More than $30,000 in grants from the Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) will support hospice services in southern Maine. MaineCF’s Hospice Fund committee awarded five grants totaling $29,5000. Donors with advised funds awarded three additional grants that totaled $7,000.

The 2022 grantees include:

• Center for Grieving Children, Portland, to provide peer-support groups for grieving children in person and expand online programming

• Harbour Singers, Saco, to provide bedside singing for those in homes and residential facilities

• Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Biddeford, to educate staff and community members in Cumberland County about available hospice and bereavement services.

For a list of all recent grants and information about the grant program, visit www.mainecf.org. The next deadline for Hospice Fund grant proposals is Feb. 15. The Hospice Fund supports programs of nonprofit organizations in Cumberland and York counties that raise awareness of hospice and bereavement programs, increase utilization and/or the quality of end-of-life services, and support hospice volunteers.

For more information, contact Director of Grantmaking Laura Lee at (207) 412-0838 or [email protected]