We are pleased to announce our 2017 Direct Services Grant Program (DSGP), open to nonprofit organizations working in Maine to address the immediate needs of disadvantaged people in three areas:
*For the purposes of the 2017 Direct Services Grant Program, we define "basic needs" to include work done by organizations to ensure that the economic, educational, health, housing, energy, transportation and other related basic needs of low-income Maine residents are being met. The Foundation will only consider requests servicing the basic needs of the organization’s clients versus the basic needs of organization itself (e.g. the Foundation is not looking to fund efforts such as database creation, strategic planning, staff training, organization evaluation, etc. in this area).
The Foundation will consider grant requests, up to $25,000, from a broad spectrum of non-profit organizations that provide direct services under existing programs over a 12 month period.
We will provide funding for specific program/projects or general operating support provided that applicants have a successful track record of providing direct services in at least one of the DSGP's focus areas.
The 2017 Direct Services Grant Program is now open and will close on Thursday, March 30th.
All applications must be submitted via our online grant application portal (below) by 5:00 PM that evening to be considered for funding.