Grants available for Androscoggin County nonprofits

ELLSWORTH — Nonprofit and public organizations in Androscoggin County seeking funding for projects that strengthen communities are encouraged to apply to the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.
A volunteer committee of Androscoggin County residents and community leaders reviews proposals and makes recommendations for funding. The deadline for applying is Feb. 15. Application, guidelines, and a list of 2019 grants are available at
In 2019, the committee awarded $35,779 in grants, including:
* Center for Wisdom’s Women, to build organizational, technical, and financial capacity during a period of growth and transition * Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn, to support increased staff time of the coordinator to further outreach, education, and community involvement * ProsperityME, to more effectively reach and engage the immigrants in Lewiston/Auburn with financial literacy classes and counseling.
The Androscoggin County Fund is built through donations from the community. For more information about the fund, please contact Director of Grantmaking Laura Lee at 1-877-700-6800 or
Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise, and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.

PHOTO: Members of the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn in January 2018. The council is one of half a dozen Androscoggin County nonprofits that received grants from the Maine Community Foundation last year. (Submitted photo)