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.

Date Organization Priority Area Award Description Location
2020Androscoggin Head Start and Child CareYoung Children, Families$23,000To support a pilot program that will train new and existing child care workers via on-line credentialing courses and connect them to internships and/or job placement.Lewiston, ME
2020Aroostook County Action ProgramYoung Children, Families$15,000To support efforts to reduce family stress, isolation and child abuse through socially-distanced visits to at-risk families during the COVID-19 pandemic.Presque Isle, ME
2020Boys and Girls Club of BangorOlder Youth, Young Children$25,000To provide general operating support to address the basic needs of vulnerable populations that are under additional strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Bangor, ME
2020Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern MaineOlder Youth, Young Children$50,000To provide general operating support to address the basic needs of vulnerable populations that are under additional strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Portland, ME
2020Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern MaineYoung Children$30,000To support safe learning hubs for students engaged in remote learning.Portland, ME
2020Coastal Enterprises, Inc.Young Children, Families$150,000To plan and implement the first year of a Child Care Business Lab in Lewiston's Tree Streets Neighborhood.Brunswick, ME
2020Community Concepts, Inc.Young Children, Families$40,000To support efforts to reduce family stress, isolation and child abuse through socially-distanced visits to at-risk families during the COVID-19 pandemic.Lewiston, ME
2020Council for a Strong AmericaYoung Children$40,000To support CSA's work co-leading the Right From The Start Coalition.Topsham, ME
2020Family FocusYoung Children$2,500To support a strategic planning process, which will include recommendations on how to best provide childcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic.Brunswick, ME
2020First BookYoung Children$13,500To support the purchase of over 7,500 books to be distributed to children in Lewiston and Indian Township who may not be benefiting from a learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.Washington, ME
2020Foundation for Portland Public SchoolsOlder Youth, Young Children$25,000To support Portland Public Schools' Addressing the Opportunity Gap campaign, which aims to expand the district's equity work.Portland, ME
2020Good Shepherd Food BankOlder Youth, Young Children, Families, Seniors$300,000Two year grant to support innovative data- and community-driven strategies to improve access to nutritious food for all food-insecure Mainers.Auburn, ME
2020Great Schools PartnershipYoung Children$15,000To support the 2021 Common Data Project annual report, which will provide transparent, comparable data about high school and college outcomes from across New England.Portland, ME
2020Kennebec Valley Community Action ProgramYoung Children, Families$40,000To support efforts to reduce family stress, isolation and child abuse through socially-distanced visits to at-risk families during the COVID-19 pandemic.Waterville, ME
2020Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$10,000To support efforts to connect with homeless, at-risk and English Language Learner students and families on a weekly basis throughout school closure/summer.Lewiston, ME
2020Maine Association for The Education of Young ChildrenYoung Children$10,000To support the launch of the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program in Maine.Augusta, ME
2020Maine Association for The Education of Young ChildrenYoung Children$15,000To support Maine AEYC's work co-leading the Right From The Start Coalition.Augusta, ME
2020Maine Community Action AssociationYoung Children$5,000To provide grant writing and facilitation support for the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership grant.Bangor, ME
2020Maine Equal JusticeYoung Children, Families$50,000To support Invest in Tomorrow, an initiative whose goal is to cut child poverty in half by 2029 through increased access to higher education, workforce participation, and earning capacity for Maine families.Augusta, ME
2020Maine Immigrant and Refugee ServicesYoung Children$20,000To support safe learning hubs for students engaged in remote learning.Lewiston, ME
2020Maine InitiativesYoung Children, Families$15,000To fund Immigrant-Led Organizations who are serving those at-risk of domestic violence and abuse within their representative communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.Portland, ME
2020MaineGeneral Medical CenterYoung Children, Families$75,000To support in-home parent coaching using the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up Model.Augusta, ME
2020Mercy HospitalYoung Children, Families$100,000To support a two-generation approach to engaging McAuley residents in post-secondary education.Bangor, ME
2020Penquis C.A.P., Inc.Young Children, Families$25,000To support efforts to reduce family stress, isolation and child abuse through socially-distanced visits to at-risk families during the COVID-19 pandemic.Bangor, ME
