The Huntington Common Charitable Fund (HCCF) is approaching its year-end application deadline. The HCCF seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of older adults in York County, Maine, and is stewarded by the Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation. So far in 2022, donations have totaled over $290,000.

Past projects funded by the HCCF include Saco Cycles, a program from Age Friendly Saco that gives older adults living in residential care facilities an adaptive cycling experience using a specially built TrioBike.“It has been truly heartwarming to see the joy of experiencing a bicycle ride again,” says Jean Saunders, Director at Age-Friendly Saco.

2022 HCCF funds have been awarded to support mental health supports for older adults in partnership with Sweetser, transportation services from Heart to Heart Ageless Love, and a farm share program for older adults facilitated by Good Shepherd Food Bank. “The variety of ideas and programs we see every year is inspiring,” said Rachel Peter, a Community Relations Administrator and Officer with Kennebunk Savings. “We’re honored to serve as the stewards of this fund and to help give back to older adults in this community.”

The next grant deadline is December 31st. Nonprofit organizations with programs focusing on bettering the lives of older adults in York County can apply here.