The Knox County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation recently awarded $34,100 in grants to 11 nonprofits, including the Knox County Homeless Coalition in Rockport, for additional fundraising and donor-support staff.

Other grant recipients include: Waterman’s Community Center on North Haven to establish the Fox Islands Outing Club and Coastal Children’s Museum in Rockland to purchase new computers, donor-tracking software, and a point-of-sale system.

The Knox County Fund is a permanent endowment that supports projects that strengthen communities in the county. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee of local leaders. The next proposal deadline is Feb. 15. Application and guidelines can be found at