Building Connections

Social Capital Grant Opportunity

The Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations is excited to announce a new grant opportunity! The Social Capital Grant was designed to develop and implement programs to address social determinants of health (SDOH) while building stronger community connections. 

This grant initiative seeks to tackle racial disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the crucial role of social capital in public health outcomes, the Permanent Commission is dedicated to supporting Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in creating innovative approaches that build community connections. 

By addressing factors such as economic stability, educational access, healthcare quality, neighborhood environment, and social context, grant recipients will not only mitigate SDOH disparities but also bolster social networks and support systems within their communities. 

We encourage applicants to embrace creativity and inclusivity, ensuring that all individuals, especially those facing additional barriers, are actively engaged in the development and implementation of their initiatives. Together, we will deepen relationships, invest in communities, support innovation, and ultimately increase social capital in historically marginalized communities across Maine. 

Submission Deadline

June 3rd, 2024


  • Applicants must be Community Based Organizations (CBO). 

  • The proposed project must be designed to benefit communities located within Maine.

Grant Amount

$25,000 - $75,000

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