County Profile

Cumberland

The most populous county in Maine, Cumberland County is home to the state’s largest city, Portland. About 20% of the state’s population lives in Cumberland County, its largest industries are health care and tourism.

 

Cumberland

Cumberland County at a Glance:

  • The estimated poverty rate in Cumberland County is 11.1%.*
  • Nearly 12% of children under 18 live in poverty.**
  • 18.5% of children in Cumberland County receive SNAP benefits, 34.8% of school-aged children are eligible for subsidized school meals.**
  • 20.4% of children are living with food insecurity.**
  • The infant mortality rate in Cumberland County is 5.7 per 1,000.**
  • 5 per every 1,000 children in Cumberland County are in DHHS custody.**
  • 33.8% of children in Cumberland County participate in MaineCare.**
  • 35% of people in Cumberland County are not currently in the workforce.*
  • 19.7% of the population is under the age of 18.*
  • 23.7% of the population achieved a high school degree; 44% have a bachelor’s degree or higher.*
  • The high school graduation rate for Cumberland County is 91.4%.**
*Source: American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, 2012-2016
**Source: Maine Kids Count 

Grants Awarded in this Region

DateOrganizationAwardDescriptionLocation
2018Amistad$15,000To provide support for general operations.Portland, ME
2018Bath Housing Development Corporation$40,000Two year grant to support the Comfortably Home program, which increases housing stability of low-income, elderly homeowners by increasing safety, minimizing maintenance burden, and lengthening tenure in their own homes.Bath, ME
2018Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine$115,000To support Project Aim High, an engagement program for middle school aged students in Lewiston, Portland and South Portland.Portland, ME
2018City of Portland$21,974To provide funding for a Lead Poisoning Public Outreach Mixed Media Campaign.Portland, ME
2018Conservation Law Foundation$20,000To provide support for lead poisoning prevention, research, advocacy and technical assistance in Lewiston-Auburn and Portland.Boston, MA
2018Cultivating Community$25,000To provide access to free, healthy food in Cumberland and Androscoggin Counties.Portland, ME
2018Falmouth Food Pantry$10,000To provide food to food-insecure families from Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Westbrook, and Portland.Falmouth, ME
2018Frannie Peabody Center$20,000To provide mental health and substance abuse counseling support for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Maine.Portland, ME
2018Goodwill Industries of Northern New England$90,000To provide support to the Gateway to Opportunity program, which connects low-income youth, mostly public school students in Portland, with paid learning opportunities.Portland, ME
2018Greater Portland Family Promise$20,000To support the general operations of Greater Portland Family Promise -- providing families who are experiencing homelessness with shelter, food, case management, and community support while helping them establish a sustainable living situation.Portland, ME
2018Intercultural Community Center$20,000To provide general operating support.Westbrook, ME
2018Jobs for Maine's Graduates$300,000Two year grant to support the Expanded Opportunity Passport program -- a financial capacity building, education, and matched savings program expanded to non-foster care youth who face challenges or have little or no family support.Augusta, ME
2018Lake Region Senior Service$7,000To provide support for the general operations of a transportation program serving low-income seniors and disabled residents throughout four counties in Southwestern Maine.Bridgton, ME
2018LearningWorks$25,000To provide support for an intensive, interactive English Language and Literacy Instruction Program to address barriers to employment typically encountered by New Mainers.Portland, ME
2018Maine Access Immigrant Network$10,000To support direct services for low-income refugee and immigrant communities of Greater Portland -- such as help securing health, housing, energy, transportation and other related basic needs.Portland, ME
2018Maine Inside Out$48,500To support Maine Inside Out's Leadership Council, which is a year-long effort to develop the leadership, professional experience and social capital of formerly incarcerated older youth.Portland, ME
2018Maine School Administrative District 75$4,300To provide funds to defray insurance co-payment expenses for low-income students accessing mental health counseling at the School-Based Health Center at Mt. Ararat High School.Topsham, ME
2018Mercy Hospital$50,000To support two-generation behavioral health interventions and programming at Mercy Hospital's McAuley Residence, a residential treatment home for women with co-occuring substance abuse and mental health diagnoses and their children.Portland, ME
2018Milestone Foundation$25,000To provide support for the Milestone Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Team and Emergency Homeless Shelter.Portland, ME
2018Muskie School of Public Service$75,000To support the work of the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network, to include place-based work with vulnerable older youth in greater Portland and Sanford and youth leadership and engagement work across the Network.Portland, ME
2018Pine Tree Legal Assistance$315,000Two year grant to support the existing medical-legal lead hazard partnership in Lewiston and to replication the project in the Portland area.Portland, ME
2018Portland Community Health Center$25,000To provide support for mental health services at school-based health centers at Portland's three high schools.Portland, ME
2018Portland Housing Authority$100,000To replicate Bangor Housing Authority's successful enhanced Family Self Sufficiency program at the Portland Housing Authority.Portland, ME
