Local nonprofits that offer programs seeking to improve the lives of women, children and families have until Dec. 1 to express interest in applying for 2023 grants from the Maine Women’s Giving Tree.
To be eligible, organizations must serve residents of Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Topsham or Woolwich. Agencies should email a one-page “letter of intent,” briefly describing their proposal and the amount of their request, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 1. Selected organizations will be asked to submit formal grant applications by Dec. 15.
The nonprofit Maine Women’s Giving Tree makes grants of $3,000-$10,000 each spring, awarding both “seed” grants and funds to sustain programs it has supported in the past. Since 2012, the women’s group has contributed nearly $500,000 to dozens of local nonprofits.
Founded in 2009 by nine local women, the Giving Tree now has more than 80 members who share a commitment to improving the lives of women, children and families in their Midcoast communities. For more information, visit mainewomensgivingtree.org.