Knox County Fund

Total applications received in last grant cycle: 25 applications for a total of $159,436
Grant dollars awarded: $36,496
Average award: $3,041
Percentage of applicants that received grants: 57%
Number of grants awarded: 12
Application deadline: February 15

Recent grants from the Knox County Fund 



Established in 1993, the Knox County Fund provides permanent support to nonprofits in the region. Overseen by an advisory committee of local community leaders who partner with the foundation to build charitable resources, the Knox County Fund has awarded almost 200 grants since 1995.

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

Other ways the community foundation is serving the region

  • In addition to the Knox County Fund, the Maine Community Foundation holds nearly $6.6 million in assets dedicated to Knox County in the form of donor-advised funds, scholarships, designated funds to support specific organizations, and field-of-interest funds.
  • Since 2002 more than $123,000 in additional grant support for projects serving Knox County has come from a network of Maine Community Foundation donors in support of proposals submitted to the foundation’s competitive grant programs.
  • Knox County scholarships
  • The community foundation manages more than $6.1 million in charitable long-term funds on behalf of other nonprofit organizations throughout Knox County.

To make a donation or for more information about the Knox County Fund

Please contact Cathy Melio at the Maine Community Foundation by phone, toll-free, at (877) 700-6800, or by e-mail at cmelio@mainecf.org.

Knox County Committee

Kristen Lindquist, Chair, Camden

Martha Kempe, Vice Chair, Camden

Sandy Cox, Camden

Ken Gardiner, Lincolnville

Ken Gross, Camden

Christie Hallowell, North Haven

Patricia Hubbard, Thomaston

Bridget Leavitt, Hope

Kat Richman, Appleton

Pen Williamson, Warren