2018Preble Street$25,000To provide support for Preble Street's Emergency Food Programs: the Resource Center Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, the Florence House Soup Kitchen, and the Teen Center Soup Kitchen.Portland, ME
2018Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast$19,500To support, and to leverage a Department of Corrections investment in, a Lewiston-based Youth Court Early Intervention and Equal Opportunity Diversion program.Belfast, ME
2018Shalom House$15,000To provide support for an emergency fund that low-income clients may access to meet their basic housing, health, transportation and other critical needs when other payment sources have been exhausted.Portland, ME
2018Tedford Housing$15,000To provide general operating support for the provision of case management services to homeless children and their families.Brunswick, ME
2018The Opportunity Alliance$20,000To provide support for the Homelessness Prevention Project, which provides financial resources to low-income, at-risk families and youth so they can maintain and/or secure housing.South Portland, ME
2018The Progress Center$25,000To support a community kitchen program distributing healthy food to low-income people in Oxford County, including home-delivered meals to recently discharged hospital patients at risk for malnutrition.Norway, ME
2018The Root Cellar$24,500To provide food through the Friends and Neighbors Network to food insecure families in Lewiston and Portland.Portland, ME
2018United Way of Greater Portland$120,000To provide support for ConnectED, a “cradle to career” Portland-based approach focused around 5 key results: kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade reading proficiency, 8th grade math proficiency, high school graduation, and post-secondary completion.Portland, ME
2018United Way of Greater Portland$25,000To support Women United and their two-generation work in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood.Portland, ME
2018United Way of Greater Portland$150,000To support Starting Strong, a subcommittee of ConnectED's cradle-to-career initiative, supporting Portland's students ages 0-8 in the areas of grade-level reading, school readiness, and summer learning.Portland, ME
2018United Way of Greater Portland$100,000To support Thrive2027's initatives advancing grade level reading by third grade and education and employment opportunities in Greater Portland.Portland, ME
2018United Way of Greater Portland$125,000To serve as a match for new contributions to UWGP's Thrive2027 efforts to advance grade level reading by third grade and increase education and employment opportunities in Greater Portland.Portland, ME
2018United Way of Greater Portland$15,000To support United Way of Greater Portland's 2018 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2018Wayside Food Programs$15,000To provide general operating support to increase access to nutritious and culturally appropriate food in Cumberland, Oxford, and York counties.Portland, ME
2017Amistad$15,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
2017Aspen Institute$50,000To support the engagement of southern rural Maine in the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund grantee network.Washington, DC
2017Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine$50,000To support the Brain Gain Read! Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program.Portland, ME
2017Community Financial Literacy$15,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
2017Cultivating Community$15,000To provide local food for people with low to no income, including asylum-seekers.Portland, ME
2017Furniture Friends$10,000For general operating support.Westbrook, ME
2017Gedakina$20,000To support the LifeWays Program, which focuses on increased access to direct services for Native American families in Portland and Bangor.Bangor, ME
2017Goodwill Industries of Northern New England$100,000To support the Gateway to Opportunity program, which connects low-income youth to paid summer learning opportunities.Portland, ME
2017Intercultural Community Center$50,000To support a summer academic enrichment program targeted to served the needs of immigrant children in Portland and Westbrook.Westbrook, ME
2017Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine$15,000To provide support for JCA's food and diaper pantry.Portland, ME
2017Lake Region Senior Service$9,000For general operating support.Bridgton, ME
2017Locker Project$5,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
2017Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services$50,000For general operating support.Lewiston, ME
2017Mercy Hospital$15,000To provide support for their Patient Assistance Fund for adults in treatment for cancer or blood disorders who need financial help to defray the cost of non-medical expenses.Portland, ME
2017Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program$10,000For general operating support.Brunswick, ME
2017Milestone Foundation$15,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
2017Portland Adult Education$25,000To provide education, employment and financial literacy services to New Americans in greater Portland.Portland, ME
2017Portland Community Health Center$25,000To provide funding for a social worker to focus on trauma screening with all new pediatric patients.Portland, ME
2017Preble Street$25,000To provide support for Preble Street's Emergency Food Programs at the Resource Center Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, the Florence House Soup Kitchen, and the Teen Center Soup Kitchen.Portland, ME
2017Preble Street$296,000To support Preble Street's First Place, a transition-in-place housing program for homeless youth, and for the expansion of the transition-in-place model through the Maine Transitional Living Collaborative.Portland, ME
2017Preble Street$65,000To provide support for the transition of the older youth at the First Place Transitional Housing program into stable housing.Portland, ME
2017Tedford Housing$15,000For general operating support.Brunswick, ME
