Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation Grant

Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $250,000

Next deadline: Mar 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Sep 1, 2020

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Preferred: Maine, Counties in Maine: Cumberland County, Lincoln County Other eligible locations: United States

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Maine: Cumberland County, Lincoln County Other eligible locations: Maine

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About this funder:



The mission of the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation is to support charitable organizations that:

  • Provide relief to people in need of basic provisions (including food, housing, shelter)
  • Promote the humane care of animals
  • Provide health care services for the underserved
  • Conduct Public radio or television

People in Need

Applicants in this area should demonstrate that the program or service they offer clearly meets a basic need of an underserved population, which may include low-income people, youth who are court-involved, homeless families, or homebound seniors. These examples are for illustration purposes only.  For organizations with annual (cash) revenues of $5 million or less, we encourage general operating support requests.

Humane Care of Animals

The Taylor Foundation has a partnership with the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Fund in the area of animal welfare. Within the animal welfare priority, we will consider capital requests.

Health Care

Within the area of health care, the Foundation will entertain requests for oral health services, mental health services, or physical health care services. There is a priority for programs that can demonstrate they are effectively serving underserved populations. Small, one-time capital or equipment requests may be included within project budgets.

Public radio or television

There is a strong priority for larger public television or radio organizations. From time to time, the Foundation may make grants to smaller, community-based public access radio or television stations.


The Foundation’s priority is for programs that have both an environmental impact as well as a demonstrably positive impact in one of the Foundation’s other priority areas. For example, a river-bed restoration project that also preserves a species and/or improves the quality of water to a low-income area.

Colleges and universities

Support for colleges and universities will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but must include a focus on at least one of the Foundation’s other priority areas. Special consideration will also be granted to colleges or universities in the geographic priority areas. Colleges or universities interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation’s listed Bank contact before submitting an application.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be one of the following entity types:
    • 501(c)(3) public charity (but not a Type III nonfunctionally integrated supporting organization),
    • a municipality or other unit of local government (e.g., a public health department),
    • a federally recognized Tribal government, or
    • a religious organization.
  • The Foundation makes grants throughout Maine. From time to time, the Foundation may make grants to organizations with a national scope.
  • Occasional support will also be provided to:
    • Colleges and universities
    • Environmental charitable organizations in Maine


    • Priority will be given to organizations located in, or serving the areas of Boothbay Harbor, Southport, and Brunswick.
    • Grant requests for general operating support or program support are strongly encouraged and preferred, however capital requests will be considered from time to time. 


    • The Foundation will not contribute to endowments.
    • Please note that the Foundation will not fund general K-16 education programs. 
    • For all applications to the Taylor Foundation, please note that applications for projects/programs where the Foundation would be the sole funder are not considered competitive.
      • In general, the Foundation does not wish to be more than 25% of any given project budget, and no more than 5% of an organization’s budget. 
    • People in Need: 
      • Please note, however, that the Taylor Foundation does not consider general youth development programs as falling into the category of “people in need.”
    • Animal Welfare: 
      • The Taylor Foundation will not consider applicants with revenues of less than $100,000. 
    • Environment: Please note that the Foundation does not fund general public education programs around environmental awareness, nor does it typically fund land preservation/conservation.
    • Colleges and Universities: The Foundation will not provide general operating support for colleges or universities.