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Maine Masonic Foundation launches new grants initiative

Apr 26, 2021

Holden — Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation has announced a new matching grants initiative called “MAC - Masons Assisting Communities.” In partnership with the 177 Masonic Lodges in Maine, the Foundation has expanded its Community Focused Matching Grants Program, providing additional support to eligible local organizations and nonprofits statewide over the next year.

MAC had a soft launch in the 1st Quarter of 2021 that provided over $51,000 in grants to local nonprofits and towns where it was needed most. In 2020, the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation issued 225 grants totaling over $350,000. These matching grants combined with the Foundation’s direct grants to nonprofits, put Masonic community support at just over a half a million dollars last year and that doesn’t include the 10,000 plus hours of volunteer time given by Maine Masons every year.

The foundation is raising awareness of the expanded matching grants program through the new MAC initiative and is encouraging all community organizations and nonprofits that would like assistance to contact their local Masonic Lodge. If they need help finding a Lodge, they should visit MaineMCF.org.

 

 

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