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Grants to Maine Nonprofits for Direct
Services that Benefit Youth-At-Risk

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Androscoggin Bank - MainStreet Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/15/18 Receipt


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations for direct services that support youth-at-risk. Funding is intended for organizations that can demonstrate measurable outcomes and sustainable long-term benefits for youth-at-risk. Grants are intended for direct services such as:

- After-school and mentoring programs
- Leadership development experiences of all types
- Promoting literacy and a love of learning
- Coping with homelessness and difficult family dynamics
- Promoting mental health and developing effective change and coping mechanisms
- Learning life-management skills — learning about earning, saving, budgeting money, and spending money
- General welfare of youth's lives

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179064

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are awarded in amounts up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year requests are not supported.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Androscoggin Bank's MainStreet Foundation provides support for non-profit organizations that meet IRS 501(c)(3) status and have filed a form 990 with the IRS within the last calendar year.

The Foundation generally gives priority to local organizations with sustainable, if modest, organizational budgets. In the case of requests from large organizations (e.g. with annual operating budgets in excess of $2 million), the proposal and related budget must clearly differentiate the proposed project from total operating budget, as well as meeting other criteria.

Grants are not intended to support annual operating budgets, endowments, conferences or seminars. The Foundation does not support political organizations or candidates, religious organizations or activities for sectarian purposes.

The Foundation grants will not be given to support:

- General operating expenses or annual operating budget
- Endowments
- Conferences or seminars
- Training of trainers or teachers
- Facilities renovation or improvements
- Capital campaigns

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation reviews requests four times a year in February, May, August, and November. The deadline for grant applications is the 15th day of the month preceding the review month (e.g., the 15th of January for review in February).

Before or after grant approval, the MainStreet Foundation may request additional information from an organization on its financial status, organization, or operations. Applicants will be sent a confirmation of receipt of their grant application a few days after it is received. Notification of grant decisions will be sent by mail no later than the end of the month in which the Foundation's decision-making groups meet and review grant applications.

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Application Information:

Contact Information:

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

Mail or email the completed grant application and 501(c)3 status to:

Rachel Brown
MainStreet Foundation
P.O. Box 1407
Lewiston, ME 04243

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine