FOUNDATION-INITIATED GRANTS

We believe that successfully improving results associated with our strategic priorities requires a diverse range of investments. Given this, the bulk of our giving is invitation only, aligned with our core funding strategies: place-based initiativestwo-generation solutionssystems reform support and innovation and replication.

Below please find a database of our past grants.

DateOrganizationPriority AreaAwardDescriptionLocation
2018Annie E. Casey FoundationOlder Youth$75,000To provide support for technical assistance and evaluation of Maine's Learn, Earn, Achieve Potential (LEAP) site.Baltimore, MD
2018Aroostook County Action ProgramFamilies$18,266To provide matching funds for ACAP's Low Income Heating Assistance Program.Presque Isle, ME
2018Aroostook County Action ProgramFamilies$100,000To provide support for the Family Coach program, which pairs families who are vulnerable with coaches to assist them in meeting their housing and other basic needs.Presque Isle, ME
2018Axiom Education and Training CenterYoung Children, Families$86,000To provide education and training to particpants of 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
2018Axiom Education and Training CenterFamilies$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 Housing AuthorityFamilies$124,000To replicate Bangor Housing Authority's successful enhanced Family Self-Sufficiency Program program at the Brewer and Old Town Housing Authorities.Bangor, ME
2018Bath Housing Development CorporationSeniors$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 MaineYoung Children$115,000To support Project Aim High, an engagement program for middle school aged students in Lewiston, Portland and South Portland.Portland, ME
2018City of LewistonFamilies$125,000To develop and implement recommendations evolving from the Choice Neighborhood resident engagement sessions.Lewiston, ME
2018City of PortlandYoung Children$21,974To provide funding for a Lead Poisoning Public Outreach Mixed Media Campaign.Portland, ME
2018Community ConceptsOlder Youth, Young Children, Families, Seniors$42,000To support organizational participation in Healthy Neighborhoods, the CHOICE Neighborhood Grant, and to implement their Strategic Growth Plan.Lewiston, ME
2018Community ConceptsFamilies$245,000To support resident engagement and develop the organizational and financial structures needed to achieve the real estate objectives of the CHOICE Neighborhood initiative.Lewiston, ME
2018Conservation Law FoundationYoung Children$20,000To provide support for lead poisoning prevention, research, advocacy and technical assistance in Lewiston-Auburn and Portland.Boston, MA
2018Cooperative Development InstituteFamilies$200,000Two year grant to provide business owners in Washington County with succession planning assistance, to provide workers with new skills that will improve profitability, and to sustain economic activity and access to goods and services in rural communities.Northampton, MA
2018Council for a Strong AmericaYoung Children$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
2018Educate MaineOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$50,000To provide support for the general operations of Educate Maine as the backbone organization of the MaineSpark Coalition.Portland, ME
2018Educate MaineOlder Youth, Young Children$50,000To support the development and distribution of the 2018 Education Indicators for Maine report and two related policy briefs.Portland, ME
2018Educate MaineYoung Children, Families$100,000To support the fourth year of Elevate Somerset's effort to replicate Educare Central Maine's birth-to-kindergarten multi-generational model.Portland, ME
2018Foundation for a Strong Maine EconomyFamilies$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 EconomyFamilies$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
2018Friends of Baxter State ParkOlder Youth$20,000To expand participation in the Baxter Youth Conservation Corps, giving young people in Maine’s Katahdin region work experience, job skills, and increased confidence and aspirations.Belfast, ME
2018Genesis Community Loan FundFamilies$25,000To provide support for capacity building activities to strengthen existing infrastructure and increase delivery of services.Brunswick, ME
2018Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandOlder Youth$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 PromiseFamilies$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 CenterYoung Children$20,000To provide general operating support.Westbrook, ME
2018Island InstituteFamilies$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 GraduatesOlder Youth$25,000To provide general operating support.Augusta, ME
2018Jobs for Maine's GraduatesOlder Youth$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
2018Kennebec Valley Community Action ProgramFamilies$12,906To provide matching funds for KVCAP's Low Income Heating Assistance Program.Waterville, ME
2018Legal Services for the ElderlySeniors$100,000Two year grant to provide funds for the Elder Abuse Prevention and Response Program.Augusta, ME
2018Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$45,500To provide support to attract and retain more diversity among instructional staff, which will improve student academic performance.Lewiston, ME
2018Maine Association of Area Agencies on AgingSeniors$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 AssociationSeniors$160,000Two year grant to support Maine seniors' ability to age-in-place through home repairs, weatherization services, and home modifications based on mobility issues.East Wilton, ME
2018Maine Community Action AssociationSeniors$240,000Two year grant to support six transportation programs serving Maine seniors in under-served areas.East Wilton, ME
2018Maine Community FoundationYoung Children$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 PartnersFamilies$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 Inside OutOlder Youth$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 Public Broadcasting CorporationOlder Youth$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 CountsFamilies$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 Seacoast MissionFamilies$20,950To support the Mission’s ongoing work with the Data Innovation Project to incorporate better data collection and analysis into its programs and activities for more informed decision making.Bar Harbor, ME
2018Maine Women's Policy CenterYoung Children, Families$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 HospitalYoung Children, Families$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
2018MSAD 54Older Youth, Young Children$14,850To support a community collaborative in developing a two-year action plan to improve youth outcomes in the Skowhegan region.Skowhegan, ME
2018Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$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 ServiceOlder Youth$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
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 ServiceOlder Youth$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 MaineFamilies$50,000To provide support for general operations.Augusta, ME
