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Community Development Grant

Grants to Maine Nonprofits in Eligible Communities for Arts, Housing,
Health, Environment, and Community and Economic Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Machias Savings Bank

Deadline Date:

09/16/19 Postmarked


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Grants to Maine nonprofit organizations to promote community development in areas where the funding source has a business presence. Emphasis is placed on projects that will benefit low and moderate-income families and individuals. Focus areas include education, economic development, housing, arts and culture, health, and human services.

Ideally, grant funds will be awarded to projects or services that create or retain jobs, revitalize communities within the service area, help to provide affordable housing or other programs designed to assist low-to-moderate income individuals and/or families.

Charitable resources will be focused on the following:
- Education: Providing support for programs that promote continuing education with an emphasis on financial education.
- Economic: Providing support for initiatives that assist in the economic development, job creation and revitalization of the business community.
- Housing: Providing support for initiatives that promote decent, safe and affordable housing in the Bank’s market areas
- Culture and Arts: Providing support for initiatives that promote the quality of life in local communities.
- Health and Wellness/Human Services: Providing support to initiatives that provide services to improve the quality of life and well-being in the Bank’s communities.
- Environmental and Preservation: Providing support to initiatives that promote the preservation and conservation of natural resources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161531

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Grant funds are generally awarded to several deserving applicants

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Bank is committed to the support of nonprofit organizations and activities that advance community development and improve the quality of life in its communities.

Machias Savings Bank generally will not contribute to:
- Special interest groups such as political, labor or religious groups
- Multi requests within the same calendar year

Pre-Application Information:

The application will be available on July 1st. The deadline for applications is Monday, September 16, 2019. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply:

Machias Savings Bank
4 Center Street, P.O. Box 318
Machias, ME 04654-0318

Melissa Moffett

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine: Machias Savings Bank’s primary lending area