$120K in MaineCF grants support transportation programs across the state

The Maine Community Foundation has awarded $120,000 to nonprofit organizations that provide transportation services to Mainers. MaineCF’s Maine Charity Foundation Fund awarded $91,000 to 14 organizations and another $29,000 was awarded to four organizations by donors with advised funds at MaineCF.

Among the 2023 Maine Charity grant recipients is the $5,000 for the Penquis Community Action Program for free transportation for older people in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

The Maine Charity grant program supports organizations that provide transportation services to people in Maine with limited or no access to transportation, including new Mainers, older people, people experiencing homelessness, those recovering from substance use disorder, and survivors of domestic violence.

The Maine Charity Foundation was established in 1921. In September 1993, its assets were transferred to the MaineCF, where it became a competitive grant program. Over the years, the grant program criteria and priorities have changed to meet the needs of Mainers. In 2023, the fund broadened its scope to include organizations that provide transportation services for those with limited or no access to transportation.

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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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