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Distributions have been completed for 2019.

2020 applications may be submitted 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 a grant are expected to submit a one page status report to the Foundation by January 31st of the following year.

All donation and grant requests must be mailed to the following address:
Elsie & William Viles Foundation
PO Box 319
Augusta, ME 04332-0319


(greater than $2500 and less than $25,000)

To apply for a grant, greater than $2500 and less than $25,000, applicants must submit a cover letter signed by either the organization's Executive Director, President, CEO or Board President plus a copy of a brief proposal and summary sheet. 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 Board approved organizations operating budget.
List of board of directors, officers or trustees and their affiliations.
IRS 501 (c)(3) Determination letter.
IRS Form 990 - required on requests greater than $15,000.
Latest audited financial statement or equivalent as required by law.

To apply for the grant request, you must fill out the Request for Grant application and mail 4 copies of completed application and 1 copy of the required attachments to our foundation.

Request for Grant Application Form


(less than $2500)

To apply for a donation less than $2500 you must fill out the Request for Donation application and mail 4 copies of the application and 1 copy of the IRS 501 (c)(3) IRS Determination letter to our foundation.

Request for Donation Application Form