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The Community Foundation Atlas survey gives respondents the opportunity to describe in their own words the “most meaningful change” brought about in recent years as a result of their organizations’ support or initiative. Their unrehearsed answers are presented here in alphabetical order by organization name, with filtering and sorting options that permit customized access. Considered in their entirety, they provide a fascinating glimpse of how place-based foundations are advancing their communities’ aspirations by acting as facilitators, catalysts, conveners, advocates and trailblazers. Add your voice by posting comments providing additional insights into the nature or significance of a foundation’s work.
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  • Maine Community Foundation

    Ellsworth, Maine, United States – 1983

    We expanded our scholarship program and increased our focus on this issue around the state. More students are gaining crucial financial support through our scholarships. We are also working with businesses to build awareness of the importance of secondary education to Maine’s economic well-being.

    We expanded our scholarship program and increased our focus on this issue around the state. More students are gaining crucial financial support through our scholarships. We are also working with businesses to build awareness of the importance of secondary education to Maine’s economic well-being.

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