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Bowdoin to Give Common Good Grants to Local Non-Profits

Story posted December 10, 2001

A student committee from Bowdoin College will review applications and award grant money to non-profit organizations in the greater Brunswick area through the Common Good Grant.

The mission of the Common Good Grant is to help sustain local non-profits serving greater Brunswick, and to fund new initiatives that impact local communities.

Any non-profit organization in greater Brunswick (Brunswick, Topsham, Bath, Freeport, Harpswell, Bailey's Island, Orr's Island) may apply for a Common Good Grant. Grants range in size from $1,000 to $3,000.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, January 18, 2002. All applicants will be notified of funding decisions on or before Friday, March 15, 2002. Checks will be awarded on April 3, 2002 at Bowdoin's Community Service Banquet. The grant is intended for use during the time period between April 15, 2002 and April 15, 2003.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Bowdoin students who are interested in grants and philanthropy. All applications will be considered by the student grants committee on a competitive basis.

For more information or an application, contact Lydia Bell, Community Service Coordinator at Bowdoin College, (207) 721-5641 or

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