MaineCF’s Western Mountains Committee awards $72,000 in grants

Monday, June 28, 2021

The Western Mountains Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded $72,613 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations.

Grant recipients include:

  • Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties, to empower adults who are less literate to achieve progress on self-selected goals and improve foundational literacy with community education programming
  • Maine Grain Alliance, to support essential workers in grain-based businesses to survive and thrive through and beyond the disruptions of the 2020 worldwide pandemic
  • Town of Strong, to rebuild a bridge and create a multi-use trail to provide safe outdoor space in this COVID-19 environment.

MaineCF donors made an additional four grants totaling $32,500 from donor-advised funds. 

The Western Mountains Fund is a permanent endowment supporting projects and nonprofits that strengthen communities in Franklin and Somerset counties. Proposals are submitted through MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program and are reviewed by a committee of local leaders.

The next proposal deadline is February 15, 2022. Application, guidelines and a complete list of 2021 grants can be found at

The Western Mountains Fund is built through donations from the community. If you would like more information about the fund, please contact Senior Foundation Officer Laura Reed at (207) 564-3236 or by email at

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