County Profile

Statewide

Maine is the 12th smallest state by area in the United States and the 9th least populous. Maine’s per capita personal income is $34,000, about 34th in the nation. As of May 2018, Maine’s unemployment rate is 3.0%. Maine has 16 counties.

At the John T. Gorman Foundation, we advance and invest in innovative ideas and opportunities that improve the lives of Maine’s most vulnerable people. Please explore more of our work in the state below.

 

Statewide

Maine at a Glance:

  • 17.5% of children under 18 live in poverty.*
  • 26.1% of children in Maine receive SNAP benefits, 48% of school-aged children are eligible for subsidized school meals.*
  • 23.3% of children are living with food insecurity.*
  • The infant mortality rate in Maine is 6.7 per 1,000.*
  • 7 per every 1,000 children in Maine are in DHHS custody.*
  • Nearly 48% of children participate in MaineCare.*
  • The high school graduation rate for the state is 87.6%.*
  • The median household income is $51,419.*

 

*Source: Maine Kids Count 

Grants Awarded in this Region

DateOrganizationAwardDescriptionLocation
2018Annie E. Casey Foundation$75,000To provide support for technical assistance and evaluation of Maine's Learn, Earn, Achieve Potential (LEAP) site.Baltimore, MD
2018Axiom Education and Training Center$525,000Three year grant to establish a statewide digital literacy training program to improve employment outcomes and serve as a national model.Machias, ME
2018Bangor Area Homeless Shelter$15,000To provide support for general operations to address the needs of men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Greater Bangor area.Bangor, ME
2018Council for a Strong America$50,000To support their work with the Right from the Start Coalition, which is working to ensure that Maine's children have equal access to high quality early care and education opportunities.Topsham, ME
2018Day One$15,000To provide stable housing supports to low-income and homeless youth in the Street Youth Outreach, Residential, and Corrections programs through assistance with with rent, security deposits, and basic apartment necessities.South Portland, ME
2018Educate Maine$50,000To provide support for the general operations of Educate Maine as the backbone organization of the MaineSpark Coalition.Portland, ME
2018Educate Maine$50,000To support the development and distribution of the 2018 Education Indicators for Maine report and two related policy briefs.Portland, ME
2018Foundation for a Strong Maine Economy$100,000To align FocusMaine's sector-specific efforts with broader job training and workforce development efforts in the state, and to support organizational efforts to research and implement best practice models and policies.Augusta, ME
2018Foundation for a Strong Maine Economy$100,000To support FocusMaine, a ten-year initiative to strengthen and accelerate job growth and skills development in three traded sector industries – traceable foods (agriculture and aquaculture) and biopharmaceutical manufacturing – and to support programming that will result in a skilled workforce ready to sustain these sectors.Augusta, ME
2018Four Directions Development Corporation$15,000To provide support for general operations to provide access to safe, quality housing for members of the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot tribes, mostly located in Aroostook, Penobscot, and Washington counties.Orono, ME
2018Friends of Aroostook$10,000To provide support for general operations to provide fresh produce to low-income people living in Aroostook, Washington, Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.Houlton, ME
2018Genesis Community Loan Fund$25,000To provide support for capacity building activities to strengthen existing infrastructure and increase delivery of services.Brunswick, ME
2018Good Shepherd Food Bank$15,000To provide support for general operations to combat hunger in Maine by increasing access to nutritious food for underprivileged individuals and families throughout the state.Auburn, ME
2018Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project$15,000To provide support for general operations for legal services provided to Maine's low-income immigrant community.Portland, ME
2018Island Institute$25,000To support outreach and education efforts to scale lessons learned from broadband work with 42 island and coastal communities.Rockland, ME
2018Jobs for Maine's Graduates$25,000To provide general operating support.Augusta, ME
2018Legal Services for the Elderly$100,000Two year grant to provide funds for the Elder Abuse Prevention and Response Program.Augusta, ME
2018Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging$300,000Two year grant to support five Meals On Wheels programs and the EZ Fix home repair program.Augusta, ME
2018Maine Association of Nonprofits$10,000To provide operating support for professional development, advocacy, and management resource needs of Maine's nonprofit organizations.Portland, ME