2018New BeginningsOlder Youth$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
2018Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership InstituteOlder Youth$15,000To support three classes of Olympia's Leaders as they progress through the My Values, My Voice, and My Vision program at Lewiston High School during the 2018 / 2019 academic year.Portland, ME
2018Oxford County Mental Health ServicesYoung Children$200,000Two year grant to engage Oxford County schools in becoming trauma-informed and integrate resiliency-building into school culture.Rumford, ME
2018Pine Tree Legal AssistanceYoung Children$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 Housing AuthorityFamilies$100,000To replicate Bangor Housing Authority's successful enhanced Family Self Sufficiency program at the Portland Housing Authority.Portland, ME
2018Preble StreetOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$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
2018Restorative Justice Project of the MidcoastOlder Youth$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
2018Safe Families for Children AllianceYoung Children$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 InstituteOlder Youth$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 County Economic CouncilFamilies$71,000To 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
2018Sunrise County Economic CouncilYoung Children, Families$50,000To support the continued evaluation of 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
2018Sunrise OpportunitiesFamilies$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 SystemSeniors$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
2018Tree Street YouthOlder Youth$20,000To support the Sequoia Juvenile Justice Initiative, a juvenile diversion prgram in Lewiston, Maine.Lewiston, ME
2018United Way of Greater PortlandOlder Youth, Young Children$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 PortlandFamilies$25,000To support Women United and their two-generation work in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood.Portland, ME
2018United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$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 PortlandYoung Children, Families$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 PortlandYoung Children$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 PortlandYoung Children$15,000To support United Way of Greater Portland's 2018 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2018University of Maine School of Law FoundationOlder Youth$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 MaineFamilies$250,000To enable New Ventures Maine to serve as the backbone organization for CA$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 FoundationOlder Youth, Young Children$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
2018Western Maine Community ActionOlder Youth, Young Children, Families, Seniors$50,000To provide support to Healthy Neighborhoods for their work in Lewiston's Tree Street Neighborhood as related to the CHOICE federal Housing and Urban Development grant.East Wilton, ME
2017Annie E. Casey FoundationOlder Youth$75,000To provide technical assistance for Learn, Earn, Achieve Potential (LEAP) sites nationally.Baltimore, MD
2017Aspen InstituteOlder Youth$50,000To support the engagement of southern rural Maine in the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund grantee network.Washington, DC
2017Axiom Education and Training CenterFamilies$120,000To provide support for Family Futures Downeast's Collaborative Project.Machias, ME
2017Bangor Housing AuthorityYoung Children, Families$250,000To support Families Forward, a two generation approach to improving outcomes for children, parents and families.Bangor, ME
2017Bangor Housing AuthorityYoung Children$50,000To support summer programming with the goal of preventing summer learning loss and maintaining literacy achievement for youth.Bangor, ME
2017Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern MaineYoung Children$50,000To support the Brain Gain Read! Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program.Portland, ME
2017Community ConceptsFamilies$18,000To support pre-planning work for the HUD Choice Neighborhood application in Lewiston; including the development of a Physical Needs Assessment of the Maple Knolls Apartments and resident and community meetings.Lewiston, ME
2017Community ConceptsFamilies$180,000To support an eighteen month expansion of workforce initiative efforts, including support for a project director and coach.Lewiston, ME
2017Community ConceptsFamilies$175,000To support neighborhood capacity among organziations and residents in the Tree Street Neighborhood as the community works toward neighborhood revitalization.Lewiston, ME
2017Council for a Strong AmericaYoung Children$55,000To support the Right from the Start Coalition's early care and education policies to increase quality, access, and affordability.Topsham, ME
2017Educate MaineOlder Youth, Young Children$50,000To support the development and distributribution of the 2017 Education Indicators for Maine report and two related policy briefs.Portland, ME
2017Educate MaineYoung Children$98,000To provide support for the expanded implementation of Count ME In.Portland, ME
2017Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandOlder Youth$100,000To support the Gateway to Opportunity program, which connects low-income youth to paid summer learning opportunities.Portland, ME
2017Green and Healthy Homes InitiativeFamilies$131,000To support the delivery of comprehensive housing assessment and intervention services to low-income families.Baltimore, MD
2017Green and Healthy Homes InitiativeFamilies$16,500To support GHHI's grant writing and technical assistance work in preparation of the City of Lewiston's application to the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development for Lead Hazard Reduction funding.Baltimore, MD
2017Intercultural Community CenterYoung Children$50,000To support a summer academic enrichment program targeted to served the needs of immigrant children in Portland and Westbrook.Westbrook, ME
2017Island InstituteFamilies$100,000To support broadband expansion to island and coastal communities in Maine.Rockland, ME
2017Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$77,000To support enhancements to the Integrated Supports / Response to Intervention System at Montello Elementary.Lewiston, ME
2017Lewiston Public SchoolsOlder Youth, Young Children$113,000To fund a Restorative Practices Coordinator at Lewiston High School as well as youth stipends, staff stipends, and training to support the coordinator in implementation of a culturally competent system of Restorative Practices.Lewiston, ME
2017Maine Association of Nonprofits$10,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
2017Maine Children's AllianceYoung Children$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 PartnersFamilies$50,000For general operating support.Augusta, ME
2017Maine Immigrant and Refugee ServicesFamilies$15,400To support organizational planning, human resource management, and governance / financial systems.Lewiston, ME