2017Telling Room$29,950To provide project-based summer literacy programming and creative writing instruction to English Language Learners and other under-resourced elementary and middle school students in the Greater Portland and Bangor areas.Portland, ME
2017Tri-County Mental Health Services$25,000To provide intensive family and community-based treatment for chronic and violent juvenile offenders.Lewiston, ME
2017United Way of Greater Portland$25,000To support the Women United two generation strategy.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater Portland$141,000To enable UWGP to serve as the backbone organization for the Greater Portland Workforce Initiative.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater Portland$175,000To support Starting Strong's strategies in 2017-2018.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater Portland$100,000To support Portland Public School's development and implementation of district-wide social-emotional learning strategies.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater Portland$100,000To support Portland Public School's development and implementation of district-wide equity in learning strategies.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater Portland$150,000To serve as a match for new and increased 2017 Annual Campaign pledges.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater Portland$15,000Support for United Way's 2017 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2016Amistad$15,000General operating support to address the needs of individuals with mental illness and other life challenges.Portland, ME
2016Avesta Housing Development Corporation$25,000To provide support for people transitioning from homelessness to affordable housing in Portland.Portland, ME
2016Bath Housing Development Corporation$25,000To provide comprehensive technical assistance services to four Maine Public Housing Authorities as they replicate Bath Housing’s Community Aging in Place Program.Bath, ME
2016Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine$38,315For community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Lewiston, Portland and South Portland.Portland, ME
2016City of Portland$16,963For community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Portland.Portland, ME
2016Community Concepts$224,000To support data analysis, the ability to conduct a strategic analysis of its housing capacity, and greater efficiency in transportation scheduling.Lewiston, ME
2016Community Financial Literacy$15,000To provide general operating support to provide financial education courses and individual financial and college access counseling sessions.Portland, ME
2016Cultivating Community$15,000To provide support for programs that increase access to healthy food.Portland, ME
2016Dean Snell Cancer Foundation$10,000To provide financial assistance to cancer patients being treated at New England Cancer Specialists in Brunswick.Brunswick, ME
2016Freeport Community Services$15,000To support staff and programs that serve the most vulnerable residents of Freeport and Pownal, including low-income seniors and children.Freeport, ME`
2016Furniture Friends$10,000To provide donated furniture to people in the Greater Portland area who lack basic home necessities.Westbrook, ME
2016Goodwill Industries of Northern New England$95,011For the Gateway to Opportunity pilot, an employability initiative offering at- risk youth meaningful, work-based learning projects during the summer months.Portland, ME
2016Intercultural Community Center$5,000To help low-income immigrants access housing, education and employment.Westbrook, ME
2016Intercultural Community Center$40,000For community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Westbrook.Westbrook, ME
2016Island Institute$300,000A three year grant to provide business support services to small businesses in rural coastal areas and islands in Maine.Rockland, ME
2016Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine$15,000To support the food and diaper pantry, which serves those in need in the Portland area.Portland, ME
2016Lake Region Senior Service$10,000To provide support for programs that provide transportation to low-income seniors, disabled citizens and cancer patients.Bridgton, ME
2016Lydia Home Association$150,000A two year grant to support Safe Families for Children, which arranges homestays for children in families experiencing immediate crises.Whiting, ME
2016Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program$15,000To support programs that provide food to low- income families.Brunswick, ME
2016Milestone Foundation$25,000To support Milestone's Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Team and Emergency Homeless Shelter.Portland, ME
2016Muskie School of Public Service$50,000To support Maine LEAP, a coordinated delivery of two evidence based programs to improve education and career outcomes for youth in foster care.Portland, ME
2016Muskie School of Public Service$40,000For the Data Innovation Project to provide technical assistance to Foundation-supported projects, including research and data support for Portland ConnectED.Portland, ME
2016Muskie School of Public Service$65,000To support an enhanced level of coordination and organization among all service providers who work with youth in foster care.Portland, ME
2016Muskie School of Public Service$50,000To develop and implement an employer engagement strategy to address youth workforce development in Maine.Portland, ME
2016Muskie School of Public Service$75,000To continue the implementation of the Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund work in Southern Maine as part of the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network.Portland, ME
2016Oasis Free Clinics$20,000To provide more free mental health services.Brunswick, ME
2016Portland Education Foundation$20,000To support a universal breakfast program at the Fred P. Hall School in Portland.Portland, ME