2018Maine Cancer Foundation$150,000To create the John T. Gorman Cancer Fund, which will support organizations and programs that are working to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Maine and/or to support cancer patients.Falmouth, ME
2018Maine Community Action Association$240,000Two year grant to support six transportation programs serving Maine seniors in under-served areas.East Wilton, ME
2018Maine Community Foundation$21,500To fund work with the Data Innovation Project, who will provide support, training, and technical assitance to MCF's cohort of Early Childhood Planning grantees.Portland, ME
2018Maine Equal Justice Partners$95,000To support the Invest in Tomorrow initiative, a diverse group of stakeholders working to develop and publish policy recommendations with the goal of increasing economic opportunities for Maine families in poverty.Augusta, ME
2018Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation$25,000To support the broadcasting of stories/reports that focus on the issues facing one of the Foundation's priority populations: older vulnerable youth.Lewiston, ME
2018Maine Quality Counts$30,000To complete a one-year research study that examines the primary and secondary drivers of infant mortality in Maine and explores opportunities for improvement.Manchester, ME
2018Maine Women's Policy Center$60,000To provide support for outreach efforts, working toward the development of an active constituency to support early childhood programs in Maine.Augusta, 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
2018Muskie School of Public Service$115,000To support year three of the Maine Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential initiative, which helps young people transitioning from foster care, involved with the Juvenile Justice system, or currently/recently homeless to complete high school and transition into post-secondary education or employment.Portland, ME
2018Muskie School of Public Service$50,000To increase the number of practioners in Maine who have been trained in Results Based Facilitation and to provide technical assistance, coaching, and programmatic support to the John T. Gorman Fellowship and participating Fellows.Portland, ME
2018Muskie School of Public Service$20,000To provide funds for the Data Innovation Project to work with The Opportunity Alliance to document their process and progress toward implementing an agency-wide RBA approach to their work.Portland, ME
2018Muskie School of Public Service$75,000To support the Maine Youth Justice Continuum of Care Road Map -- a blueprint for the creation of a system of in-home, community-based, and evidence-based out-of-home services for youth in Maine as an alternative to incarceration.Portland, ME
2018NAMI Maine$50,000To provide support for general operations.Augusta, ME
2018New Beginnings$25,000To provide program support for the only 24-hour shelter for runaway and homeless teens in Maine.Lewiston, ME
2018New Beginnings$75,000To support a statewide Youth Action Board, with representation from youth with lived experience of homeless, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems, which will advocate for policy/system change across sectors to improve the lives of Maine's vulnerable youth.Lewiston, ME
2018Preble Street$60,000To support non-partisan advocacy and education efforts and to organize people with the lived experiences of homelessness and hunger to inform voters, policy makers, and service providers.Portland, ME
2018Safe Families for Children Alliance$50,000To support the staffing costs for one to two positions charged with overseeing referrals, supervising family coaches, and connecting children and families to referral sources.Chicago, IL
2018Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute$450,000Three year grant to support the Promise Scholar program -- which combines college scholarships with personal support, leadership opportunities, and career development -- for new cohorts in 2018, 2019, and 2020.Portland, ME
2018Sunrise Opportunities$100,000To support their role as an organizational partner for Family Futures Downeast, a two-generational program that combines post-secondary and career programming for Washington County parents with early childhood education for their children.Machias, ME
2018The University of Maine System$60,000Two year grant to identify and match seniors needing support with volunteers who will provide weekly visits, occasional necessary transportation, and information on resources and programs that support independent living.Orono, ME
2018University of Maine School of Law Foundation$197,000Two year grant to support the Juvenile Justice Reform Project, which develops and advocates for key reforms needed to ensure that youth involved in Maine's juvenile justice system can become successful adults.Portland, ME
2018University of Maine System - New Ventures Maine$250,000To enable New Ventures Maine to serve as the backbone organization for CA$H Maine, a statewide collaboration of ten regional CA$H Coalitions that delivers financial education, coaching, and matched savings programs to low-income Maine families.Augusta, Maine
