Foundation / Corporation
Maine Community Foundation
06/01/21 11:59 PM
Grants of up to $10,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations, agencies, public schools, and Indian tribal governments for projects that promote handcrafts. Funding is intended to support traditional handcrafts, including ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, metal crafts, fiber arts, basketry, glass arts, leather, and more. Also included are traditional Native American handcrafts. The Fund offers the following types of grants: project grants, general support grants, and capacity-building grants.
Project Grants for new or expanding projects:
General support grants for ongoing work and operational needs ONLY for those organizations that focus solely on promoting traditional handcrafts in Maine
Capacity-building grants are for activities designed to strengthen traditional handcraft organizations to make them more efficient, increase their services, or improve their results. Capacity-building activities may include but are not limited to: training for board, staff, or volunteers; improving financial management or information systems; acquiring technology to improve or expand services; developing new sources of earned income; strategic planning focused on achieving a specific goal.
Sample activities and projects:
Grant funds can be used to support:
The Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund will give priority to proposals that:
GrantWatch ID#: 182980
The maximum grant size is $10,000. The average grant size in the last cycle was $9,156.
Project grant requests must have clear start and end dates and have defined goals or outcomes. Projects running for more than two years are not considered new projects and are not eligible for grants unless they are expanding.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://maine-grants.fluidreview.com/
For more information, please contact:
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605-1613
50 Monument Square, 6th Floor
Portland, ME 04101
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