2017Maine Immigrant and Refugee ServicesFamilies$50,000For general operating support.Lewiston, ME
2017Maine Immigrant and Refugee ServicesFamilies$25,000To to support upgrades to their new community center.Lewiston, 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 ServiceYoung Children$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 ServiceOlder Youth$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 FoundationFamilies$30,000To provide sponsorship for a two generation conference in Maine.Denver, CO
2017Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership InstituteOlder Youth$50,000To provide support for the "My Vision" class of young women leaders.Portland, ME
2017PenquisFamilies$25,000To provide support for the Piscataquis Safe Havens Center.Bangor, ME
2017Portland Public SchoolsYoung Children$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
2017Preble StreetOlder Youth$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 StreetOlder Youth$65,000To provide support for the transition of the older youth at the First Place Transitional Housing program into stable housing.Portland, ME
2017Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research InstituteOlder Youth$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
2017Sunrise County Economic CouncilYoung Children$100,000To support low-income families in Washington County through a two-generational approach to post-secondary education and early childhood education.Machias, ME
2017Sunrise County Economic CouncilFamilies$50,000To support an evaluation of the Family Futures Downeast initiative.Machias, ME
2017Sunrise OpportunitiesFamilies$100,000To provide general operating support for the Community Caring Collaborative.Machias, ME
2017Telling RoomYoung Children$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
2017The Urban InstituteFamilies$99,990To support the adaption of key components of the Urban Housing, Opportunity, and Service Together model to enhance and track outcomes for the Bangor Housing's Families Forward program.Washington, DC
2017Tree Street YouthOlder Youth$25,000For general operating support.Lewiston, ME
2017Tree Street YouthOlder Youth$20,000To support the Sequoia Juvenile Justice Program.Lewiston, ME
2017United Way of Greater PortlandFamilies$25,000To support the Women United two generation strategy.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater PortlandFamilies$141,000To enable UWGP to serve as the backbone organization for the Greater Portland Workforce Initiative.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$175,000To support Starting Strong's strategies in 2017-2018.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$100,000To support Portland Public School's development and implementation of district-wide social-emotional learning strategies.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$100,000To support Portland Public School's development and implementation of district-wide equity in learning strategies.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$150,000To serve as a match for new and increased 2017 Annual Campaign pledges.Portland, ME
2017United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$15,000Support for United Way's 2017 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2017University of Maine School of Law FoundationOlder Youth$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 MaineFamilies$250,000To provide support to continue and expand the work of the Maine CA$H coalitions in advancing financial capability of Maine families.Augusta, ME
2017University System of New Hampshire - Carsey School of Public PolicyYoung Children$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 PolicyFamilies$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 PolicyOlder Youth$42,976To support the production of three publications and an overview all focused on older youth transition to adulthood.Durham, NH
2016AARP FoundationSeniors$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 FoundationFamilies$50,000For a systematic and objective evaluation of its Children's Savings Account program, the Harold Alfond College Challenge.Portland, ME
2016Alfond Youth CenterYoung Children$49,970For community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Bangor's Capehart neighborhood.Bangor, ME
2016Augusta Food Bank$50,000To support service expansion in the Augusta area.Augusta, ME
2016Augusta Public SchoolsYoung Children$9,586For community-based programming to address summer learning loss in Augusta.Augusta, ME
2016Avesta Housing Development CorporationYoung Children, Families, Seniors$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
2016Axiom Education and Training CenterFamilies$150,000To support programming for post-secondary readiness activities for prospective participants in Family Futures Downeast, a two-generation program in Washington County.Machias, ME
2016Bath Housing Development CorporationSeniors$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
2016Bath Housing Development CorporationSeniors$40,000A two year grant for the Community Aging in Place program to increase the housing stability of low-income, elderly homeowners in the greater Bath, Maine region by increasing safety, minimizing the maintenance burden, and lengthening tenure in their own homes.Bath, 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
2016Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern MaineYoung Children$38,315For community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Lewiston, Portland and South Portland.Portland, ME
2016City of LewistonFamilies$150,000To provide training in entry level construction trades to individuals with low-incomes, including parents, New Mainers, and veterans.Lewiston, ME
2016City of PortlandYoung Children$16,963For community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Portland.Portland, ME
2016Community ConceptsFamilies$224,000To support data analysis, the ability to conduct a strategic analysis of its housing capacity, and greater efficiency in transportation scheduling.Lewiston, ME
2016Educate MaineOlder Youth, Young Children$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 EconomyFamilies$40,000For FocusMaine, which works to advance and strengthen new economic sectors in Maine.Augusta, ME
2016Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandOlder Youth$88,000To support the Take2 program, which provides career pathways and opportunities to build community connections for disconnected youth in Lewiston-Auburn.Portland, ME
2016Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandFamilies$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
2016Green and Healthy Homes InitiativeYoung Children, Families$15,000For grant writing and technical assistance to MaineHousing related to the submission of a 2016 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control / Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant.Baltimore, MD
2016Intercultural Community CenterYoung Children$40,000For community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Westbrook.Westbrook, ME
2016Island InstituteFamilies$300,000A three year grant to provide business support services to small businesses in rural coastal areas and islands in Maine.Rockland, ME
