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Grants Available for Hancock County Nonprofits

ELLSWORTH—Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that strengthen  communities are encouraged to apply to the Hancock County Fund, part of the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.

A volunteer committee of Hancock County residents and business leaders reviews grants and makes recommendations for funding. In 2018, the committee awarded more than $118,000 in grants to 24 nonprofits.

The deadline for applying is February 15, 2019. Application, guidelines and a list of 2018 grants are available at

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit

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