The Special Projects fund is designed to provide resources to address emergent human service needs in Greater Franklin County on a one-time basis. Preference will be given to programs and projects that are collaborative and innovative in nature.
Existing Community Partners may apply, however only requests for new programs and projects that are not currently funded by the United Way will be reviewed.
Applicants do not need to be 501c(3) non-profit organizations.
Awards will not generally exceed $5,000.
There is no application deadline. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis and will be considered as funding permits.
Congratulations to recent Venture Grant and Special Project funding recipients:
Adaptive Outdoor Education Center, $4,312 Adaptive Climbing Equipment Purchase and Adaptive Ski Program for Children with Autism
Rangeley Friends of the Arts, $5,000 After-school Youth Arts Program
Literacy Volunteers, $1,250 Parents of Head Start Children Tutoring Program
Judy Diaz, $2,750 Area Youth Food Pantry, Spruce Mountain Elementary
Western Maine Storytelling, $1,000 Neighbors Building Community Through Sharing Their Stories