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Maine Community Foundation Piscataquis County Committee awards six grants

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded $30,949 in grants to six nonprofits. Grant recipients include the Center Theatre, to expand the Summer Drama Camp program to Monson;

Harry E Davis Partnership for Children’s Oral Health, to develop a Piscataquis County oral health needs assessment and host community conversations to generate solutions to improve children’s oral health;

Maine Highlands Senior Center, to support strategic planning and a regional gathering to improve communication among local organizations;

Appalachian Mountain Club, to expand the Maine Woods Community Youth and Environment Program by developing and piloting climate change curriculum for students in Piscataquis County:

Pine Tree Hospice, to provide capacity-building support during a critical staff transition period; and

RSU 68, to provide outdoor learning opportunities for SeDoMoCha School students.

The Piscataquis 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 Feb. 15, 2020. Application, guidelines and a complete list of 2019 grants can be found at www.mainecf.org.

The Piscataquis County Fund is built through donations from the community. If you would like more information about the fund, please contact Senior Foundation Officer Laura Reed at lreed@mainecf.org or 564-3236.

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 www.mainecf.org.

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