Aroostook County Fund

Total applications received in last grant cycle: 23 applications for a total of $204,387
Grant dollars awarded: $50,538
Average award: $6,317
Percentage of applicants that received grants: 35
Number of grants awarded: 8
Application deadline: February 15

Photo: Members of the Aroostook County Committee include, bottom row, Lori Weston, Frances Gendreau, and Jane Torres. Top row: Former MaineCF Foundation Officer Pam Scheppele, Lynwood "Len" McHatten, Tim Crowley, Rich Ezzy, and Kari Wells.

Recent grants from the Aroostook County Fund

In 1986, Aroostook County businesses and individuals established the Aroostook County Fund to ensure the county would have local charitable resources to address community issues and challenges. Over the years, the fund has grown to almost $1,000,000 and the Aroostook County Committee has awarded more than $450,000 in grants.

The Maine Community Foundation manages the Aroostook County Fund, and local leaders, knowledgeable about their communities, help review grant applications.

Other ways the community foundation is serving the region

  • Since 2002, the foundation has generated more than $143,300 in additional grant support for projects serving Aroostook County from its network of donors through proposals submitted to the foundation’s competitive grant programs.
  • Aroostook County Scholarships
  • The community foundation manages more than $3 million in charitable long-term funds on behalf of other nonprofit organizations throughout Aroostook County.

To make a donation or to learn more about the Aroostook County Fund

Please contact the Maine Community Foundation by phone, toll-free, at (877) 700-6800, or by e-mail at



Aroostook County Committee

Lori Weston, Chair, Houlton

Frank McElwain, Vice Chair, Caribou

Timothy Crowley, Presque Isle

Rich Ezzy, Caribou

Frances Gendreau, Saint David

Toby Jandreau, Fort Kent

Lynwood “Len” McHatten, Ashland

Rob Moran, Houlton

Kari Wells-Puckett, Presque Isle

Jane Torres, Houlton

Jane Towle, Presque Isle