2016Preble Street$20,000To provide support for Preble Street's Emergency Food Programs at the Resource Center Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, the Florence House Soup Kitchen, and the Teen Center Soup Kitchen.Portland, ME
2016Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine$20,000To provide funding to support sexual assault education and services specific to homeless and at-risk youth.Portland, ME
2016Southern Maine Agency on Aging$10,000To provide support for the When In Need (WIN) Fund, a discretionary fund designed to support the basic human needs of older and disabled adults in southern Maine.Scarborough, ME
2016Tedford Housing$15,000To provide mental health services for clients at the Cumberland Street Emergency Housing Shelter.Brunswick, ME
2016The Gathering Place$5,000To provide general operating support for the only daytime shelter for the poor and homeless in the Midcoast Region.Brunswick, ME
2016The Opportunity Alliance$15,000To provide support for Morrison Place, which provides transitional housing and treatment for homeless individuals diagnosed with co-occurring major mental illness and substance use disorders.South Portland, ME
2016The Opportunity Alliance$100,000To provide support for business intelligence through the development of a data analytic infrastructure.South Portland, ME
2016The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce$82,320To support enhanced and expanded services for low-to- moderate-income individuals in Portland by providing employment case management, workshops, networking events, job fairs and job classes.Portland, ME
2016The Progress Center$15,000To provide support for a community kitchen program serving children, youth and families in Norway.Norway, ME
2016United Way of Greater Portland$175,000For Starting Strong, Portland’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading initiative, which works to ensure Portland students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.Portland, ME
2016United Way of Greater Portland$250,000Matching grant for the 2016 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2016United Way of Greater Portland$12,500To support the 2016 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2016Westbrook Community Services$20,000To provide support for families who need help with basic needs and services to navigate through the initial months of relocation such as school transitions and medical care.Westbrook, ME
2015Amistad$25,000To address the needs of individuals with mental illness and other life challenges; develop peer services; and advocate for changes to the mental health system.Portland, ME
2015Boy Scouts of America$15,750To expand services to boys with low-incomes in Portland, Biddeford and Saco; and to allocate additional resources for Somali youth in Lewiston.Raymond, ME
2015Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine$35,000To address summer learning loss by implementing the Brain Gain Reads program for students entering grades K through 3 in Portland, South Portland and Lewiston/Auburn.Portland, ME
2015City of Portland$14,750To incorporate literacy-related programming into Camp Play-All-Day, a summer program serving up to 150 children entering first and second grade.Portland, ME
2015Coastal Enterprises, Inc.$55,250To support activities for the second year of the Portland Jobs Alliance.Brunswick, ME
2015Cultivating Community$25,000To support programs that increase access to healthy food. Portland, ME
2015Educate Maine$198,000Two year grant to serve as the fiscal sponsor for Count Me In, an initiative focused on partnering with school districts and communities to decrease chronic absenteeism by implementing evidence-based practices.Portland, ME
2015Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges$40,646To support an automotive technician training program.South Portland, ME
2015Lake Region Senior Service$5,000To support transportation programs for low-income seniors, disabled citizens, and cancer patients.Bridgton, ME
2015LearningWorks$51,000To support a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.Portland, ME
2015Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services$20,000Two year grant to provide cultural brokering and interpretation services for a juvenile justice collaborative in Lewiston.Lewiston, ME
2015MaineHealth Care At Home$25,000To support the Pediatric Social Work/Navigator Program, which helps children and families coping with the challenges of cancer; and  the Pediatric Telehealth Oncology Program, which allows families to access care from their homes.Saco, ME
2015Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program$20,000To support programs that provide food to low-income families.Brunswick, ME
2015Milestone Foundation$25,000To support the Milestone Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Team and Emergency Homeless Shelter. Portland, ME
2015Muskie School of Public Service$119,500Two year grant to support the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network’s implementation plan to provide comprehensive, coordinated supports and opportunities to vulnerable older youth.Portland, ME
2015My Place Teen Center$12,000To develop an outcomes data and measurement system.Westbrook, ME
2015Peregrine Corp.$20,000To support the renovation and repair needs for their South Portland building.South Portland, ME
2015Portland Adult Education$172,985To make programmatic and instructional improvements, that reflect best practices, to the adult English for Speakers of Other Languages programs.Portland, ME
2015Portland Adult Education$94,000To enhance and expand services for low- to moderate-income individuals in Portland.Portland, ME
2015Portland Public Library$8,000To launch a series of book discussions on the national bestselling book Being Mortal, which deals with end-of-life issues.Portland, ME
2015Portland Public Schools$100,000To provide a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.Portland, ME