2016Lewiston Public SchoolsOlder Youth$304,000A two year grant to support two English Language Learner coaches to implement recommendations from a program evaluation conducted by the Center for Applied Linguistics.Lewiston, ME
2016Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$80,118For the Lewiston Campaign for Grade-Level Reading initiative, which works to ensure Lewiston students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.Lewiston, ME
2016Lydia Home AssociationYoung Children$150,000A two year grant to support Safe Families for Children, which arranges homestays for children in families experiencing immediate crises.Whiting, ME
2016Maine Association of Area Agencies on AgingSeniors$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 ServicesOlder Youth$17,600To train juvenile defense attorneys.Augusta, ME
2016Maine Community Action AssociationSeniors$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 Community Action AssociationSeniors$160,000A two year grant for repairs to homes of senior Maine residents.E. Wilton, ME
2016Maine Equal Justice PartnersFamilies$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 CenterYoung Children, Families$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
2016Mount Blue Regional School DistrictYoung Children$10,000To provide school-based summer learning programming to address summer learning loss in Farmington.Farmington, ME
2016Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$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 ServiceOlder Youth$41,000For the Maine Juvenile Justice Collateral Consequences Report.Portland, ME
2016Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$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 ServiceOlder Youth$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 ServiceOlder Youth$50,000To develop and implement an employer engagement strategy to address youth workforce development in Maine.Portland, ME
2016Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$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
2016Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership InstituteOlder Youth$50,000For the Androscoggin County beta class of 49 juniors as they begin year two of the leadership program, which is focused on helping participants learn effective communication skills.Portland, ME
2016PenquisYoung Children$140,000To increase the quality of family, friend and neighbor care in Bangor’s Capehart community.Bangor, ME
2016Sanford Public SchoolsYoung Children$10,000To support community- based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Sanford.Sanford, ME
2016Sunrise County Economic CouncilFamilies$200,000For Family Futures Downeast, a two – generation education and workforce training opportunity for low – income parents in Washington County.Machias, ME
2016Sunrise County Economic CouncilFamilies$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 Opportunity AllianceOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$100,000To provide support for business intelligence through the development of a data analytic infrastructure.South Portland, ME
2016The Portland Regional Chamber of CommerceFamilies$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 University of Maine SystemSeniors$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
2016Tree Street YouthOlder Youth$50,000For capital funding support to expand the existing facility.Lewiston, ME
2016United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$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 PortlandYoung Children, Families$250,000Matching grant for the 2016 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2016United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$12,500To support the 2016 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2016University of Maine School of Law FoundationOlder Youth$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 Maine System - New Ventures MaineFamilies$10,000To provide coordinated financial education, career planning training and individual coaching to help meet individual and program goals for Family Self- Sufficiency Programs at the Bangor Housing Authority and Lewiston Housing Authority.Augusta, ME
2016University of New EnglandYoung Children$93,500To provide support to develop a comprehensive, state-wide plan to address the impacts of trauma in children and families.Biddeford, ME
2016Western Maine Community ActionYoung Children, Families$35,400For the Healthy Neighborhoods Planning Council, which organizes community members trying to improve housing in downtown Lewiston and Auburn.E. Wilton, ME
2016York County Community Action CorporationYoung Children, Seniors$60,000For a feasibility study on establishing an intergenerational day care center that would combine childcare and adult day services at one location.Sanford, ME
2015AARP FoundationSeniors$154,000To support AARP Maine's work with communities and nonprofit organizations creating age friendly communities.Washington, DC
2015Alfond Youth CenterOlder Youth, Young Children$44,600To implement the Smarter Summer Program at the Bangor chapter of the Boys and Girls Clubs.Bangor, ME
2015Avesta Housing Development Corporation$25,000For general operating support for the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition.Portland, ME
2015Avesta Housing Development CorporationYoung Children$25,000To support Maine Affordable Housing Coalition's advocacy efforts regarding the implementation of Maine's new lead poisoning prevention law.Portland, ME
2015Bath Housing Development CorporationSeniors$156,375To support the Community Aging in Place Program to increase housing stability for low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners.Bath, ME
2015Biddeford School DepartmentYoung Children$26,400To pilot a school-based mental health clinician model.Biddeford, ME
2015Boy Scouts of AmericaOlder Youth, Young Children$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 MaineYoung Children$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 PortlandYoung Children$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.Families$55,250To support activities for the second year of the Portland Jobs Alliance.Brunswick, ME
2015College for ME AndroscogginOlder Youth$45,000To support its effots to increase post-secondary attendance and completion in Androscoggin County.Lewiston, ME
2015Council for a Strong AmericaYoung Children$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 AmericaYoung Children$55,000For early childhood education and child care advocacy.Topsham, ME
2015Educate MaineYoung Children$147,000To act as the fiscal sponsor for the Maine Early Learning Investment Group early care and education pilot in Somerset County.Portland, ME
2015Educate MaineOlder Youth$25,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
2015Educate MaineYoung Children$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 CollegesFamilies$100,000To support Family Futures Downeast.South Portland, ME
2015Foundation for Maine's Community CollegesFamilies$40,646To support an automotive technician training program.South Portland, ME
