MaineCF invites grant proposals from Piscataquis County nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations in Piscataquis County may be eligible for grants from the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.

The grant program invests in local projects and organizations that help build strong communities. Last year seven Piscataquis County nonprofit organizations were awarded grants totaling $44,890. 

The Community Building Grant Program supports efforts that strengthen community resources, promote well-being and help residents acquire skills and knowledge. These community resources include organizations, partnerships and natural and built environments. The program also requires that applicants engage the people they serve in design, delivery and/or evaluation of the grant-funded work. 

Last year’s grantees included:

  • SAD 41, to install the district’s first middle-school playground
  • Northern Forest Center, to manage environmental impact and build sustainable tourism management in the Moosehead Lake region
  • Penquis CAP, to establish host homes for youth ages 12-24 in Piscataquis County experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. 

For a full list of 2022 Community Building grants by county, visit

The Community Building Grant Program is MaineCF’s largest grant program. It is one of the only grant programs in the state that supports a broad range of interest areas, including arts, education, environment, economic development and human services.

The grant program offers two types of funding: project grants and general support. Project grants are for new or expanding projects. General support is geared towards operational needs for smaller organizations that meet certain criteria. 

Learn more about Community Building Grant Program qualifications and the application process at The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 15.

The Maine Community Foundation brings people and resources together to build a better Maine through strategic giving, community leadership, personalized service, local expertise and strong investments. To learn more about the foundation, visit

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