Nonprofits supporting LGBTQ+ Mainers may be eligible for grant

ELLSWORTH –Nonprofit organizations that support LGBTQ+ people and needs in Maine may be eligible for funding through the Maine Community Foundation’s Equity Fund.
The fund helps strengthen LGBTQ+ organizations and supports initiatives that work toward inclusive, diverse, prejudice-free communities for the LGBTQ+ population and all people in Maine.
The deadline for grant applications is Sept. 15.
In 2021, the fund awarded seven grants totaling $48,940. An additional three grants totaling $21,000 were made from donor-advised funds at MaineCF.
The fund’s priorities include supporting organizations or projects that increase access to health care or reduce health disparities; reduce race-based disparities or barriers to opportunities; reduce violence and/or harassment; and promote respect and understanding.
For more information about the grant program and to apply, visit Contact Director of Grantmaking Laura Lee with questions at or 207-412-0838.