Distributions have been completed for 2023

2024 applications will be accepted starting April 1st with a deadline (postmarked) by May 1st. The Board of Directors meets in July to review requests for donations and grants. Organizations will be notified of the Boards' decision by the end of July. Organizations receiving funds are required to submit a one page status report to the Foundation by March 15th of the following year.

Donation and grant requests must be mailed to the following address:

Elsie & William Viles Foundation
PO Box 319
Augusta, ME 04332-0319


(greater than $5,000 and less than $25,000)

To apply for a grant, greater than $5,000 and less than $25,000, applicants must submit a cover letter signed by either the organization's Executive Director, President, CEO or Board President. Proposals must include the following information:

Project Proposal Narrative (two pages maximum)

  • Project or purpose for which grant funding is sought.
  • How the proposed project complements the mission and activities of organization.
  • Goals (quantitative and qualitative) to be achieved by project.
  • Specific timetable of activities for attaining stated goals.

Project Budget

  • Itemized project expenses.
  • Indicate which project expenses will be covered by the Foundation.

Required Attachments

  • Current operating budget.
  • List of board of directors, officers or trustees and their affiliations.
  • IRS 501 (c)(3) Determination letter.

To apply for funding, print and complete the Grant Application form and mail 3 copies of application, narrative pages, budget information and required attachments.

Grant Application Form


(less than $5,000)

To apply for a donation less than $5,000 you must fill out the Request for Donation application and mail 3 copies of the application and 1 copy of the IRS 501 (c)(3) IRS Determination letter to the foundation.

Donation Application Form