2015Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce$10,000To support the Growing Portland initiative and the continued planning and implementation of the economic development work plan for Portland and the region.Portland, ME
2015Preble Street$50,000To support the Emergency Food Program.Portland, ME
2015RSU 14$15,000To support the district's backpack program, which provides food to food-insecure children over weekends and holidays throughout the school year.Windham, ME
2015Shalom House$25,000To support programs that find stable housing and support services for long-term homeless individuals.Portland, ME
2015South Portland Food Cupboard$10,000To support the purchase and distribution of nutritious foods to those in need in South Portland.South Portland, ME
2015Southern Maine Community College Foundation$39,800To support MySuccess in the 2016-2017 school year.South Portland, ME
2015Tedford Housing$22,500To support mental health services for clients at the Cumberland Street Emergency Housing Shelter in Brunswick.Brunswick, ME
2015The Center for Grieving Children$20,000To support the Tender Living Care Program,  which provides education and emotional support to families when a parent or caregiver is diagnosed with a life impacting illness, including cancer.Portland, ME
2015The Opportunity Alliance$20,000To support the Children's Outpatient Therapy program, which provides mental health assessment and treatment services to children and their families.South Portland, ME
2015The Opportunity Alliance$80,000For capacity building.South Portland, ME
2015The Root Cellar$10,000To provide funding to purchase food for families in Portland and Lewiston.Portland, ME
2015United Way of Greater Portland$75,000To support Starting Strong - a community based effort to improve academic achievemnet.Portland, ME
2015United Way of Greater Portland$63,500For capacity building related to the Community Goal Setting Process and Implementation.Portland, ME
2015United Way of Greater Portland$250,000Matching grant for the 2015 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2015United Way of Greater Portland$25,000To support the Campaign for Grade Level Reading.Portland, ME
2015United Way of Greater Portland$12,500To support the 2015 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2015University of New England$25,000To provide incentives that will increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables for participants in a SNAP benefit study.Biddeford, ME
2014Amistad$15,000To provide operating support for individuals with mental illness and other life challenges; to develop peer services; and to advocate for changes to the mental health system.Portland, ME
2014Avesta Housing Development Corporation$25,000To provide for conceptual site plans and a study for the redevelopment of land to allow for the expansion of services to people with low income.Portland, ME
2014Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine$46,800To address summer learning loss through the implementation of Brain Gain Reads, a program focused on literacy enrichment for students K – 3.Portland, ME
2014Center for Applied Linguistics$14,610To design and conduct an evaluation of Portland Public School System’s Adult Education English Language Learner Program.Washington, DC
2014Coastal Enterprises, Inc.$75,106To support employer outreach, data maintenance and the coordination of partnerships within the Portland Jobs Alliance.Brunswick, ME
2014Cultivating Community$20,000For a community initiative that promotes access to locally grown and healthy foods in Portland Public Schools.Portland, ME
2014Day One$20,000To provide funding to support staff and program costs for mental health and case management services to immigrant and refugee street and homeless youth.South Portland, ME
2014Educate Maine$99,000To act as fiscal sponsor for the implementation team of Count ME In, a data-driven community based model to address the problem of chronic absenteeism in Maine.Portland, ME
2014Freeport Community Services$15,000To provide funding to support staff and programs which provide direct services to the most vulnerable residents of Freeport and Pownal, including low-income seniors and children.Freeport, ME`
2014Furniture Friends$10,000To provide general operating support to supply and deliver free furniture to people in need in the Greater Portland area.Westbrook, ME
2014Hospice of Southern Maine$15,000To provide operating support for medical, emotional, and spiritual services for cancer patients who are seriously ill with a terminal diagnosis.Scarborough, ME
2014Lake Region Senior Service$10,000To provide transportation to low-income seniors, disabled citizens and cancer patients.Bridgton, ME
2014Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services$15,000To provide general operating support.Lewiston, ME
2014MaineHealth Care At Home$25,000To provide funding for pediatric social work services to support children and their families navigating the challenges of cancer.Saco, ME
2014Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program$15,000To provide operating support for programs that provide food to low-income families.Brunswick, ME
2014Midcoast Maine Community Action$15,000To provide funding to support families and individuals with emergency needs and complete accessibility repairs to enable the elderly to remain at home.Bath, ME
2014Milestone Foundation$15,000To provide funding to support homeless individuals in Portland experiencing chronic health and substance use issues.Portland, ME
2014Portland Adult Education$104,100To support employment case management services, to provide soft skills and job readiness skills employment workshops, and to expand the hours for the John T. Gorman Computer Lab to serve waitlisted students and job seekers.Portland, ME
2014Portland Public Schools$15,000To provide supplemental funding for the implementation of a summer learning program aimed at addressing summer learning loss.Portland, ME
