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New fund supports Maine veterans; Applications sought

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND—Applications are now being solicited for the Tibor and Anna Doby Veteran Support Fund at the Maine Community Foundation.
The Doby Veteran Support Fund seeks to address the needs of rural veterans, their families, and the nonprofit providers that serve them. Grants of up to $25,000 will be made to help organizations more effectively deliver programs and services to veterans and their families living in rural regions of Maine. Proposals must be submitted by Monday, May 16. Guidelines are available at http://www.mainecf.org/.
The Doby Fund advisors are particularly interested in helping to build the capacity of community-based organizations to offer programs and case management services that provide support to veterans affected by mental and behavioral health issues.
Tibor and Anna Doby escaped the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Through the trials they endured before being granted political asylum in the U.S., they came to know firsthand the devastating effects of war. Over time the couple developed an interest in American soldiers who served in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Through their estate, they have provided support to Maine veterans and their families. 
If you have questions about the Doby Fund, contact Peter Taylor at the Maine Community Foundation at ptaylor@mainecf.org or by phone, toll-free, (877) 700-6800.
With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation partners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities.

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