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Lifelong Communities Mini-Grant Program

Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Agencies, Public Schools, and Indian
Tribal Governments to Support Community Living for Senior Citizens

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF)

Deadline Date:

01/15/20 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Maine nonprofit organizations, public agencies, public schools, and Indian tribal governments to support community living for senior citizens. Proposed programs should address the health and well-being of people over 60, and help them stay in their communities as they age.

This mini-grant program is aimed at filling gaps in resources needed to help people stay and engage in their communities as they age. This includes support for:

  • Gathering information about related resources and needs in your community
  • Engaging community members through focus groups, meetings, and other methods
  • Implementing projects that will improve the quality of life for older community members
  • Planning and implementing dementia friendly initiatives.

Proposed projects must be:

  • Focused on aging in community
  • Community-led
  • Informed by older people‚Äôs participation and input
  • Responsive to needs the community has identified and prioritized.

This program will give priority to projects that:

  • Have municipal leadership and/or support
  • Have strong community partners
  • Propose creative, low-cost solutions
  • Have high potential to positively impact the quality of life of community members over age 60
  • Address inequities and engage a diverse range of older residents, including those with low incomes, disabilities, mental health conditions, limited English proficiency; racial or ethnic groups; immigrants and/or refugees; and those who identify as LGBTQ.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187573

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum grant size: $2,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who is eligible to apply:
- Nonprofit 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt organizations, including most municipalities
- Public schools
- Public agencies working for the State of Maine
- Indian tribal governments (or political subdivisions) recognized by the Department of the Interior
- Non-exempt groups with a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization, public school, or public agency.

Any community that considers themselves focused on aging in community may apply, as well as those that are part of: "AARP's Network of Age Friendly Communities," the national Village to Village Network, "Communities for All Ages," and "Livable Communities." Dementia Friendly Community initiatives may also apply (see for information and resources).

Not eligible for funding:
- Expenses already incurred
- Political campaigns
- Lobbying in the form of calls to action on a specific vote
- Religious activities: including, but not limited to, religious services, promotion of religious beliefs, or activities that are restricted to church or religious group membership

Pre-Application Information:

Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2020. Grant awards will be announced in mid-March 2020. Grant-funded activities must begin after April 1, 2020.

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Contact Information:

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

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If you have questions about the eligibility and/or fit of your project, please contact Laura Lee by email or phone:, or (207) 412-0838.

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