Dragon Farm, an local educational nonprofit, recently received a $2,000 grant from the Saxifrage Opportunity Grants Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support the costs of a larger meeting space for its Salon series.

“This grant will help Dragon Farm host more people at our educational Salon series,” said Maura Melley, the organization’s director. “The Salons are a chance for us to hear and speak with fascinating women leaders from diverse backgrounds. We’ve grown enough to seek a larger venue in the area so all can comfortably see and hear.”

Dragon Farm was founded in 1991 with a focus on women’s leadership and working across differences to build community. Dragon Farm also acts as a fiscal agent for startup, qualified projects or programs that may want to eventually become nonprofit organizations.  For more information, call 354-0007 or visit dragonfarm.org.

With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit mainecf.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.