2018University of Southern Maine Foundation$75,000To support the Promise Scholarship Program, which supports Maine's low-income, primarily first-generation, students by providing financial aid and guidance to succeed in college.Portland, ME
2017Annie E. Casey Foundation$75,000To provide technical assistance for Learn, Earn, Achieve Potential (LEAP) sites nationally.Baltimore, MD
2017Central Maine Medical Center$15,000To support the Maine Fund for Cancer Patients at the Dempsey Center.Lewiston, ME
2017Council for a Strong America$55,000To support the Right from the Start Coalition's early care and education policies to increase quality, access, and affordability.Topsham, ME
2017Educate Maine$50,000To support the development and distributribution of the 2017 Education Indicators for Maine report and two related policy briefs.Portland, ME
2017Educate Maine$98,000To provide support for the expanded implementation of Count ME In.Portland, ME
2017Friends of Aroostook$10,000For general operating support.Houlton, ME
2017Grahamtastic Connection$15,000To provide laptops, tablets and internet access to children in Maine who are battling cancer.Springvale, ME
2017Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project$25,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
2017Island Institute$100,000To support broadband expansion to island and coastal communities in Maine.Rockland, ME
2017Maine Association of Nonprofits$10,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
2017Maine Children's Alliance$50,000To support the development of a comprehensive policy platform to improve the quality of early learning experiences for all Maine children.Augusta, ME
2017Maine Equal Justice Partners$50,000For general operating support.Augusta, ME
2017Maine Medical Center$24,000To provide support for patients and providers by helping patients screen for secondary cancers at two clinics, one in Portland and the other in Augusta.Portland, ME
2017Maine Philanthropy Center$19,000For general operating support, sponsorship of the 2018 Philanthropy Partners Conference in May, and to support the work of the advocacy commitee.Portland, ME
2017Muskie School of Public Service$80,000To support their technical assistance to Foundation grantees, including Portland ConnectED, Starting Strong, Summer learning sites, and Maine Sea Coast Mission.Portland, ME
2017Muskie School of Public Service$115,000To support Year 2 of Maine's Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) Social Innovation Fund Initiative.Portland, ME
2017National Conference of State Legislatures Foundation$30,000To provide sponsorship for a two generation conference in Maine.Denver, CO
2017Portland Public Schools$26,136To support a partnership between King Middle School and four other Maine schools to adopt an interdisciplinary, experiential-based model for teaching and learning.Portland, ME
2017Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute$260,000To provide ten Promise Scholars with scholarships each year for four years as well as wrap-around supports to expand academic and career opportunities.Portland, ME
2017University of Maine School of Law Foundation$83,000To support juvenile justice reforms regarding sealed records, age appropriate mental intent standards, creation of a continuum of care, and the creation of the Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law.Portland, ME
2017University Of Maine System - New Ventures Maine$250,000To provide support to continue and expand the work of the Maine CA$H coalitions in advancing financial capability of Maine families.Augusta, ME
2017University System of New Hampshire - Carsey School of Public Policy$24,097To support a data scan related to Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the state of Maine.Durham, NH
2017University System of New Hampshire - Carsey School of Public Policy$46,353To support the production of a Maine demographic analysis and a policy scan relevant to the Foundation's priority areas.Durham, NH
2017University System of New Hampshire - Carsey School of Public Policy$42,976To support the production of three publications and an overview all focused on older youth transition to adulthood.Durham, NH
2016AARP Foundation$100,000A two year grant to support AARP Maine's engagement of local organizations and citizens over the age of 50, and to create additional infrastructure to support localities investing in preparing for aging residents.Washington, DC
2016Alfond Scholarship Foundation$50,000For a systematic and objective evaluation of its Children's Savings Account program, the Harold Alfond College Challenge.Portland, ME
2016American Cancer Society$25,000To support the Patient Navigation Programs at Maine Medical Center and Maine General Medical Center and the for the Road to Recovery transportation program.Framingham, MA
