ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND — The Maine Community Foundation’s King Cummings Grants for the Skowhegan Region is accepting applications from nonprofits for grants of up to $10,000 that support local projects and organizations that benefit Skowhegan, Solon, South Solon and East Madison.

The King Cummings Grants for the Skowhegan Region offer three types of support: project, capacity building, and capital improvements. The deadline for grant applications is Oct. 15. Grant guidelines are available at www.mainecf.org. If you have questions, please contact Director of Grantmaking Laura Lee at llee@mainecf.org or 207-412-0838.

Last year’s grantees were:
• Christ The King Parish, to fund a second night at the Soup Kitchen in Skowhegan
• Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, to coordinate and host a Community Baby Shower in Skowhegan
• Somerset Economic Development Corporation, to explore the feasibility of food hub growth opportunities that expand capacity and create new jobs.

The King Cummings Skowhegan Fund was established in 2018 by the advisors of the H. King and Jean Cummings Charitable Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. “It’s a grassroots grant program,” says Warren Cook, King Cummings’ nephew, “focused on building a strong region by focusing on community assets.”

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. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.