Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Fund awards $345,000 to 25 Maine organizations

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Grants totaling $345,370 have been awarded through the Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Grantees include:

  • Carver Memorial Library Association, to replace heating system, insulate attic, and convert downstairs lighting to LED, to increase energy efficiency and comfort, as recommended by 2019 energy audit
  • Farmington Historical Society, Inc., to improve the energy efficiency of the Octagon House so its local and architectural history will be preserved and on view throughout the year
  • Frances Perkins Center, to repair and re-shingle the east and west roof slopes of the Homestead barn to protect the integrity of this historic connected New England barn structure
  • Town of Cornish, to make Pike Hall safe and accessible for community use while maintaining the historic integrity of the building.

A full list of grant recipients is available below and at

The Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Fund supports the preservation, restoration, and retrofitting of historic buildings in Maine. An anonymous donor established the fund in 2007.

The next grant application deadline is June 1, 2021. The online application and guidelines are available at For more information, contact Senior Program Officer Maggie Drummond-Bahl at (207) 761-2440 or

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