2015Green and Healthy Homes InitiativeFamilies$18,000To support the staff time and research needed to bolster the case for receipt of a Lead Hazard Control Grant to the State of Maine.Baltimore, MD
2015Jobs for Maine's GraduatesOlder Youth$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 GraduatesOlder Youth$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 GraduatesOlder Youth$360,000Three year grant to expand the Opportunity Passport matched savings program in Maine.Augusta, ME
2015LearningWorksYoung Children$51,000To support a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.Portland, ME
2015Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$140,800To support a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.Lewiston, ME
2015Lewiston Public SchoolsFamilies$123,090To make programmatic and instructional improvements, that reflect best practices, to the adult English for Speakers of Other Languages programs.Lewiston, ME
2015Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$99,000To pilot an approach at Montello School that will integrate school and community interventions to help children (and their families) succeed and increase third grade reading proficiency.Lewiston, ME
2015Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$25,000To support the Campaign for Grade Level Reading.Lewiston, ME
2015Maine Association of Area Agencies on AgingSeniors$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 Center for Coastal FisheriesOlder Youth$300,000Three year grant for the Eastern Maine Skipper’s Program, which provides multiple pathways to high school graduation for at-risk students interested in marine related careers.Stonington, ME
2015Maine Children's AllianceYoung Children$42,000For capacity building.Augusta, ME
2015Maine Equal Justice PartnersFamilies$20,000For capacity building and technical assistance.Augusta, ME
2015Maine Immigrant and Refugee ServicesOlder Youth$20,000Two year grant to provide cultural brokering and interpretation services for a juvenile justice collaborative in Lewiston.Lewiston, ME
2015Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$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 CenterOlder Youth$12,000To develop an outcomes data and measurement system.Westbrook, ME
2015Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership InstituteOlder Youth$50,000To launch a year-long leadership program for 10th grade girls in Androscoggin County.Portland, ME
2015Oxford Hills School DistrictYoung Children$50,000To provide a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.Oxford, ME
2015PenquisFamilies$25,000For the Good Neighbor Fund, which is specifically targeted to Maine communities with unexpected heating needs due to recent mill closings.Bangor, ME
2015PenquisFamilies$200,000To provide funding for the Maine Family Development Account Program.Bangor, ME
2015Peregrine Corp.Families$20,000To support the renovation and repair needs for their South Portland building.South Portland, ME
2015Pine Tree Legal AssistanceOlder Youth$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
2015Portland Adult EducationFamilies$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 EducationFamilies$94,000To enhance and expand services for low- to moderate-income individuals in Portland.Portland, ME
2015Portland Public LibrarySeniors$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 SchoolsYoung Children$100,000To provide a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.Portland, ME
2015Portland Regional Chamber of CommerceFamilies$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 StreetFamilies$50,000To support the Emergency Food Program.Portland, ME
2015Seeds of IndependenceOlder Youth$75,000To support progress towards building a sustainable program model and towards enhancing collaboration with partners.Brunswick, ME
2015Southern Maine Community College FoundationOlder Youth$39,800To support MySuccess in the 2016-2017 school year.South Portland, ME
2015Sunrise OpportunitiesFamilies$390,000Two year grant to help Community Caring Collaborative maintain the necessary infrastructure to continue to support children and families in Washington County.Machias, ME
2015The Opportunity AllianceOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$80,000For capacity building.South Portland, ME
2015The Root CellarOlder Youth$36,000To support the Rooted Juvenile Diversion Program.Portland, ME
2015Tree Street YouthOlder Youth$120,000To support the implementation of a Juvenile Justice Reporting Center.Lewiston, ME
2015Trinity Jubilee CenterFamilies$15,525For philanthropy and fundraising technical assistance.Lewiston, ME
2015United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$75,000To support Starting Strong - a community based effort to improve academic achievemnet.Portland, ME
2015United Way of Greater PortlandOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$63,500For capacity building related to the Community Goal Setting Process and Implementation.Portland, ME
2015United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$250,000Matching grant for the 2015 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2015United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$25,000To support the Campaign for Grade Level Reading.Portland, ME
2015United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$12,500To support the 2015 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2015University of Maine School of Law FoundationOlder Youth$45,000To support the Clinic's work helping unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth.Portland, ME
2015Washington Hancock Community AgencySeniors$61,000To support the At Home Downeast program.Ellsworth, ME
2015Wayside Food ProgramsFamilies$50,000To provide supplemental food for individuals being impacted by a change in food voucher benefits.Portland, ME
2014AARP FoundationSeniors$75,000To provide technical assistance to Maine communities that are planning for the needs of Maine’s aging population.Washington, DC
2014Alfond Scholarship FoundationYoung Children$12,000To provide matching funds for families with children participating in Head Start who open college savings accounts.Portland, ME
2014Androscoggin Head Start and Child CareYoung Children$18,000To help families prepare to enroll in the Harold Alfond College Challenge savings program and to provide ongoing education and support to families.Lewiston, ME
2014Aspen InstituteOlder Youth$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 CorporationSeniors$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
2014Avesta Housing Development CorporationFamilies$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
2014Axiom Education and Training CenterFamilies$410,000Two year grant to pilot a new strategy for coordinating small business development and Adult Education in the Greater Machias region.Machias, ME
2014Bangor Housing AuthorityFamilies$385,000Three year grant to enhance its Family Self-Sufficiency Program through case management services that connect residents with the workforce or education and training opportunities as well as other asset building services.Bangor, ME
2014Barbara Bush Foundation for Family LiteracyYoung Children$100,000To connect teen mentors to young children learning to read through the establishment of 20 Teen Trendsetter programs in Maine.Limington, ME
