Maine Community Foundation awards grant to Piscataquis Regional Food Center 

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DOVER-FOXCROFT – In its first year of grantmaking, the Maine Community Foundation’s Start Up/Scale Up Grant Program is providing $200,000 to 10 Maine nonprofit organizations that are helping new ventures start and grow through shared workspaces and incubator and accelerator programs.


Among the 2020 grantees is the Piscataquis Regional Food Center of Dover-Foxcroft to develop a strategic plan for acquiring specialized commercial food processing equipment as part of a program to incubate regional food product businesses


The next deadline for applications is April 1, 2021. For application and guidelines, visit Questions about the grant program should be directed to Senior Program Officer Maggie Drummond-Bahl at or 207-412-0839.    


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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