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
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
2020Center for Children's Law and PolicyOlder Youth$18,000To support monthly meetings with the co-chairs of the Maine Juvenile Justice Task Force and the preparation of a case study sharing developments in juvenile justice reform over the past several years.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
2020Nami-Maine, Inc.Older Youth$10,000To support adolescent mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic via a texting support platform.Hallowell, ME
2020New Beginnings, Inc.Older Youth$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.Lewiston, 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 Housing AuthorityOlder Youth$390,000To support a three year grant for the Youth Stability and Asset Building pilot program in Portland. This pilot will assist homeless and at-risk youth exiting foster care by coordinating a resolution to their housing crisis, ensuring on-going housing stability, and guiding recipients in achieving long-term success.Portland, ME
2020Restorative Justice Institute of MaineOlder Youth$50,000To pilot a diversion program for young adults ages 18-25 based on the restorative justice principles of community accountability and peer support.Portland, 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 CorrectionsOlder Youth$50,000To support the Department of Corrections' Community Outreach Expansion Pilot Program in Lewiston, Maine.Augusta, 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 of Maine School of Law FoundationOlder Youth$105,500To support the Juvenile Justice Reform Project, which strengthens community partnerships and supports innovative reforms in Maine's juvenile justice system to enable youth to successfully transition into adulthood.Portland, ME
2020University Of Maine System, Cutler Institute - Data Innovation ProjectOlder Youth$10,000To build data capacity, literacy and shared performance measures for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project grant.Portland, ME
2020University Of Maine System, Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$50,000To serve as continued match funding for the Maine Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential initiative, which helps youth who are 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
2020University Of Maine System, Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$30,000To support the Young People’s Caucus, which brings together youth from across the state to inform key decision-makers on how practices & policies are impacting Maine's young people, their communities, and their futures.Portland, ME
2020Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.Older Youth$50,000To enhance an existing contract with the Maine Department of Corrections and to provide advocacy services to youth transitioning from Long Creek Youth Developmental Center into the community.Harrisburg, ME
2019American Civil Liberties Union of Maine FoundationOlder Youth$30,000To provide support for the provision of technical assistance to collaborating organizations seeking juvenile justice reform.Portland, 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
2019Center For Childrens Law and PolicyOlder Youth$42,520To support work affiliated with an assessment of the Maine juvenile justice system, to include data collection and analysis, document review, report printing, and youth/community focus groups.Washington, DC
2019Community ConceptsOlder Youth, Young Children, Families, Seniors$150,000To support work aligned with the HUD CHOICE grant.Lewiston, 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
2019Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandOlder Youth$214,000Two year grant to support the YouthBuild Take 2 program, which provides career pathways and opportunities to build community connections for disconnected youth in Lewiston-Auburn.Gorham, ME
2019Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandOlder Youth$55,000To provide support to the Gateway to Opportunity program, which connects low-income youth, mostly public school students in Portland, with paid learning opportunities.Gorham, ME
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 SchoolsOlder Youth$100,000To fund a coordinator position at Lewiston High School who will implement a culturally-competent restorative practices system school-wide.Lewiston, ME
2019Maine Inside OutOlder Youth$65,000To both support the work of their Leadership Council, which develops the leadership and social capital of formerly incarcerated young people, and to support organizational efforts for financial management assistance.Portland, ME
2019Maine Inside OutOlder Youth$4,000To bring a performance of Maine Inside Out's play "EXPOSED" to the Statewide Juvenile Justice Task Force's meeting in Augusta in fall of 2019.Portland, ME
2019MSAD 54Older Youth$60,000To support the Somerset Youth Collaborative, which works to provide alternate paths to graduation for Skowhegan area youth and improves school culture to be trauma-informed, so students feel valued and prepared to succeed.Skowhegan, ME
2019Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$50,000To support the Young People’s Caucus, which brings together youth from across the state to inform key decision-makers on how practices & policies are impacting Maine's young people, their communities, and their futures.Portland, ME
2019Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$50,000To provide match funding to utilize best practices and implementation design from a national model called Children Need Amazing Parents, which focuses on achieving permanency and lifelong connections for older youth in foster care.Portland, ME
2019Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$18,500To pilot a Young People’s Caucus, which brings together vulnerable youth aged 14 - 26 from across the state to share their lived experiences with policy makers who are determining public policies that directly impact their lives.Portland, ME
2019Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership InstituteOlder Youth$15,000To support the delivery of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute’s “My Values,” “My Voice,” and “My Vision” program at Lewiston High School.Portland, 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
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
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
2019Youth Advocate ProgramsOlder Youth$50,000To enhance its contract with the Maine Department of Corrections, and to provide advocacy services to youth who are transitioning from Long Creek Youth Developmental Center into the community.Harrisburg, PA
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
2017Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership InstituteOlder Youth$50,000To provide support for the "My Vision" class of young women leaders.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
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
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 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
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
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
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
2016Maine Commission on Indigent Legal ServicesOlder Youth$17,600To train juvenile defense attorneys.Augusta, 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
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
2016Tree Street YouthOlder Youth$50,000For capital funding support to expand the existing facility.Lewiston, 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
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
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
2015College for ME AndroscogginOlder Youth$45,000To support its effots to increase post-secondary attendance and completion in Androscoggin County.Lewiston, ME
2015Educate MaineOlder Youth$25,000For general operating support.Portland, ME
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
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 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
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
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
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
2015United Way of Greater PortlandOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$63,500For capacity building related to the Community Goal Setting Process and Implementation.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
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
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
2014Muskie School of Public ServiceOlder Youth$75,000To support the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund implementation plan.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2013Spurwink ServicesOlder Youth$300,000A two year grant to support expansion of the Building Assets Reducing Risks program.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
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
2012Preble StreetOlder Youth$1,000,000To support the purchase and renovation of the Lighthouse Shelter for homeless teens.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
2012United Way of Greater PortlandOlder Youth, Young Children, Families$75,000To fund the Portland Education Partnership's cradle to career initiative.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