MaineCF grants help strengthen projects and nonprofits across the state

Monday, August 21, 2023

More than $298,000 in Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) grants will help strengthen nonprofit organizations and projects across the state. The 22 grants through MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program include $203,371 recommended by a statewide committee and 11 additional grants totaling $95,000 from people with donor-advised funds. 

Grant recipients include:

  • Ladder to the Moon Network, to expand Amjambo Africa’s reach to help new Mainers thrive through radio, video and audio programming
  • Maine Association of Nonprofits, to fund the Cultural Alliance of Maine as it expands and deepens statewide programs and services
  • Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, to increase financial and educational opportunities for aspiring and established Maine writers and strengthen community connections through free, public literary events

Statewide funding supports multi-county projects and nonprofit organizations that strengthen communities. Proposals are submitted through MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program, the foundation’s largest, and are reviewed by a committee of community members.

The next proposal deadline is Feb. 15, 2024. For more information, visit

For more information about the fund or grant program, contact Director of Strategic Learning Cherie Galyean at 207-412-2017 or  

The Maine Community Foundation brings people and resources together to build a better Maine through strategic giving, community leadership, personalized service, local expertise and strong investments. To learn more about the foundation, visit