Grants of up to $10,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations, agencies, schools, and tribal governments for projects to benefit local communities. Funding to support general operations is also available to nonprofits. The goal of the program is to support a broad range of projects and organizations across the entire state, including arts, education, environment, economic development, and human services.
The Community Building Grant Program invests in local projects and organizations that work to build strong communities. It is a grassroots grant program focused on efforts to use, improve and/or increase access to community assets. These community assets include natural and built resources, as well as community members, their views and voices, local leaders, and the relationships or connections among people and organizations across the community.Proposed projects or organization musts:Invest in people by increasing skills, knowledge, abilities and/or well-beingEngage the people you serve in the design, delivery, and/or evaluation of the workStrengthen community resources including organizations, partnerships, and built and natural environmentsTypes of Funding:Project Grants for new or expanding projects that meet the Community Building criteriaGeneral Support Grants for ongoing programs and operational needs.

Community Building

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