The Kennebec County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded $28,950 in grants to four nonprofit organizations through the Community Building Grant Program.
The grant recipients include:
- Augusta Teen Center, for a continuum of positive youth development services to help teenagers suspended from school and first-time offenders learn from their mistakes: $10,000
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley, Gardiner, for enhanced summer programming for its 14 Pray Street Clubhouse and Chelsea Clubhouses for the summer: $8,477
- Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, Winthrop, to support free watershed science education programs to counteract a reduction in science education during the 2019-2021
school years: $5,000
- Kennebec Valley YMCA, Augusta, for responsive in-person and online wellness programs, plus an exercise equipment lending library to meet the needs of older adults: $5,473.
MaineCF donors made an additional two grants totaling $7,670 from donor-advised funds. The Kennebec County Fund is a permanent endowment that supports projects and nonprofit organizations that strengthen communities in the county. Proposals are submitted through the MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program and are reviewed by a committee of local leaders.
The next proposal deadline is February 15, 2022. Application and guidelines can be found at: www.mainecf.org.