Non Profit Organizations
The Maine Community Foundation is a statewide nonprofit created by and for the people of Maine. The foundation is a philanthropic leader in building sustainable and vibrant communities for all Maine people.
Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help Maine meet the challenges of changing times. Today, the community foundation's assets of more than $475 million are held in stewardship for more than 1,300 different funds. Since opening its doors in 1983, the foundation has awarded nearly $225 million in grants and scholarships.
Maine Community Foundation grants cover the full range of nonprofit undertakings, with a special focus in the areas of education, community economic development, the environment, and civic engagement.
The community foundation depends on volunteers to help review grants and build philanthropic resources. In 1986 the community foundation established the first three county funds to support grantmaking in more rural regions of the state. These county funds, now numbering 13, are a highly effective way to build community capital.
We are the community foundation of Maine. We look forward to working with you.