2014Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern MaineYoung Children$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
2014Brandeis UniversityFamilies$387,000Three year grant to provide technical assistance to and evaluation of expanded Family Self Sufficiency and Family, Friend and Neighbor Care programs.Waltham, MA
2014Center for Applied LinguisticsFamilies$14,610To design and conduct an evaluation of Portland Public School System’s Adult Education English Language Learner Program.Washington, DC
2014Coastal Enterprises, Inc.Families$75,106To support employer outreach, data maintenance and the coordination of partnerships within the Portland Jobs Alliance.Brunswick, ME
2014Cultivating CommunityYoung Children$20,000For a community initiative that promotes access to locally grown and healthy foods in Portland Public Schools.Portland, ME
2014Educate MaineYoung Children$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
2014Educate MaineYoung Children$40,000To provide support for the 2015 Education Indicators for Maine Report and organizational operating costs.Portland, ME
2014Foundation for a Strong Maine EconomyFamilies$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
2014Good Willl Home AssociationOlder Youth$65,000To provide funding for the College Step Up program, supporting youth aging out of foster care by providing year-round housing, academic coaching and life skills education while they attend Kennebec Valley Community College.Hinckley, ME
2014Green and Healthy Homes InitiativeFamilies$256,000Two year grant to provide technical assistance and staffing support to GHHI Lewiston/Auburn as they work to integrate resources and provide services that improve housing quality and resident outcomes.Baltimore, MD
2014Kennebec Valley Community Action ProgramYoung Children$14,000To help families enroll in the Harold Alfond College Challenge savings program, as well as to provide ongoing education and support to families.Waterville, ME
2014LearningWorksYoung Children$19,000In supplemental funding for the implementation of a summer learning program in Biddeford aimed at addressing summer learning loss.Portland, ME
2014LearningWorksYoung Children$42,000To address summer learning loss for students entering grades K through 3 in the Biddeford Public Schools.Portland, ME
2014Legal Services for the ElderlySeniors$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
2014Lewiston Public SchoolsFamilies, Young Children$47,860To contract with the Center for Applied Linguistics to do a complete review of their pre-kindergarten to adult English Language Learner Programs.Lewiston, ME
2014Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$23,850To secure technical assistance from the National Summer Learning Association in order to conduct a community-wide assessment of existing summer resources; implement a data-driven system that enables local organizations, funders and other stakeholders to work together more effectively; and shape programs and policies to better meet the community’s needs.Lewiston, ME
2014Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$100,000To address summer learning loss for students entering grades K through 3.Lewiston, ME
2014Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$24,000To provide supplemental funding for the implementation of a summer learning program aimed at addressing summer learning loss.Lewiston, ME
2014Maine Association of Nonprofits$10,000Two year grant to provide general operating support.Portland, ME
2014Maine Coalition Against Sexual AssaultFamilies$48,552To conduct a statewide needs assessment and develop an associated action plan regarding human trafficking and exploitation.Augusta, ME
2014Maine Equal Justice PartnersFamilies$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 CouncilSeniors$20,250To provide funding to sustain the ongoing work of the program.Augusta, ME
2014Maine Immigrant and Refugee ServicesFamilies$15,000To provide general operating support.Lewiston, ME
2014Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$75,000To support the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund implementation plan.Portland, ME
2014Muskie School of Public ServiceYoung Children$331,000To improve the quality of child care programs in Maine by supporting providers pursuing national accreditation.Portland, ME
2014New BeginningsOlder Youth$175,000To provide a permanent home for New Beginnings’ Youth Drop-In Center, Outreach Program, and agency administrative offices, as well as the ability to provide increased educational programming for homeless youth.Lewiston, ME
2014Oxford Hills School DistrictYoung Children$24,000To provide supplemental funding for the implementation of a summer learning program aimed at addressing summer learning loss.Oxford, ME
2014Oxford Hills School DistrictYoung Children$50,000To address summer learning loss for students entering grades K through 3.Oxford, ME
2014Pine Tree Legal AssistanceYoung Children$585,000Three year grant to support a medical-legal partnership intended to reduce lead paint exposure and poisoning among children in Lewiston.Portland, ME
2014Portland Adult EducationFamilies$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 SchoolsYoung Children$15,000To provide supplemental funding for the implementation of a summer learning program aimed at addressing summer learning loss.Portland, ME
2014Portland Public SchoolsYoung Children$100,000To address summer learning loss for students entering grades K through 3.Portland, ME
2014Portland Regional Chamber of CommerceFamilies$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 CommerceFamilies$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
2014Seeds of IndependenceOlder Youth$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
2014Southern Maine Community College FoundationOlder Youth$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
2014The Opportunity AllianceFamilies$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 AllianceFamilies$162,000To secure technical assistance to analyze current business practices and implement best practice recommendations agency-wide.South Portland, ME
2014The Opportunity AllianceYoung Children$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 PortlandOlder Youth$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 PortlandYoung Children$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 PortlandYoung Children$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 PortlandYoung Children$12,500To support the 2014/2015 annual campaign.Portland, ME
2014United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$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
2014University of Maine System - New Ventures MaineFamilies$860,000Three year grant to build the capacity of CA$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 PolicySeniors$50,300To produce a data report about the well-being of Maine’s seniors.Durham, NH
2014Western Maine Community ActionSeniors$95,000Two year grant to support a federal match for the Keeping Seniors Home program and to develop a long-term sustainability plan.East Wilton, ME
