Twice a year West Bay Rotary, through its charitable foundation, provides financial support to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and the town of Lincolnville.

Organizations that received grants in January are Camden Rockport Middle School Japan Exchange Program; Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers; Community Investors of Knox County; Mid-coast Recovery Coalition; Midcoast Recreation Center; One Less Worry; Rosie’s Hugs and UMA Rockland.

The West Bay Rotary Foundation invites applications from nonprofits for donations up to $2,500. The donation request form is available online at and includes instructions and important criteria for submission. Applications must be received by April 1 or Oct. 15.