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MaineCF’s Hancock County Committee Awards $164,000 in Grants

PORTLAND – The Hancock County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded $164,133 in grants to 28 nonprofits.  

Grant recipients include:

  • Deer Isle-Stonington Community School District #13, to develop opportunities for career exploration, skill-building, internships, apprenticeships, and job placements for local high school seniors entering the workforce after graduation
  • Island Connections, to expand transportation services for neighbors to medical appointments and social outings utilizing a multi-person van donated in 2018
  • Reversing Falls Sanctuary, to convene a conference which will bring together different sectors of the community to address climate change.

The Hancock County Fund is a permanent endowment that supports projects and nonprofits that strengthen communities in the county. Applications go through the foundation’s Community Building Grant Program and are reviewed by a committee of local leaders. The next proposal deadline is February 15, 2020. Application, guidelines and a list of grants can be found at

The Hancock County Fund is built through donations from the community. If you would like more information about the fund, please contact Leslie Goode, MaineCF program officer, at (207) 412-2002 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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

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