MaineCF Seeks Applications to its Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund

  • May 05, 2020

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MaineCF Seeks Applications to its Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND – The Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation is seeking applications. The fund supports projects and organizations that promote traditional handcrafts throughout the state. An anonymous donor established the fund in 2007.

The grant application deadline is June 1, 2020. The online application, guidelines and a complete list of 2019 grants are available at For more information, contact Leslie Goode, senior program officer, at (207) 412-2002 or

Grantees in 2019 included:

  • Cobscook Community Learning Center, to launch an annual celebration of the greater Cobscook Bay region through a gathering that offers immersive experiences in traditional handcrafts
  • Cultural Resources, Inc., to create the Wabanaki Arts Mentorship Program, an intergenerational teaching program of traditional basketmaking and cultural knowledge
  • Makers Guild of Maine/Fiber College of Maine, to create a fiber tool lending library, to expand and improve the free community Makers Market, and to market traditional Maine crafts during the Bicentennial.


Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise, and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit


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Carl Little

50 Monument Square
Sixth Floor
Portland  ME  04101 

(207) 412-2018