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Student Committee to Award Common Good Grants for Third Year

Story posted December 17, 2003

Thanks to a restricted gift from an anonymous donor, Bowdoin College is continuing its Common Good Grant program and will award grants to area non-profit organizations for the third consecutive year.

The Common Good Grant program was established to teach Bowdoin students about grants and philanthropy while building a relationship with non-profit organizations in the greater-Brunswick community.

The grants are intended to help maintain sustained programs and to fund new initiatives that impact local communities.

A student committee will review applications and award $10,000 in grants, with no individual grant exceeding $2,500. Any non-profit organization in the greater Brunswick area (Brunswick, Topsham, Bath, Freeport, Harpswell, Bailey's Island, Orr's Island) may apply.

Applications are now available from the Bowdoin College Community Service Resource Center, and are due Monday, February 9, 2004.

For more information or to request an application, contact Kate Leach '04, Bowdoin's community service fellow, 798-4156 or kleach@bowdoin.edu. Applications can also be found online at www.bowdoin.edu/communityservice.

All applicants will be notified of funding decisions on or before Friday, March 12, 2004. Checks will be awarded Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at Bowdoin's Common Good Grant Awards Ceremony. Grants are intended for use between April 15, 2004 and April 15, 2005.

An optional grant-writing workshop for those organizations applying for the Common Good Grant will be held on Tuesday, January 20 from 9:30-11 a.m. This is an informational workshop and participation has no bearing on grant decisions.

Last year seven non-profits received Common Good Grants. Grant recipients were Bath Skate Park, Pine Tree Society, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Coffin School, Tedford Shelter, Merrymeeting AIDS Support Services, and The Jason Program.

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