operating support or program support are strongly encouraged and preferred, however, capital requests will be considered from time to time. The Foundation will not contribute to endowments.

The mission of the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation is to support charitable organizations that:

- Provide relief to people in need in the form of basic needs (including the provision of food, housing, shelter);
- Promote the humane care of animals;
- Provide health care services for the underserved;
- Conduct public radio or television.

Program Areas:

- People in Need: Applicants in this area should demonstrate that the program or service they offer clearly meets a basic need of an underserved population, which may include low-income people, youth who are court-involved, homeless families, or homebound seniors. These examples are for illustration purposes only. Please note, however, that the Taylor Foundation does not consider general youth development programs as falling into the category of “people in need.” For organizations with annual (cash) revenues of $5 million or less, the Foundation encourages general operating support requests.

- Humane Care of Animals: The Taylor Foundation has a partnership with the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Fund in the area of animal welfare. Animal welfare organizations with annual (cash) revenues of $100,000 or less should apply directly to the Belvedere Fund. The Taylor Foundation will not consider applicants with revenues of less than $100,000. Within the animal welfare priority, the Foundation will consider capital requests.

- Health Care: Within the area of health care, the Foundation will entertain requests for oral health services, mental health services, or physical health care services. There is a priority for programs that can demonstrate they are effectively serving underserved populations. Small, one-time capital or equipment requests may be included within project budgets.

- Public radio or television: There is a strong priority for larger public television or radio organizations. From time to time, the Foundation may make grants to smaller, community-based public access radio or television stations.

- Environment: The Foundation’s priority is for programs that have both an environmental impact as well as a demonstrably positive impact in one of the Foundation’s other priority areas. For example, a river-bed restoration project that also preserves a species and/or improves the quality of water to a low-income area. Please note that the Foundation does not fund general public education programs around environmental awareness, nor does it typically fund land preservation/conservation.

- Colleges and universities: The Foundation will not provide general operating support for colleges or universities. Support for colleges and universities will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but must include a focus on at least one of the Foundation’s other priority areas. Special consideration will also be granted to colleges or universities in the geographic priority areas.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178891

Term of Contract:

The majority of grants from the Taylor Foundation are one year in duration. On occasion, multi-year support is awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be one of the following entity types: 501(c)(3) public charity (but not a Type III non- functionally integrated supporting organization), a municipality or other unit of local government (e.g., a public health department), a federally recognized Tribal government, or a religious organization.

The Foundation makes grants throughout Maine, but has a priority for organizations located in, or serving the areas of Boothbay Harbor, Southport, and Brunswick. From time to time, the Foundation may make grants to organizations with a national scope.

Occasional support will also be provided to:

- Colleges and universities
- Environmental charitable organizations in Maine.

Please note that the Foundation will not fund general K-16 education programs.

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application in PDF and Word format, and to download the online application help document (PDF).

The application deadlines for the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation are March 1 and September 1. March applicants will generally be notified by July 31 and September applicants will generally be notified of grant decisions by January 31.

Please submit online applications by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the foundation’s deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend or a federally recognized holiday, applications are due on the next business day by 11:59 p.m.

For all applications to the Taylor Foundation, please note that applications for projects/programs where the Foundation would be the sole funder are not considered competitive, and in general, the Foundation does not wish to be more than 25% of any given project budget, and no more than 5% of an organization’s budget.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact the Foundation by phone at 1.866.778.6859 or by email at When sending an email or leaving a voicemail message, please note the foundation for which you have a question so that an appropriate administrator can respond to your inquiry.


Perpetua Campbell
AVP, Market Philanthropic Administrator

Lauren Cerullo
Philanthropic Administrator

Michealle Larkins
VP, Philanthropic Administrator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine: Priority for organizations located in, or serving the areas of, Boothbay Harbor, Southport, and Brunswick