2016Avesta Housing Development Corporation$32,000For the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition to support outreach and education work on lead poisoning prevention and affordable senior housing, as well as an update to senior housing research.Portland, ME
2016Boy Scouts of America$15,750To provide support for the Scout Program Aid Initiative in six scouting units in under-served Maine communities.Raymond, ME
2016Catholic Charities Maine$25,000To provide support to homebound seniors in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Franklin counties.Portland, ME
2016Day One$25,000To help homeless youth and other vulnerable young people obtain stable housing.South Portland, ME
2016Educate Maine$50,000To develop and distribute the Education Indicators for Maine 2016 report and to support the production of three policy briefs.Portland, ME
2016Foundation for a Strong Maine Economy$40,000For FocusMaine, which works to advance and strengthen new economic sectors in Maine.Augusta, ME
2016Good Shepherd Food Bank$15,000To provide general operating support.Auburn, ME
2016Grahamtastic Connection$15,000To provide laptops, tablets and internet access for children in Maine who are battling cancer.Springvale, ME
2016Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project$15,000To provide general operating support for legal services to Maine's low-income immigrants.Portland, ME
2016Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging$300,000A two year grant to help Maine’s five area agencies on aging meet the growing demand by older adults for access to food and home repair services.Augusta, ME
2016Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services$17,600To train juvenile defense attorneys.Augusta, ME
2016Maine Community Action Association$240,000A two year grant to support six programs (Community Concepts, KVCAP, Penquis, Waldo CAP, Washington Hancock CAP and York County Cap) that provide transportation for seniors in underserved areas.E. Wilton, ME
2016Maine Equal Justice Partners$90,000To build a broad base of support for solutions to child poverty by identifying indicators and developing a scorecard to measure outcomes of assistance programs.Augusta, ME
2016Maine Women's Policy Center$80,000To research, write and publish a white paper documenting the current status of key programs that serve children and families, and to support other policy-related activitiesAugusta, ME
2016Muskie School of Public Service$41,000For the Maine Juvenile Justice Collateral Consequences Report.Portland, ME
2016Rosscare$12,000To support the monthly subsidy given to low-income subscribers of EMHS LiveSAFE, a service which allows seniors to continue to live independently and safely in their own homes.Bangor, ME
2016Sunrise County Economic Council$89,930To identify new opportunities for Maine Tribes to better represent and serve their most vulnerable families through Wabanaki Aspirations, a collaborative entity that supports and incubates responsive, culturally competent services.Machias, ME
2016The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society$15,000To provide assistance with travel and other expenses for Maine patients undergoing cancer treatment.Natick, MA
2016The University of Maine System$60,000A two-year grant to expand the capacity of staff to identify and accommodate the needs of the disabled aging population in the region.Bangor, ME
2016University of Maine School of Law Foundation$31,000For the Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP), through which law students and faculty will research, develop, and advocate for several key reforms needed to ensure that children involved in the Maine juvenile justice system have a successful transition away from that system and into adulthood.Portland, ME
2016University of New England$93,500To provide support to develop a comprehensive, state-wide plan to address the impacts of trauma in children and families.Biddeford, ME
2015AARP Foundation$154,000To support AARP Maine's work with communities and nonprofit organizations creating age friendly communities.Washington, DC
2015American Cancer Society$25,000To support the Patient Navigation Programs at Maine Medical Center and Maine General Medical Center.Framingham, MA
2015Androscoggin Home Health Services$25,000To provide volunteer and bereavement services for hospice patients and their families who are  impacted by cancer.Lewiston, ME
2015Avesta Housing Development Corporation$25,000For general operating support for the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition.Portland, ME
2015Avesta Housing Development Corporation$25,000To support Maine Affordable Housing Coalition's advocacy efforts regarding the implementation of Maine's new lead poisoning prevention law.Portland, ME
2015Cancer Community Center$15,000To support the Maine Buddy Program, a statewide phone-based cancer support and peer connection program serving rural areas of the state.South Portland, ME
2015Cancer Support Center of Maine$5,000To support services to Maine people affected by cancer.Bucksport, ME
