Community Partner Grants
THE CARIGNAN FUND FOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS will provide grants of up to $2000 to community organizations to support programming that fosters new and strengthens existing connections between Bates College and our community.
Applications will be accepted from new or established not-for-profit organizations, public agencies and businesses, serving the communities of Androscoggin County, that work with Bates students in partnership with the College. Funds are intended to support new or existing public-service projects and programs of those organizations. Successful applications will demonstrate a commitment to substantive and sustainable partnership. Funds should not be used primarily for short-term costs, but rather for capacity-building purposes such as research, infrastructure, or resources necessary to the initiative’s growth. For more information, contact Marty Deschaines at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships (207-786-8273) or click here to download an application.