Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation Application Process

Step One:

Read The Guidelines:

  • Organizations serving residents of York and Cumberland Counties in Maine
  • Our priority is funding organizations providing services within York County, ME
  • Requests up to $50,000; however, the average grant size is less than $10,000
  • Choose whether to apply for operations expense OR project funding
  • Multiyear commitments for the same project are discouraged
  • Applications for consecutive years are not encouraged
  • We do not make a practice of funding capital campaigns
  • We do not fund public school districts
  • Applicants must be qualified and recognized as charities in accordance with the terms of the Internal Revenue Code


While we do not feel that most organizations will be developing new initiatives, we will accept project funding requests. Historically, the Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation has always accepted requests for operational funding.

If you have questions, email us at

Our priority is funding organizations that provide opportunities to the underserved populations (see above) which:

  • Offer a variety of educational opportunities
  • Benefit children
  • Support accessibility to the arts