The Kennebec County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded $28,950 in grants to four nonprofit organizations through its Community Building Grant Program.

Grant recipients include:

Augusta Teen Center, for a continuum of positive youth development services to help teenagers suspended from school and first-time offenders learn from their mistakes: $10,000.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley, Gardiner, for enhanced summer programming for its 14 Pray Street Clubhouse and Chelsea Clubhouses for the summer: $8,477.

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, Winthrop, to support free watershed science education programs to counteract a reduction in science education during the 2019-2021 school years: $5,000.

Kennebec Valley YMCA, Augusta, for responsive in-person and online wellness programs, plus an exercise equipment lending library to meet the needs of older adults: $5,473.

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MaineCF donors made an additional two grants totaling $7,670 from donor-advised funds.

The Kennebec County Fund is a permanent endowment that supports projects and nonprofit organizations that strengthen communities in the county. Proposals are submitted through MaineCF’s building grant program and are reviewed by a committee of local leaders.

The next proposal deadline is Feb. 15, 2022. Application and guidelines can be found at mainecf.org.

The Kennebec County Fund is built through donations from the community. For more information, call Foundation Officer Cate Cronin at 877-700-6800 or email [email protected].