PORTLAND — The Maine Community Foundation’s Start Up/Scale Up Grant Program seeks applications from in-state nonprofit organizations that help new ventures start and grow, through programs like collaborative workspaces and incubator and accelerator programs.
Grants will be awarded to organizations and projects that meet the criteria and that have the greatest potential to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine. Priority will be given to projects or organizations that:
• actively engage entrepreneurs through programs, networking, problem-solving with peers and others, and providing access to resources;
• support entrepreneurs and businesses in rural communities and in areas with limited access to resources;
• serve entrepreneurs and businesses founded or led by women and Black, indigenous, and other people of color; and
• include partnerships and collaborations…