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Originally published in Castine Patriot, January 31, 2019 and Island Ad-Vantages, January 31, 2019 and The Weekly Packet, January 31, 2019
MaineCF’s People of Color Fund offers grants

Grants of up to $10,000 from Maine Community Foundation’s People of Color Fund are available to organizations that are led by and serve people of Native American, Latino, African, Arab and Asian descent.

The People of Color grant program was established in 2007 with a gift from the River Rock Foundation. The fund is designed to help people of color in Maine achieve greater equity. Grants to nonprofit programs or organizations focus on three areas: addressing health disparities, supporting youth, and improving economic opportunities. Last year the fund awarded 21 grants that totaled $152,349.

The deadline for applications is February 15. The application, details of the grant program, and a list of recent grants are available at For additional information, contact Lelia De Andrade, vice president for community impact, by phone at 412-0843, or by email at

A statewide organization with headquarters in Ellsworth and additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. For more information, visit the website above or call 877-700-6800.