MaineCF grants available to 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. In 2023, seven Piscataquis County nonprofit organizations were awarded grants totaling $55,680. A donor with an advised fund at MaineCF awarded one additional grant totaling $1,500.

The Community Building Grant Program supports projects and organizations that invest in people, engage with the people served, and strengthen community resources. Applicants must identify how the organization or project invests in people’s skills, knowledge and/or well-being. They will also be asked to explain how they engage the people served in the design, delivery and/or evaluation of the work. The grantmaking committees are also interested to learn which community resources are being strengthened. 

Last year’s grantees included: 

  • Appalachian Mountain Club, to improve awareness of and accessibility to the Moosehead Lake region’s mountain and gravel-riding trails;
  • Piscataquis Regional Food Center, for cooking classes, nutrition counseling and SNAP enrollment to those experiencing food insecurity; and
  • Town of Milo, for an after-school program. 

For a full list of 2023 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 only available to larger organizations for new projects. General support grants are geared towards smaller organizations and this flexible funding may support new, expanding or ongoing programs as well as operational needs.  

Learn more about Community Building Grant Program qualifications and the application process at

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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