The Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.
The foundation focuses on awarding grants in the areas that align with their below strategic goals:
A Strong Start
Our vision: All Maine children receive a healthy start and arrive at kindergarten developmentally prepared to succeed in school and life.
Access to Education
Our vision: All Maine people, including adult learners and other nontraditional students, can complete a degree or certificate program to maximize their potential.
Our vision: All people in Maine have access to opportunities and life outcomes that are not determined or predictable in any way by race or ethnicity.
Thriving Older People
Our vision: All older people in Maine are valued and able to thrive and age in their workplaces and communities with health, independence, and dignity.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Our vision: All entrepreneurs and innovators in Maine have the opportunity to bring their big ideas to life.
In FY18, the foundation awarded $34,284,669 in grants.
To view recent recipients, please click here: https://www.mainecf.org/apply-for-a-grant/recent-grants/
The foundation does not support for religious organizations or award grants for religious purposes.
The foundation will not grant to individuals (except for scholarship funds), or for equipment, annual campaigns for regular operations, or for capital campaigns.