McKeen Center accepting grant applications

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BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College’s Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good is accepting grant applications for up to $2,500 from local nonprofits.

For the first time this year, the center is also offering a $5,000 grant for organizations looking to “increase their impact on their constituents,” according to a press release.

Organizations in Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Freeport, Georgetown, Harpswell, Lisbon, Lisbon Falls, Phippsburg, Topsham, Woolwich and Yarmouth are eligible to apply.

The college established the grant in 2001 to help maintain local nonprofits and fund new initiatives. Since then, it has awarded nearly $250,000 to 131 projects in the greater Brunswick area, according to a press release.

More information, including the Request for Proposal and grant application, can be found at the Common Good Grant website.

All grant applications must be postmarked by Jan. 29, and organizations that move to the final round will be contacted to schedule site visits with committee members in early March. Award decisions will be released during the first week of April.