2014Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce$10,000To provide organizational and staffing support for Growing Portland, a collaborative effort among universities, businesses, research institutions and others to create and implement an economic development work plan for Portland and the region.Portland, ME
2014Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce$82,320To provide organizational and staffing support for the Portland Workforce Initiative, which seeks to create a coordinated continuum of education, training and other services designed to connect marginalized, unemployed populations to employment opportunities in Portland.Portland, ME
2014Regional Transportation Program$15,000To provide funding for transportation for the elderly, social service agency clients, the economically disadvantaged, and people with disabilities throughout Cumberland county.Portland, ME
2014Seeds of Independence$150,000To support disadvantaged youth by enhancing Seeds’ volunteer-based programs, enhance measurement criteria and data collection to assess impact and strengthen programs, and expand efforts to develop collaborations.Brunswick, ME
2014Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine$20,000To provide funding for staffing for sexual assault education and services specific to homeless and at-risk youth.Portland, ME
2014South Portland Food Cupboard$10,000To provide food to low income seniors with physical limitations.South Portland, ME
2014Southern Maine Agency on Aging$20,000To provide support to reduce re-hospitalization rates of high-risk Medicare patients by providing home-delivered meals after discharge from the hospital.Scarborough, ME
2014Southern Maine Community College Foundation$125,000Two year grant to provide for a bridge program called MySuccess for youth transitioning from Portland Public Schools to SMCC in the fall of 2014 and 2015.South Portland, ME
2014Sweetser$20,000To provide one-time support for increased staff time to serve adults experiencing serious mental illness who are in need of more intensive care.Saco, ME
2014Tedford Housing$20,000To provide funding for residential support services to adults in the emergency housing shelter.Brunswick, ME
2014The Opportunity Alliance$15,000To provide funding to support mental health assessment and treatment services for children and their families.South Portland, ME
2014The Opportunity Alliance$70,400To support the technical assistance needed to bring and fully integrate a Results Based Accountability framework throughout the organization.South Portland, ME
2014The Opportunity Alliance$162,000To secure technical assistance to analyze current business practices and implement best practice recommendations agency-wide.South Portland, ME
2014The Opportunity Alliance$16,000To help families enroll in the Harold Alfond College Challenge savings program, as well as to provide ongoing education and support to families.South Portland, ME
2014United Way of Greater Portland$200,000Two year grant to support Portland ConnectEd, a cross-sector partnership committed to building a citywide cradle-to-career infrastructure and culture to support high quality education.Portland, ME
2014United Way of Greater Portland$50,000To support Starting Strong’s priority strategies that have a significant impact on third grade reading proficiency, school readiness, attendance, and summer learning.Portland, ME
2014United Way of Greater Portland$75,000To provide staffing and other support to Starting Strong, an initiative in Portland to increase third grade reading proficiency.Portland, ME
2014United Way of Greater Portland$12,500To support the 2014/2015 annual campaign.Portland, ME
2014United Way of Greater Portland$41,000To implement the Feeding Bodies Feeding Minds program, to support summer learning awareness activities, and to conduct a summer learning community scan.Portland, ME
2014Wayside Food Programs$15,000To provide general operating support to support the provision of nutritious food in Cumberland County to those in need.Portland, ME
2013American Cancer Society$25,000To support two patient navigator programs at Maine Medical Center and Maine General.Framingham, MA
2013Amistad$25,000To provide a free basic breakfast to individuals at the Peer Support and Recovery Center.Portland, ME
2013Coastal Enterprises, Inc.$600,000A three year grant to develop the organizational infrastructure required to best deploy capital to vulnerable populations in Lewiston, Portland, Machias, and Skowhegan.Brunswick, ME
2013Day One$25,000To provide mental health counseling to youth in Greater Portland.South Portland, ME
2013Easter Seals Maine$25,000To provide Early Intervention services such as preventative physical, occupational, speech, and language therapies to disadvantaged children from birth to age 5 with disabilities, special needs, and various mental illnesses.Portland, ME
2013Frannie Peabody Center$25,000To provide direct services for clients living with co-occurring mental illness and HIV/AIDS.Portland, ME
2013King Middle School$15,000To provide support for teachers to attend trainings and for continued implementation of Student Centered Assessments to help raise math and reading scores of underserved students.Portland, ME
2013Lake Region Senior Service$5,000To provide transportation to low-income seniors and disabled citizens and cancer patients.Bridgton, ME
2013Lydia Home Association$180,000Three year grant to expand programming to serve the Lewiston, Auburn and Portland area and provide temporary supports for children when their families experience periods of substantial stress.Whiting, ME
2013MaineHealth Care At Home$15,000To support a Patient-centered, evidence based model to improve the quality of home health care to vulnerable elders at risk of hospitalization or facility placement.Saco, ME
2013Muskie School of Public Service$215,000To support Maine Roads to Quality.Portland, ME