2014Women UnlimitedFamilies$350,000Two year grant to provide skills training, job connections and work supports to low-income individuals in Bangor, Machias and Lewiston and align that training with the workforce needs of local industries.Augusta, ME
2013Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association - Maine ChapterSeniors$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 AuthorityFamilies$20,000To develop an enhanced Family Self Sufficiency program based on data provided by Brandeis University researchers.Bangor, ME
2013Boy Scouts of AmericaYoung Children$15,534To support the creation of four new scouting units in underserved subsidized Housing Authority neighborhoods.Raymond, ME
2013Brandeis UniversityFamilies$12,100To create a survey and interview guide to help the Bangor Housing Authority develop plans for an enhanced Family Self Sufficiency Program.Waltham, MA
2013Central Maine Area Agency on AgingSeniors$76,000To support the development of a community healthcare delivery model that provides integrated medical and social services support to high risk seniors in Lincoln County.Augusta, ME
2013Child and Family OpportunitiesYoung Children$87,650To support ongoing professional development for early childhood providers and elementary teachers through a coaching and mentoring model that is informed by a “best practice” assessment tool.Ellsworth, ME
2013Coastal Enterprises, Inc.Families$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
2013Community Clinical ServicesYoung Children$55,000To provide clinical support to children and families at Longley Elementary School and provide technical assistance to school staff.Lewiston, ME
2013Cultivating CommunityFamilies$110,000A two year grant to support the development of transferable job skills and provide new marketing opportunities for New American farmers in the Lewiston-Auburn area through the Business Incubation, Skill Building and Market Development Project and the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project.Portland, ME
2013Eastern Area Agency on AgingSeniors$100,000To support the expansion of the EZ Fix program, a year round home repair and independent living program for low-income Maine senior citizens and adults with disabilities.Bangor, ME
2013Educare Central MaineYoung Children$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 CollegesOlder Youth$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
2013Four Directions Development CorporationFamilies$40,000To support research and evaluation of public and private investments in various affordable housing lending products on Indian Island and their impact on residents.Orono, ME
2013Jim Casey Youth OpportunitiesOlder Youth$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
2013Kennebec Valley Community Action ProgramYoung Children$75,830To provide support and technical assistance for Waterville’s Project 2020, a community-driven plan aimed at increasing third grade reading proficiency informed by the National Grade Level Reading Campaign model.Waterville, ME
2013King Middle SchoolYoung Children$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
2013LearningWorksYoung Children$31,526To support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in Biddeford public schools.Portland, ME
2013Legal Services for the ElderlySeniors$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
2013Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$100,000To provide support for participation in the National Grade Level Reading Campaign and develop a community-wide approach to improve 3rd grade reading proficiency.Lewiston, ME
2013Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$76,972To support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in Lewiston public schools.Lewiston, ME
2013Lewiston-Auburn Area Housing Development CorporationFamilies$50,000To develop and fund a security deposit loan program for low-income and/or homeless families who need assistance with security deposits.Lewiston, ME
2013Lydia Home AssociationYoung Children$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
2013Maine Association of Area Agencies on AgingSeniors$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 AgingSeniors$265,000To expand the Money Minders program and for training community health workers to help Maine seniors age in place.Augusta, ME
2013Maine Children's TrustYoung Children$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 People's Resource CenterFamilies$60,000To support education and outreach regarding federal funding for Medicaid expansion.Portland, ME
2013Maine People's Resource CenterFamilies$20,000To support Lewiston Community Voices Project to engage low-income Lewiston residents in redevelopment efforts.Portland, ME
2013Maine School Administrative District 75Older Youth$39,000To support mental health services available to high school students with limited or no health insurance.Topsham, ME
2013Many FlagsOlder Youth$150,000To support capacity building toward their long-term mission of increasing and improving the pathways of education and employment for children, youth and adults in Knox County; and to leverage federal funding through a Promise Neighborhood planning grant.Rockland, ME
2013Mount Blue Regional School DistrictYoung Children$50,000To support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in RSU 09.Farmington, ME
2013Muskie School of Public ServiceYoung Children$215,000To support Maine Roads to Quality.Portland, ME
2013Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$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
2013Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$73,324To support data and research activities related to helping more Maine youth successfully transition to adulthood.Portland, ME
2013New BeginningsOlder Youth$172,000To support a pilot program working to integrate mental health services for homeless youth in Lewiston.Lewiston, ME
2013Oxford Hills School DistrictYoung Children$49,984To support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in RSU 17.Oxford, ME
2013Pen Bay Healthcare FoundationSeniors$35,000To support the construction of a seven-bed Hospice House in Rockland on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus.Rockland, ME
2013Pine Tree Legal AssistanceOlder Youth$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
2013Portland Community Health CenterFamilies$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 SchoolsFamilies$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 SchoolsYoung Children$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 SchoolsYoung Children$98,710To support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in Portland Public Schools.Portland, ME
2013Portland Regional Chamber of CommerceFamilies$10,000To support planning and early implementation of an economic development work plan for Portland and the region.Portland, ME
2013Preble StreetOlder Youth$813,000Three year grant to support the First Place program, which helps young people experiencing homelessness transition to permanent and stable housing.Portland, ME
