Quarterly Awards - application.

Mail in an application:

Step 1 Download the grant application file (PDF)* | (DOC);
Step 2 Complete the application - you can fill out by hand or type inside the PDF (if you have the proper software);
Step 3 Include a copy of your organization's 501(c)3 status;
Step 4 Mail or email the completed grant application and 501(c)3 status to:

Ali Bichler

MainStreet Foundation
P.O. Box 1407
Lewiston, ME 04243
Email Ali*

Applicants can also obtain a grant application the following ways:

  • Request a copy by mail by writing to: Ali Bichler, MainStreet Foundation,
    P.O. Box 1407, Lewiston, ME 04243-1407
  • Request a copy by mail by calling Ali  Bichler at 207-376-3565

Application Review Cycle

The Foundation reviews requests four times a year in February, May, August, and November. The deadline for grant applications is the 15th day of the month preceding the review month (e.g., January 15 for review in February). Applications received later than this deadline will not be considered for support until the following quarterly review meeting. Applicants will be sent a confirmation of receipt of their grant application a few days after it is received. Notification of grant decisions will be sent by mail no later than the end of the month in which the Foundation's decision-making groups meet and review grant applications.

Please follow the guidelines in the grant application carefully. Applications that do not comply with the guidelines or that do not specifically address our area of focus will not be considered for funding.

Before or after grant approval, the MainStreet Foundation may request additional information from an organization on its financial status, organization, or operations.

* Androscoggin Bank is committed to ensure the safety of your financial information. We would like to remind you that emails are not secure. Confidential information such as social security numbers, account numbers, access ID’s or passwords should not be used when communicating via email.