2013Muskie School of Public Service$75,000To support the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative and facilitation of a community mapping process to document and collect outcomes of the promising programs serving youth in Southern Maine.Portland, ME
2013Portland Community Health Center$25,000To provide mental health counseling services to low-income, New Mainer patient populations.Portland, ME
2013Portland Community Health Center$25,000To provide primary care services to the most vulnerable residents of Greater Portland, while working on a business plan that will ensure sustainability.Portland, ME
2013Portland Public Schools$68,000To support the purchase of new technology in the Learning Lab, with the goal of serving ELL students currently on wait-lists.Portland, ME
2013Portland Public Schools$25,000To support the Make It Happen! Program which offers academic support, mentoring, and tutoring to 8th grade English Language Learners.Portland, ME
2013Portland Public Schools$98,710To support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in Portland Public Schools.Portland, ME
2013Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce$10,000To support planning and early implementation of an economic development work plan for Portland and the region.Portland, ME
2013Preble Street$813,000Three year grant to support the First Place program, which helps young people experiencing homelessness transition to permanent and stable housing.Portland, ME
2013Preble Street$25,000To provide crisis intervention, assessment, and casework services to adults who are homeless and struggling with mental illness.Portland, ME
2013Shalom House$15,000To provide emergency funds to individuals without the financial means to meet basic needs.Portland, ME
2013Southern Maine Agency on Aging$160,000To support programming and training for the staff of two new Adult Day Centers in Falmouth and Biddeford.Scarborough, ME
2013Spurwink Services$30,000To support the use of Every Day Counts a community based model to work with four school districts to improve student attendance.Portland, ME
2013Spurwink Services$20,000To support Spurwink's Portland Help Center, which provides outpatient mental health services for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses.Portland, ME
2013The Center for Grieving Children$15,000To provide peer support, home/hospital visits, education, and resources to families with children ages 3-18 and young adults 19-30 where the parent or caregiver is facing serious illness.Portland, ME
2013The Opportunity Alliance$285,000To contract with Metis Associates for technical assistance to develop the technological and analytical capacity to make more effective data-driven service delivery decisions.South Portland, ME
2013The Opportunity Alliance$70,000To contract with Results Based Leadership for training and technical assistance to adopt a Results Based Accountability (RBA) based approach to providing services to the community.South Portland, ME
2013United Way of Greater Portland$78,750To support continued staffing and infrastructure support for Portland ConnectED, which focuses on improving grade level reading proficiency, high school graduation rates and post-secondary success.Portland, ME
2013United Way of Mid Coast Maine$200,000Three year grant to develop an integrated and collaborative system of home visiting programs in Brunswick, Harpswell and all towns in Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties.Bath, ME
2013Youth and Family Outreach$25,000To provide support for community based pre-K in partnership with Portland Public Schools.Portland, ME
2012A Company of Girls$5,000To provide a safe and supportive after school program for girls throughout the school year.Portland, ME
2012American Cancer Society$25,000To support the Patient Navigator and the Road to Recovery Programs for patients undergoing cancer treatments.Framingham, MA
2012Amistad$28,720To provide breakfast and basic supplies for individuals experiencing or recovering from severe and persistent mental illness.Portland, ME
2012Ascentria Community Services$5,000To provide support for Camp Sign-A-Watha in Monmouth for Maine's deaf adults with developmental disabilities.Auburn, ME
2012Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick Maine$10,000To provide support for programs and services including after-school academic assistance and mentoring for young people ages 5-18, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances.Brunswick, ME
2012Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine$25,000To provide support for programs and services including after-school academic assistance and mentoring for young people ages 5-18, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances.Portland, ME
2012Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine$30,000To support programs and services, including after-school academic assistance and mentoring for young people ages 5-18, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances.Portland, ME
2012Brunswick Area Respite Care$12,000To provide support for home care services for the elderly.Brunswick, ME
2012Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake$50,000To support Maine families and children with life-threatening illnesses.Casco, ME
2012Cancer Community Center$20,000To support the well-being of individuals and their families living with cancer.South Portland, ME
2012Catholic Charities Maine$25,000To support the Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage and Hope Program (SEARCH), connecting elderly people to volunteer support to enhance independence, community integration and self-sufficiency.Portland, ME
2012City of Portland$25,000To provide the Portland Free Clinic with general operating support and to develop a long term sustainability plan.Portland, ME
2012Community Dental$31,250To support the purchase of dental supplies to provide needed services at the Farmington Dental Center.Falmouth, ME
2012Community Financial Literacy$10,000To provide general operating support for financial literacy information specific to immigrants and refugees.Portland, ME