2013Restorative Justice Project of the MidcoastOlder Youth$105,000To support restorative community conferences and mentoring services for youth ages 10 to 25 in court proceedings; and to increase community awareness and engagement in restorative justice practices.Belfast, ME
2013RSU 1Young Children$27,250To provide technical assistance to local school districts regarding C.H.O.I.C.E.S., a collaborative, community partnership approach to advancing public pre-K.Bath, ME
2013Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research InstituteOlder Youth$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
2013Southern Maine Agency on AgingSeniors$160,000To support programming and training for the staff of two new Adult Day Centers in Falmouth and Biddeford.Scarborough, ME
2013Spurwink ServicesYoung Children$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 ServicesOlder Youth$300,000A two year grant to support expansion of the Building Assets Reducing Risks program.Portland, ME
2013The Opportunity AllianceFamilies$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 AllianceFamilies$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
2013The University of Maine SystemSeniors$39,000To provide services to homebound seniors living in isolated areas and increase travel reimbursement rates for all companion volunteers.Orono, ME
2013United Way of Greater PortlandFamilies$197,000To support increased participation in the CA$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
2013United Way of Greater PortlandOlder Youth$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 MaineYoung Children$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
2013University of Maine System - New Ventures MaineFamilies$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 MaineFamilies$310,000To support the CA$H coalition and Family Development Account Coalition.Augusta, ME
2013Western Maine Community ActionSeniors$67,000To support the the Keeping Seniors Home Program, which helps Maine seniors age in place.East Wilton, ME
2013Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable VenturesFamilies$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 UnlimitedFamilies$160,000To support a data system that will track participant outcomes and current programming.Augusta, ME
2013Youth and Family OutreachYoung Children$25,000To provide support for community based pre-K in partnership with Portland Public Schools.Portland, ME
2012Central Maine Community Health CorporationYoung Children, Families$248,000Two year grant to support Healthy Androscoggin's efforts to build the capacity needed to address high lead poisoning rates in children living in downtown Lewiston.Lewiston, ME
2012City of PortlandFamilies$25,000To provide the Portland Free Clinic with general operating support and to develop a long term sustainability plan.Portland, ME
2012Crisis and Counseling Center$100,000To support a demonstration project intended to reduce recidivism rates among individuals in the Kennebec County Correctional Facility.Augusta, ME
2012Educate MaineOlder Youth$50,000To support the College and Career Pathways Program and for general operating expenses.Portland, ME
2012Foundation for Maine's Community CollegesOlder Youth$280,000A two year grant to enhance academic support services at Eastern Maine Community College.South Portland, ME
2012Green and Healthy Homes InitiativeFamilies, Young Children$49,000To provide technical assistance to Healthy Androscoggin and other stakeholders in Lewiston who are working to decrease elevated blood lead levels in that city.Baltimore, MD
2012Lydia Home AssociationYoung Children, Families$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 After School NetworkYoung Children$100,000To support Expanded Learning Opportunities through the Maine Afterschool Network and provide a match for a Mott Foundation grant.Augusta, ME
2012Maine Association of Area Agencies on AgingSeniors$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 FoundationYoung Children$10,000To fund an Early Childhood Economic Impact Research Study.Augusta, ME
2012Maine Development FoundationFamilies$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 Development FoundationFamilies$100,000To support the Maine Employer's Initiative, which partners with employers and post-secondary institutions in Maine to reconnect incumbent workers who have some college experience but have not completed their degrees.Augusta, ME
2012Maine Equal Justice PartnersFamilies$190,000To support advocacy organizations working on policy issues facing disadvantaged Maine residents.Augusta, ME
2012Northeast Hearing and Speech CenterYoung Children$85,000To support innovative new technology for use with iPads for children with communication and developmental disabilities.Portland, ME
2012Pine Tree Legal AssistanceFamilies$175,000To support several legal services programs for low-income Maine residents.Portland, ME
2012Preble StreetOlder Youth$1,000,000To support the purchase and renovation of the Lighthouse Shelter for homeless teens.Portland, ME
2012Sunrise County Economic CouncilFamilies$300,000A two year grant to support of the Community Technology Plan, which provides digital literacy education to residents and businesses in Washington County.Machias, ME
2012Sunrise OpportunitiesFamilies$75,000To provide general operating support for the Community Caring Collaborative.Machias, ME
2012The Iris NetworkSeniors$50,000To support the needs of visually impaired Maine seniors living independently at home.Portland, ME
2012The Opportunity AllianceFamilies$200,000To provide support for the mental health care needs of individuals in the Greater Portland area.South Portland, ME
2012Tree Street YouthOlder Youth$50,000To support Tree Street Youth which provides free academic and social services for children K-12 and their families in Lewiston.Lewiston, ME
2012Tri-County Mental Health ServicesFamilies$80,000To support a new treatment for clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, mental illness and substance abuse.Lewiston, ME
2012United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$10,000To support the work of the Early Childhood Funders group.Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$93,000To improve the quality of childcare programs and the planning work for Portland ConnectEd.Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$71,274To support the United Way of Greater Portland's John T. Gorman Challenge Match program.Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater PortlandOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$75,000To fund the Portland Education Partnership's cradle to career initiative.Portland, ME
2012United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$10,000To support the 2012 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2012University System of New Hampshire - Carsey School of Public PolicyYoung Children, Older Youth, Seniors, Families$80,045To support research on low-income children, disconnected youth, single parents, and seniors.Durham, NH
2012Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable VenturesFamilies$200,000To support a sustainable model for helping Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients access healthy food through farmers markets.Bridgeport, CT