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$25k for Kids Grant

Grant to a Maine Nonprofit in an Eligible Area to Meet the
Food, Housing, and Security Needs of At-Risk Children

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Androscoggin Bank - MainStreet Foundation

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Grant of $25,000 to a Maine nonprofit in an eligible area to provide support for at-risk children. The program should meet the needs of children in the areas of food, security, and shelter and serve a large number of children. Funding is intended to directly benefit children and youth in need.

Grants awarded are generally limited to the market areas served by Androscoggin Bank.

The primary considerations are:

- Provide an unmet critical need for food, shelter, and security.
- Benefit a large number of kids.
- The grantee will have an infrastructure in place.
- The grant will have a major impact on the organization.
- The grant will help kids in some of the communities served by Androscoggin Bank branches.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181492

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The MainStreet Foundation will make a $25,000 gift each year to one organization.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year requests are not supported.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation generally gives priority to local organizations with sustainable, if modest, organizational budgets. In the case of requests from large organizations (e.g. with annual operating budgets in excess of $2 million), the proposal and related budget must clearly differentiate the proposed project from total operating budget, as well as meeting other criteria.

All non-profit organizations that meet the criteria of the Foundation are invited to apply. Grants awarded are generally limited to the market areas served by Androscoggin Bank. For locations, see

Previous grant recipients are welcome to apply. There will not be a preference in the review of applications based on an organization's history with the Foundation.

The Foundation grants will not be given to support:
- General operating expenses or annual operating budget
- Endowments
- Conferences or seminars
- Training of trainers or teachers
- Facilities renovation or improvements

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted starting May 1, 2018. The Deadline for application submission is July 31, 2018. All applications are reviewed at the August Board meeting and the three top finalists are invited to present in person in October. The winner and runners-up for the $25k for Kids award are announced at the November Annual Meeting.

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Contact Information:

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

Mail or email applications to:

Rachel Edwards
MainStreet Foundation
$25k for Kids
P.O. Box 1407
Lewiston, ME 04243

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine