The Maine Community Foundation is accepting proposals until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15 for funding support from its Community Building Grant Program.

The Community Building Grant Program, which invests in local projects and organizations that make communities stronger, last year awarded more than $1.3 million in grants. Generous donors also contributed $509,672 from donor-advised funds to award more grants through MaineCF’s Giving Together initiative.

The Community Building Grant Program focuses on efforts to increase people’s skills, knowledge, abilities, or well-being as well as strengthen community resources. These community resources include organizations, partnerships, and natural and built environments. The program also requires applicants engage the people served in the design, delivery, and/or evaluation of the proposed work. The Community Building Grant Program is MaineCF’s largest grant program and is one of the only grant programs in Maine that supports a broad range of projects and organizations across the entire state, including arts, education, environment, economic development, and human services.

Learn more about the Community Building Grant Program qualifications and application process here:

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, Mars Hill, and Rockport, 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