2020Pine Tree Legal AssistanceOlder Youth, Young Children, Families, Seniors$250,000To advance the Medical-Legal Lead Hazard Partnership, which works to proactively reduce lead hazards and address issues arising from lead poisoning in Lewiston and Greater Portland.Portland, ME
2020Portland Public SchoolsYoung Children, Families$130,000To support Portland Adult Education and East End Community School's efforts to increase literacy for families of elementary school students who are low-level English Language learners using a two generation approach.Portland, ME
2020State of Maine, Children's Cabinet - Governor's OfficeYoung Children$75,000To support the State of Maine's efforts to increase access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment for youth, as part of a larger effort to rebuild Maine's behavioral health system for youth and their families.Augusta, ME
2020State of Maine, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and ForestryOlder Youth, Young Children, Families, Seniors$75,000To support the creation of a comprehensive roadmap for ending hunger in Maine, to include shared metrics, benchmarks, and timelines that work toward a hunger-free future.Augusta, ME
2020State of Maine, Department of Health and Human ServicesYoung Children, Families$20,000To support a public campaign to educate people about safe sleep and the “period of purple” – to combat Maine’s elevated rate of infant mortality.Augusta, ME
2020Sunrise County Economic CouncilYoung Children, Families$210,000To provide support for Family Futures Downeast, a two-generation effort to remove economic barriers for participating families.Machias, ME
2020Sunrise OpportunitiesYoung Children, Families$45,000To provide general operating support for the Community Caring Collaborative as they work to advance two-generation efforts in Washington County.Machias, ME
2020The Opportunity AllianceYoung Children, Families$25,000To support efforts to reduce family stress, isolation and child abuse through socially-distanced visits to at-risk families during the COVID-19 pandemic.South Portland, ME
2020The Root CellarYoung Children$30,000To support safe learning hubs for students engaged in remote learning.Lewiston, ME
2020Tree Street YouthYoung Children$25,000To support safe learning hubs for students engaged in remote learning.Lewiston, ME
2020United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$15,000To support United Way of Greater Portland's 2020 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2020United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children, Families$250,000To support Thrive 2027 and Women United programming.Portland, ME
2020United Way of Greater PortlandOlder Youth, Young Children$175,000To support Portland ConnectED, a set of city-wide cradle-to-career strategies designed to impact kindergarten readiness, grade level reading, and postsecondary completion.Portland, ME
2020University System Of New Hampshire, Carsey School of Public PolicyYoung Children, Families, Seniors$25,000To support a data-research partnership, to include on-request data support and regular memos summarizing new policy and academic research related to the Foundation’s populations of interest.Durham, ME
2020Wabanaki Public Health And WellnessYoung Children, Families$60,000To support efforts to reduce family stress, isolation and child abuse through socially-distanced visits to at-risk families in Maine's five tribes during the COVID-19 pandemic.Bangor, ME
2020York County Community Action CorporationYoung Children, Families$25,000To support efforts to reduce family stress, isolation and child abuse through socially-distanced visits to at-risk families during the COVID-19 pandemic.Sanford, ME
2019Axiom Education and Training CenterYoung Children, Families$50,000To support the work of Family Futures Downeast, a two-generational educational program for parents and their children in Washington County.Machias, ME
2019Bluehub CapitalOlder Youth, Young Children, Families, Seniors$300,000Three year grant to support the Working Communities Challenge, an effort to strengthen Maine communities' local leadership capacity by advancing cross-sector collaboration through multi-year grant awards.Boston, MA
2019Community ConceptsOlder Youth, Young Children, Families, Seniors$150,000To support work aligned with the HUD CHOICE grant.Lewiston, ME
2019Council for a Strong AmericaYoung Children$50,000To support CSA's work co-leading the Right From The Start Coalition.Topsham, ME
2019Educate MaineOlder Youth, Young Children$50,000To support the development and distribution of the 2019 Education Indicators for Maine report and two related policy briefs.Portland, ME
2019Educate MaineOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$80,000To provide support for the general operations of Educate Maine as the backbone organization of the MaineSpark Coalition.Portland, ME
2019Green and Healthy Homes Initiative - Coalition to End Childhood Lead PoisoningYoung Children, Families$7,500To provide technical assistance to the City of Lewiston for a federal Lead Hazard Reduction grant application.Baltimore, MD
2019Lewiston Public SchoolsOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$15,000To support LPS's plan to send a team of Lewiston-area community members and school personnel to a three-day training on generational poverty at the Harlem Children's ZoneLewiston, ME
