The Maine Community Foundation’s Grants to Green program, which helps Maine nonprofits increase the energy efficiency of historic downtown buildings, recently awarded assessment grants totaling just more than $10,000 to seven organizations across Maine.

The assessment grants, which support energy audits, were awarded to the Catherine Morrill Day Nursery, Portland; Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell; Gardiner Public Library; Mayo Street Arts, Portland; My Place Teen Center, Westbrook; Penobscot Theatre Co., Bangor; and Waterville Creates!

The deadline for applications for implementation grants is March 4.

The program is a collaboration of the community foundation, Maine Development Foundation’s Maine Downtown Center, and Efficiency Maine. The Maine Community Foundation is one of two community foundations chosen to replicate the program with support from the Kendeda Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.

For more information, visit or call 877-700-6800.

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