Grants of up to $10,000 from Maine Community Foundation’s People of Color Fund are available to organizations that are led by and serve people of Native American, Latino, African, Arab and Asian descent, according to a news release from the foundation.

The People of Color grant program was established in 2007 with a gift from the River Rock Foundation. The fund is designed to help people of color in Maine achieve greater equity. Grants to nonprofit programs or organizations focus on three areas: addressing health disparities, supporting youth, and improving economic opportunities. Last year the fund awarded 21 grants that totaled $152,349.

The application deadline is Feb. 15. The application, details of the grant program, and a list of recent grants are available For more information, contact Lelia De Andrade, vice president for community impact, at 412-0843, or b[email protected].

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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