Gloria C. MacKenzie Foundation Seeks Grantees

If your organization is interested in applying for a grant, we invite you to proceed with our grant application process.

In order to be eligible, you must:

  • be a qualified recipient that is a tax exempt US organization with a charitable purpose stated under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • be classified as a public charity
  • benefit the residents of Maine – with priority to Penobscot, Piscataquis and Aroostook counties.
  • focus on education, vocational training and/or public non-profit development.

All grant applications will be reviewed to ensure that they meet the Foundation’s criteria as well as satisfying the Foundation’s legal and regulatory compliance requirements.

The timeline and instructions for the application process are below.

Timeline for Application Process

Initial Grant Application

» January 1:
Initial Grant Application submission opens


» March 1:
Initial Grant Application deadline
(Foundation review through April 15)

The Initial Grant Application will facilitate preliminary determination of whether your organization’s needs are consistent with our mission and if your organization qualifies for further grant consideration.

To begin the process, download and complete the Initial Grant Application

Any information you submit to the Foundation will be considered in accordance with the Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy.

Provided that your Initial Grant Application is received on time and is complete, the Foundation will review your application. If your Initial Grant Application is approved for further consideration, you will receive a letter with the Final Grant Application which must be completed and submitted by June 30. If your application does not meet our requirements, we will notify you by April 15. The applicants not being forwarded to the Final Grant Application will be notified by April 15.

Final Grant Application   

» June 30:
Final Grant Application deadline
(Foundation review through Sept 30)

The Foundation will review and respond to each Final Grant Application.  If additional information or clarification is needed, you will be contacted.  During this process, we may require a representative from your organization to make a presentation or may require that your organization provide a facility tour.  The Final Grant Application will only be accepted by US mail and must be postmarked by June 30.

Once our due diligence is complete and the Board of Directors has made a final decision regarding your grant request, you will receive a letter of acceptance or non-acceptance. You will receive your letter by September 30. If accepted, you will receive notification of the requirements remaining to complete the grant funding. Accepted grants will be distributed in December.

The Foundation reserves the right to require a written quarterly status report of the project or program through conclusion as well as any other requirements noted in the Final Grant Agreement. This report will be distributed to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

If you have a question for the Foundation during the application process, Contact Us.

Preserving the Future of Maine

Through its Mission and Vision, the Gloria C. MacKenzie Foundation hopes to improve economic growth and enhance the quality of life for the people of Maine.