2015Community Housing of Maine$5,000To support efforts to address the long-term mental health needs of chronically homeless clients.Portland, ME
2015Council for a Strong America$30,000To develop a model for linking non-traditional advocates (admirals, generals, police, and business leaders) with early childhood issues.Topsham, ME
2015Council for a Strong America$55,000For early childhood education and child care advocacy.Topsham, ME
2015Easter Seals Maine$25,000To provide mental health support to veterans, service members, and their families.Portland, ME
2015Educate Maine$25,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
2015Frannie Peabody Center$25,000To provide mental health services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Maine.Portland, ME
2015Grahamtastic Connection$20,000To provide laptops, tablets and Internet access for children in Maine who are battling cancer.Springvale, ME
2015Jobs for Maine's Graduates$25,000To support the new position of JMG Transition Specialist, which helps youth in the Foster Care system successfully complete high school and transition to, persist in, and complete post-secondary education.Augusta, ME
2015Jobs for Maine's Graduates$250,000Two year grant to pilot a retention program at four public university and community college campuses, targeting youth in foster care, non-traditional students who have obtained a high school equivalency diploma through alternative education within the past five years, and students who have been enrolled in high school programs offered by JMG.Augusta, ME
2015Jobs for Maine's Graduates$360,000Three year grant to expand the Opportunity Passport matched savings program in Maine.Augusta, ME
2015Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging$35,000Two year grant to support the creation of a Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.Augusta, ME
2015Maine Children's Alliance$42,000For capacity building.Augusta, ME
2015Maine Equal Justice Partners$20,000For capacity building and technical assistance.Augusta, ME
2015OHI$20,000To provide funding to increase recovery while decreasing isolation for people with mental illness through social integration, opportunities for recreation, and peer supports.Hermon, ME
2015Penobscot Community Health Care$25,000To provide mental health services to clients in the Hope House Health and Living Center.Bangor, ME
2015Penquis$200,000To provide funding for the Maine Family Development Account Program.Bangor, ME
2015Pine Tree Legal Assistance$180,000Two year grant to support the KIDS LEGAL Fellowship, focused on issues related to the successful transition of vulnerable older youth to adulthood.Portland, ME
2015The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Maine Chapter$25,000To provide assistance with travel and other expenses  for Maine patients undergoing cancer treatment. Natick, MA
2015The Opportunity Alliance$80,000For capacity building.South Portland, ME
2015University of Maine School of Law Foundation$45,000To support the Clinic's work helping unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth.Portland, ME
2015Wayside Food Programs$50,000To provide supplemental food for individuals being impacted by a change in food voucher benefits.Portland, ME
2014AARP Foundation$75,000To provide technical assistance to Maine communities that are planning for the needs of Maine’s aging population.Washington, DC
2014Alfond Scholarship Foundation$12,000To provide matching funds for families with children participating in Head Start who open college savings accounts.Portland, ME
2014American Cancer Society$20,000To provide ongoing funding to support the Patient Navigation Programs at Maine Medical Center and Maine General Medical Center.Framingham, MA
2014Ascentria Community Services$10,000To provide people suffering from mental illness with opportunities for community, social and peer engagement and recreation.Auburn, ME
2014Aspen Institute$200,000Three year grant to support the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network's efforts to build and expand pathways to opportunity for Southern Maine’s disadvantaged youth and young adults.Washington, DC
2014Avesta Housing Development Corporation$31,500To research the availability, quality and affordability of housing for Maine’s seniors and assess senior housing needs in the coming years.Portland, ME
2014Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy$100,000To connect teen mentors to young children learning to read through the establishment of 20 Teen Trendsetter programs in Maine.Limington, ME
2014Biddeford Free Clinic$18,000To provide non-narcotic medications to people living in poverty without health insurance and assist low-income residents in paying for expensive life-saving medications.Biddeford, ME
2014Cancer Community Center$15,000To provide support for the Cancer Survivorship Program which provides free classes, support groups, and resources to help cancer survivors transition from active treatment to life after cancer.South Portland, ME
