Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program has awarded 221 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to organizations across Maine. 

The grant program is designed to support activities that strengthen and build communities and is one of only a few Maine-based grant programs that serve the entire state and cover a broad array of interest areas, from animal welfare to youth development. County and regional committees, composed of local leaders with local knowledge and a commitment to philanthropy, review the applications. Grants range in size from $500 to $10,000.

The next deadline for submitting applications to the Community Building Grant Program is February 15, 2017. For more information about the program, contact Lelia DeAndrade, senior director of grantmaking services, at 761-2440 or