2019Lewiston Public SchoolsYoung Children$51,500To attract and retain more diversity among LPS instructional staff, which will improve student academic performance.Lewiston, ME
2019Maine Association For The Education Of Young ChildrenYoung Children$20,000To support Maine AEYC's work co-leading the Right From The Start Coalition.Augusta, ME
2019Maine Children's AllianceYoung Children$2,500To support the development of the Elevate Maine proposal, which seeks to support high quality early care and education services for low-income children in Maine, and to provide education about the project to key policy and decision makers and members of the early childhood field.Augusta, ME
2019MaineGeneral Medical CenterYoung Children, Families$130,000To support the provision of home-based parent coaching services through the modified Attachment and Biobehavorial Catch-up model to at-risk mothers in the Kennebec Valley Region.Augusta, ME
2019Portland Public SchoolsOlder Youth, Young Children$100,000To provide support for the Portland Public Schools' Equity Specialist position, who plays a key role in harnessing the resources, partners and internal stewards of the district's equity work.Portland, ME
2019Portland Public Schools - Riverton Elementary SchoolYoung Children, Families$25,000To support the planning process to become a Community School.Portland, ME
2019State of Maine, Office of Policy Innovation and the FutureOlder Youth, Young Children$100,000To support staffing, outreach and related expenses incurred on behalf of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet.Augusta, ME
2019Sunrise County Economic CouncilYoung Children, Families$180,000To support Family Futures Downeast, a two-generation education and workforce opportunity for low-income parents and their children in Washington County.Machias, ME
2019United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children, Families$125,000To support the work of the Thrive2027 Coalition's efforts to ensure that children in Greater Portland have access to quality early learning experiences and that individuals and families have opportunities and resources to achieve financial stability.Portland, ME
2019United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children$15,000To support United Way of Greater Portland's 2019 Annual Campaign.Portland, ME
2019United Way of Greater PortlandOlder Youth, Young Children$225,000To support Portland ConnectED, a set of city-wide cradle-to-career strategies designed to impact kindergarten readiness, grade level reading, and postsecondary completion.Portland, ME
2019University System Of New Hampshire, Keene State College - Behavioral Health Improvement InstituteYoung Children$90,000To support an evaluation of the Oxford County Resiliency Project.Keene, NH
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
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 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
2018Conservation Law FoundationYoung Children$20,000To provide support for lead poisoning prevention, research, advocacy and technical assistance in Lewiston-Auburn and Portland.Boston, 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
2018Intercultural Community CenterYoung Children$20,000To provide general operating support.Westbrook, 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
2016Alfond Youth CenterYoung Children$49,970For community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Bangor's Capehart neighborhood.Bangor, 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
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 PortlandYoung Children$16,963For community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Portland.Portland, 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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 Children's AllianceYoung Children$42,000For capacity building.Augusta, ME
2015Oxford Hills School DistrictYoung Children$50,000To provide a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.Oxford, ME
2015Portland Public SchoolsYoung Children$100,000To provide a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.Portland, ME
2015The Opportunity AllianceOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$80,000For capacity building.South Portland, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
2013Boy Scouts of AmericaYoung Children$15,534To support the creation of four new scouting units in underserved subsidized Housing Authority neighborhoods.Raymond, 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
2013Oxford Hills School DistrictYoung Children$49,984To support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in RSU 17.Oxford, 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
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
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
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
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
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 Development FoundationYoung Children$10,000To fund an Early Childhood Economic Impact Research Study.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
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