2014Educate Maine$40,000To provide support for the 2015 Education Indicators for Maine Report and organizational operating costs.Portland, ME
2014Foundation for a Strong Maine Economy$50,000To support the Maine Economic Focus Initiative, which will undertake the data-gathering and analysis needed to target a small number of industries that have the potential to revitalize Maine’s economy and provide opportunities for family sustaining wages.Augusta, ME
2014Grahamtastic Connection$15,000To provide laptops, tablets and internet access for children in Maine who are battling cancer.Springvale, ME
2014Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project$15,000To provide general operating support for legal services to Maine's low income immigrants.Portland, ME
2014Legal Services for the Elderly$539,000Three year grant to support a statewide public awareness and education campaign focused on elder maltreatment, and to ensure that all victims who contact LSE for services receive the help that they need.Augusta, ME
2014Maine Association of Nonprofits$10,000Two year grant to provide general operating support.Portland, ME
2014Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault$48,552To conduct a statewide needs assessment and develop an associated action plan regarding human trafficking and exploitation.Augusta, ME
2014Maine Equal Justice Partners$75,000To support advocacy efforts focused on improving federal and state programs that connect Maine people with low income to educational and employment opportunities.Augusta, ME
2014Maine Hospice Council$20,250To provide funding to sustain the ongoing work of the program.Augusta, ME
2014Muskie School of Public Service$75,000To support the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund implementation plan.Portland, ME
2014Muskie School of Public Service$331,000To improve the quality of child care programs in Maine by supporting providers pursuing national accreditation.Portland, ME
2014New Beginnings$20,000To provide program support for an emergency shelter for youth, the only 24-hour shelter for runaway and homeless teens in Maine.Lewiston, ME
2014The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Maine Chapter$15,000To provide assistance with travel and other expenses to Maine patients undergoing cancer treatment.Natick, MA
2014The Shaw House$15,000To provide general operating support for services, shelter and support for homeless and at-risk youth throughout five counties in Maine.Bangor, ME
2014University of Maine System - New Ventures Maine$860,000Three year grant to build the capacity of CA$H Coalitions statewide to help families become more financially stable, to enhance access to financial training services and products, and to support the creation of a policy and research agenda.Augusta, ME
2014University System of New Hampshire - Carsey School of Public Policy$50,300To produce a data report about the well-being of Maine’s seniors.Durham, NH
2013Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association - Maine Chapter$25,000To provide outreach to physicians, health centers, and community centers statewide and connect with newly diagnosed patients and their families dealing with all stages of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.Scarborough, ME
2013Bangor Housing Authority$20,000To develop an enhanced Family Self Sufficiency program based on data provided by Brandeis University researchers.Bangor, ME
2013Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake$25,000To provide free camp retreats for Maine families who have a child with a cancer diagnosis.Casco, ME
2013Cancer Community Center$25,000To provide free classes, support groups and resources to help cancer survivors transition from active treatment to life after cancer.South Portland, ME
2013Educare Central Maine$75,000A three year grant to support the “Shared Services Model,” a web-based platform for licensed child care providers to share costs and access national discounts and professional resources, including training and technical assistance.Waterville, ME
2013Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges$131,200To redesign and strengthen its student academic support services by creating a student success center that offers advising, tutoring, and testing services.South Portland, ME
2013Good Shepherd Food Bank$100,000To purchase nutritional foods for distribution to pantries throughout the winter, and increased capacity for safer, more reliable winter food distributions.Auburn, ME
2013Grahamtastic Connection$15,000To provide laptops, tablets and internet access for children in Maine who are battling cancer.Springvale, ME
2013Jim Casey Youth Opportunities$50,000To support the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative, an effort focused on increasing educational and employment success for youth transitioning from foster care into adulthood.St. Louis, MO
2013Legal Services for the Elderly$75,000To provide support for the creation of a handbook and media campaign to help low-income seniors become more aware of financial exploitation.Augusta, ME
