Project Graduation

matching grants

Project Graduation is a program offered by many high schools in the United States, in which organized adult-supervised activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party in lieu of student-run events with alcohol or drugs.  Events often last through the night and are held in hotels, community centers, and other venues chosen by the students. 

Project Graduation emerged in the Oxford Hills area (Paris/Norway) of Maine in 1980, the result of community energies empowered through a state initiative.  It has long since been recognized as a prototype for the nation, helping to protect the lives of graduating seniors in all states. The Charitable Foundation is proud to sponsor a grant program that matches dollars raised by a lodge that is supporting a local high school, up to $3,000.  The Foundation will now match $2 for every $1 earned for the first $1,500 raised on a program.  

Please read the guidelines for submitting a grant application here.  To apply for a matching grant for your lodge, please fill out the online application (and submit immediately with the click of a button) or download a fillable pdf application (and send via email) or download a word doc application (and email, fax or mail it to the Foundation – all information is on the form).

To support the Project Graduation Matching Grant program, click here to make a donation