MEF Winter Grant Applications Available

The Maranacook Education Foundation (MEF) is pleased to announce that we will be accepting  proposals for a new, mid-winter round of grant applications.  Earlier this year, we were pleased to fund 8 outstanding projects that are currently ongoing in the district.  At this current time, we wanted to give others in our school community an opportunity to apply in the event that a new idea or need has come up since the fall application period.

MEF, founded in 2006, is a non-profit, charitable organization serving the communities of Fayette, Manchester, Mount Vernon, Readfield and Wayne.  The MEF grant program seeks to support initiatives that benefit learners of all ages and has awarded over $60,000 to date.  Members of schools, community or non-profit organizations in the district may apply. It is important to note that there has been a high rate of applications being awarded over the years so all interested applicants should apply.

MEF grants ($250.00 - $1000.00) will be awarded based on how projects:

  • enhance existing curricula or virtual learning,

  • impact under-served populations,

  • promote collaboration among schools and community, 

  • build educational infrastructure, 

  • promote health, or

  • break down barriers to education 

Application materials and information about the review process may be found on our Grant Guidelines page of our website.  Questions may also be directed to Board Member Rick Wilson at or 207-242-0855.

Proposals are due February 26, 2021.   Grant award notification will be within a week of submission.  Projects must have a timeline that begins right away , with a final report due at the end of the project period. Please review the grant guidelines carefully before submitting your proposal.

Other projects selected for previous awards are listed on the MEF website.