ELLSWORTH — Grants to nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged, underserved and/or vulnerable communities in Maine are available from the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

The fund awards grants to nonprofits that focus on individuals who live in Greater Portland, Lewiston/Auburn, Bath/Brunswick and Biddeford/Saco/Sanford, or to organizations with a statewide mission in the fund’s focus areas. Grants support early childhood care and education, extended-day learning, community clinics and oral health initiatives, hunger prevention and food security, homelessness alleviation, and legal services connected to these areas.

The application deadline is April 1. Online applications, guidelines and a complete list of 2019 grants are available at mainecf.org.

For more information about the fund, call or email Program Officer John Ochira at 207-412-0837 or [email protected].