2012Cultivating Community$20,000To improve access to fresh food for low-income people by supporting small scale, local farmers to provide a sustainable food supply in Greater Portland.Portland, ME
2012Easter Seals Maine$5,000To support early intervention services that provide physical, occupational, speech and language therapies to children with disabilities or special needs.Portland, ME
2012Educate Maine$50,000To support the College and Career Pathways Program and for general operating expenses.Portland, ME
2012Frannie Peabody Center$20,000To support services to people in Maine living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.Portland, ME
2012Hospice of Southern Maine$10,000To provide for the essential needs for terminally ill patients and their support networks.Scarborough, ME
2012Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project$50,000To support the Asylum Program, which provides legal representation and services such as: attorney consultations, legal rights orientations for immigration detainees, assistance with immigration applications for employment authorization, permanent residency, citizenship, Temporary Protected status and family-based visas.Portland, ME
2012ITNPortland$35,000To support a transportation fund for low-income seniors and visually impaired adults at places of worship in the Greater Portland.Westbrook, ME
2012LearningWorks$40,000To provide transportation and food to students attending LearningWorks' Youth Building Alternatives program, a 48 week alternative education program for out of school youth ages 16 -24.Portland, ME
2012Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program$20,000To purchase food for food pantry clients.Brunswick, ME
2012Morrison Center$15,000To provide support for a recreation program for children with disabilities.Scarborough, ME
2012My Place Teen Center$25,000To support youth programming for youth aged 10 -18.Westbrook, ME
2012New Beginnings$25,000To provide support for housing and other services for disadvantaged and disconnected youth in Androscoggin, Franklin, Cumberland, York, and Kennebec counties.Lewiston, ME
2012Northeast Hearing and Speech Center$85,000To support innovative new technology for use with iPads for children with communication and developmental disabilities.Portland, ME
2012Oasis Free Clinics$25,000To support preventative care and mental health services to very low-income clients.Brunswick, ME
2012One Tree Wholistic Learning Center$27,742To support high-quality child care services for low income families in the Redbank area of South Portland.South Portland, ME
2012People Plus$5,000To support the Volunteer Transportation Network Program, providing rides for local seniors.Brunswick, ME
2012Pine Tree Legal Assistance$175,000To support several legal services programs for low-income Maine residents.Portland, ME
2012Portland Public Schools$30,000To provide operating support for adult education in Portland.Portland, ME
2012Portland Public Schools$15,000To support the Student Centered Assessments Program, aimed at raising math and reading scores of students who are underserved.Portland, ME
2012Portland Public Schools$10,000To build a sustainable school garden for educational and healthy nutritional purposes at Riverton School while reinforcing academic skills during the summer months.Portland, ME
2012Preble Street$75,000To provide support for food programs, including food purchases, transportation, storage and preparation.Portland, ME
2012Preble Street$1,000,000To support the purchase and renovation of the Lighthouse Shelter for homeless teens.Portland, ME
2012Seeds of Independence$5,000To provide support for at-risk youth and juvenile offenders, primarily in the Freeport, Brunswick and Topsham area.Brunswick, ME
2012Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute$5,000To support the Promise Fund, an emergency fund for Mitchell Scholars from low-income families.Portland, ME
2012Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine$15,000To provide operating support to support victims of sexual violence in southern Maine.Portland, ME
2012Southern Maine Agency on Aging$30,000To provide Meals on Wheels to homebound people in York and Cumberland counties who are under 60 and disabled.Scarborough, ME
2012The Iris Network$50,000To support the needs of visually impaired Maine seniors living independently at home.Portland, ME
2012The Opportunity Alliance$50,000To support a more comprehensive and integrated approach to serving patients with a severe and persistent Mental Health Diagnosis.South Portland, ME
2012The Opportunity Alliance$200,000To provide support for the mental health care needs of individuals in the Greater Portland area.South Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater Portland$10,000To support the work of the Early Childhood Funders group.Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater Portland$93,000To improve the quality of childcare programs and the planning work for Portland ConnectEd.Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater Portland$30,000To support the Keep ME Warm Fund, to be distributed statewide for heating assistance for low income Mainers.Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater Portland$71,274To support the United Way of Greater Portland's John T. Gorman Challenge Match program.Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater Portland$75,000To fund the Portland Education Partnership's cradle to career initiative.Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater Portland$10,000To support the 2012 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2012Volunteers of America Northern New England$35,000To support employment service programs for clients that are veterans, formerly incarcerated, mentally ill, and/or homeless.Brunswick, ME
2012Wayside Food Programs$15,000To support the Food Rescue Program which sources food from over 20 vendors and redistributes it to more than 60 food pantries.Portland, ME