Community Partner Grants

THE CARIGNAN FUND FOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS provides 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 are accepted annually from new or established not-for-profit organizations, as well as public agencies 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 Peggy Rotundo at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships (207-786-8283) or click here to download an application.
DEADLINE: Because of the uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Carignan Fund applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check this website again in early 2020 for updated information.