BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College’s Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good has opened its 2017- 2018 Common Good Grant application process. This year, community organizations may apply for a grant of up to $ 2,500 or for a $ 5,000 grant that may increase their impact on their constituents.

All 501(c)3 organizations that are based in or serve communities in Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Freeport, Georgetown, Harpswell, Lisbon, Phippsburg, Topsham, Woolwich and Yarmouth are eligible to apply.

Started in 2001, the Common Good Grant supports local non-profit groups by offering funding to maintain existing programs and to start new initiatives while educating Bowdoin students on the importance of local non-profits and the foundations that support them. Since its inception, the Common Good Grant Program has awarded more than $250,000 to fund 139 projects in the greater- Brunswick area; in the recent years, the total amount awarded has exceeded $20,000 annually.

Organizations will be notified in December about their status and full grant applications would be due in January with site visits for finalists taking place in March. The program will conclude with an award ceremony in April.

Contact Tom Ancona at [email protected] for more information on the application process.

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