Democracy, Journalism, & the Informed Community

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Over to $18,000 to six projects across Maine

This special grant opportunity provides support to Maine non-profit organizations for projects that deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed community. Funding for these grants is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation via the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

  •  Local Voice: Journalism and Democracy in the Underserved Community
    Oral History and Folklife Research – $3,000
  • Engaging Harpswell in Democracy Through Journalism
    Harpswell News – $2,750
  • An Uninformed Community Undermines Democracy
    Berwick Public Library – $3,000
  • Amjambo Africa Radio Initiative Pilot Program
    Ladder to the Moon Network –  $3,000
  • Dying/Laughing
    Dying/Laughing – $3,000
  • Informed Literacy in the Digital Age
    Auburn Public Library – $1,820


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