2013Legal Services for the Elderly$25,000To provide advocacy services for seniors at risk of losing their home/housing or home care services.Augusta, ME
2013Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging$27,000To support Maine Council on Aging’s efforts to begin the coordination of round table discussions on Aging in Maine.Augusta, ME
2013Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging$265,000To expand the Money Minders program and for training community health workers to help Maine seniors age in place.Augusta, ME
2013Maine Center on Deafness$25,000To provide telecoil-equipped hearing aids to low-income Maine seniors.Portland, ME
2013Maine Children's Trust$78,000To support the promotion of family engagement in child care programs by using a Strengthening Families model and Maine Roads to Quality resources to improve the quality of early care and education for children in Maine.Hallowell, ME
2013Maine Medical Center$25,000To support oncology patients with comprehensive patient educational materials and other supports to ensure a safe transition from the hospital to the home setting; and support unmet patient needs for housing, transportation and food, in particular those traveling long distances.Portland, ME
2013Maine People's Resource Center$60,000To support education and outreach regarding federal funding for Medicaid expansion.Portland, ME
2013Muskie School of Public Service$73,324To support data and research activities related to helping more Maine youth successfully transition to adulthood.Portland, ME
2013Pine Tree Legal Assistance$150,000To support a two-year fellowship for an attorney in the Kids Legal Unit to represent children and their families, particularly in educational matters.Portland, ME
2013Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute$468,000A three year grant to provide post-secondary scholarships, mentoring, and academic supports to youth aging out of foster care and other disadvantaged young people.Portland, ME
2013Spurwink Services$300,000A two year grant to support expansion of the Building Assets Reducing Risks program.Portland, ME
2013The Iris Network$25,000To help seniors, who would otherwise be dependent on nursing and medical care, learn the skills to remain independent in their homes.Portland, ME
2013United Way of Greater Portland$100,000To support the Keep Me Warm Fund, which will distribute funds statewide for heating assistance to low-income Mainers in the 2013/2014 winter months.Portland, ME
2013United Way of Greater Portland$197,000To support increased participation in the CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings & Hope) Campaign sites, enroll families in a 529 savings initiative, and assist families in applying for the Next Gen and Harold Alfond college savings plans.Portland, ME
2013University of Maine System - New Ventures Maine$100,000A two year grant to implement a Rainy Day Savings Program which helps at-risk Maine people save for a financial emergency.Augusta, ME
2013University of Maine System - New Ventures Maine$310,000To support the CA$H coalition and Family Development Account Coalition.Augusta, ME
2013Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable Ventures$25,000To support increased electronic benefit transfer (EBT) access and incentive programs at farmers’ markets statewide; and to build the capacity of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets to promote greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income families.Bridgeport, CT
2013Women Unlimited$160,000To support a data system that will track participant outcomes and current programming.Augusta, ME
2012Lydia Home Association$35,000To provide support for the Safe Families program that recruits and trains volunteer families within seven Maine counties to help care for children when parents are unable to do so.Whiting, ME
2012Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging$100,000To support planning and development work that promotes the safety, independence and well-being of older adults in Maine, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.Augusta, ME
2012Maine Development Foundation$10,000To fund an Early Childhood Economic Impact Research Study.Augusta, ME
2012Maine Development Foundation$100,000To conduct research to better understand the barriers that make it difficult for low-income working adults to successfully reconnect to college and complete degrees.Augusta, ME
2012Maine Equal Justice Partners$190,000To support advocacy organizations working on policy issues facing disadvantaged Maine residents.Augusta, ME
2012University System of New Hampshire - Carsey School of Public Policy$80,045To support research on low-income children, disconnected youth, single parents, and seniors.Durham, NH
2012Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable Ventures$200,000To support a sustainable model for helping Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients access healthy food through farmers markets.Bridgeport, CT