Grants to 15 organizations from the Maine Community Foundation aim to help support nonprofit organizations and projects in Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties.

The Southern Midcoast Committee awarded $121,294 through MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program, according to a news release from the foundation with offices in Ellsworth and Portland.

2023 Grants from the Southern Midcoast Committee:

• Boothbay Region Community Resource Council, to increase access to food and reduce stigma of food insecurity: $10,000;
• Boothbay Sea and Science Center, for hands-on programs for youth ages 5-17: $5,260;
• Bowdoinham Public Library, for a tablet-lending program and user training for older patrons: $1,674;
• CHIP, to provide affordable home repairs: $10,000;
• Frances Perkins Center, to open the Frances Perkins homestead and trails: $5,000;
• Healthy Lincoln County, to provide outreach and supplies to people experiencing homelessness: $10,000;
• Hearty Roots, to provide youth mental-health training and certifications: $10,000;
• Lincoln County Television, to broadcast government meetings, educational programming, sports, children’s shows, emergency updates and major events: $10,000;
• Midcoast Community Alliance, to expand programming that fosters connection and sense of belonging for marginalized youth: $10,000;
• Midcoast Conservancy, to hire a nature-based program manager for coordination and instruction of outdoor education programs at Hidden Valley Nature Center: $10,000;
• Midcoast Literacy, for free tutoring, English classes, early childhood literacy sessions and books to children, adults and families: $7,000;
• Midcoast Maine Community Action, for the Support to Thrive Fund to support immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers: $7,000;
• Veggies to Table, to grow produce, build its community education program and invest in additional crew, volunteers and partners: $10,000;
• Waldoboro Public Library, for engagement, education, enrichment and to enhance the library’s long-term viability: $5,000; and
• Whitefield Library, to preserve integrity of the two-story building: $10,000.

The Lincoln and Sagadahoc County Funds are permanent endowments that support projects and nonprofit organizations that strengthen communities. Proposals are submitted through MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program, the foundation’s largest, and are reviewed by a committee of community members.

The next proposal deadline is Feb. 15, 2024. For more information, visit

The Lincoln and Sagadahoc County Funds, established in 2014, are built through donations from the community. For more information, contact Program Officer Stephanie Cesario at 207-412-0824 or



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