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
2020Bangor Area Homeless ShelterFamilies$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
2020Bangor Housing Development CorporationFamilies$100,000To support the continued expansion and maintenance of the successful enhanced Family Self Sufficiency program at Brewer and Old Town Housing Authorities.Bangor, ME
2020Bangor Housing Development CorporationFamilies$20,000To plan an Enhanced Family Self Sufficiency Institute, providing learning and training opportunities for FSS program coordinators across the state of Maine.Bangor, 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.Families$20,000To support a vlogging engagement project to ensure resident voices are informing the Transforming the Tree Streets initiative.Lewiston, 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
2020Foundation for Maine's Community CollegesFamilies$10,000To support the planning phase of the Pathways for ME pilot program at Washington County Community College, which will help support and improve academic outcomes for rural adult students in recovery.South 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
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 Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce FoundationFamilies$50,000To support the operations of Healthy Neighborhoods to help realize the goals of the Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan.Lewiston, ME
2020Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce FoundationFamilies$50,000To support the Strengthen L/A initiative, a comprehensive strategy to create a seamless continuum of education, training, and employment in Lewiston and Auburn.Lewiston, ME
2020Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce FoundationFamilies$50,000To support Healthy Neighborhoods' shared gifting program, which distributes funds to Tree Street area projects that will have a positive, tangible impact on the community.Lewiston, ME
2020Lewiston-Auburn Area Housing Development CorporationFamilies$150,000To support the housing component of the CHOICE Grant Application, to include HUD required Capital Needs Assessments, relocation consulting for existing residents, and 3rd party design services/other predevelopment expenditures.Lewiston, ME
2020Maine Coalition to End Domestic ViolenceFamilies$140,000To provide general operating support to MCEDV and eight member organizations to address domestic violence and abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.Augusta, 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 Equal JusticeFamilies$50,000For general operating support.Augusta, 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
2020Preble StreetFamilies$75,000To 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
2020Raise-Op Housing CooperativeFamilies$50,000To provide general operating support.Lewiston, 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
2020Tedford HousingFamilies$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.Brunswick, 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
2020United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children, Families$250,000To support Thrive 2027 and Women United programming.Portland, ME
2020University Of Maine System, New Ventures MaineFamilies$175,000To enable New Ventures Maine to serve as the backbone organization for CA$H Maine - a statewide collaboration of regional CA$H Coalitions that deliver financial education and coaching to low-income Maine families.Augusta, 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
2020Urban InstituteFamilies$30,400To partner with the Bangor Housing Authority to plan an Enhanced Family Self Sufficiency Institute, providing learning and training opportunities for FSS program coordinators across the state of Maine.Washington, ME
2020Wabanaki Public Health And WellnessFamilies$10,000To continue support for the Literacy and Love program, providing additional books and educational resources to Wabanaki elders and veterans.Bangor, 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
2020Wabanaki Women's CoalitionFamilies$95,000To provide general operating support to WWC and five tribal entities to address domestic violence and abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.Lincolnville, 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
2019Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care / Promise Early Education CenterFamilies$50,000To support the roll-out campaign for the Growing our Tree Streets Transformation Grant, to include grassroots organizing efforts and traditional print and media promotion.Lewiston, 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
2019Axiom Education and Training CenterFamilies$26,000To support the general operations of the Washington County Adult Education program.Machias, ME
2019Bangor Housing AuthorityFamilies$200,000To support the replication of BHA’s successful enhanced Family Self Sufficiency program at the Brewer and Old Town Housing Authorities and to align the programming available to participants at all three housing authorities.Bangor, ME
2019Bangor Housing AuthorityFamilies$127,000To support the work of Families Forward, a two-generation approach which combines economic supports to parents, parent capacity building, child development, and educational and social-emotional learning to significantly improve outcomes for parents, children and families.Bangor, ME
2019Bangor Housing AuthorityFamilies$140,000To support the work of Families Forward, a two-generation approach which combines economic supports to parents, parent capacity building, child development, and educational and social-emotional learning to significantly improve outcomes for parents, children and families.Bangor, 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
2019Central Maine Community Health CorporationFamilies$20,000To conduct an evaluation of downtown Lewiston resident awareness of lead poisoning and prevention strategies prior to and after a comprehensive community education campaign on lead.Lewiston, ME
2019Community ConceptsFamilies$150,000To support the Lewiston Workforce Initiative, which connects individuals who have employment barriers to a career path through the provision of direct career counseling, job coaching, job development, and support services.Lewiston, ME
2019Community ConceptsOlder Youth, Young Children, Families, Seniors$150,000To support work aligned with the HUD CHOICE grant.Lewiston, 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
2019Genesis Community Loan FundFamilies$25,000To provide support for capacity building activities to strengthen existing infrastructure and increase delivery of services.Brunswick, ME
2019Good Shepherd Food BankFamilies$150,000To support innovative data- and community-driven strategies to improve access to nutritious food for all food-insecure Mainers.Auburn, ME
2019Green and Healthy Homes Initiative - Coalition to End Childhood Lead PoisoningFamilies$50,000To provide general operating support.Baltimore, MD
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
2019Healthy HomeworksFamilies$10,000To support the development of a Property Health Report, which will aggregate community data to form a complete story of the health of hundreds of Lewiston properties and rentals, presenting them in a user-friendly format available to the public.Lewiston, ME
2019KVCC FoundationFamilies$95,000To support a dedicated Two-Generation Student Navigator, who will connect economically disadvantaged KVCC student parents to wraparound supports to ensure degree completion.Fairfield, ME
2019Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber Of Commerce FoundationFamilies$50,000To support the operations of Healthy Neighborhoods.Lewiston, 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-Auburn Area Housing Development CorporationFamilies$80,000To support an enhanced Family Self Sufficiency program in Lewiston.Lewiston, ME
2019Maine 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
2019Maine 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
2019Maine State Housing AuthorityFamilies$10,000To provide capacity support for MaineHousing's efforts to apply for a federal Lead Hazard Reduction grant.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 Housing AuthorityFamilies$75,000To support continued funding to enhance and expand PHA's Family Self Sufficiency Program.Portland, ME
2019Portland Public Schools - Riverton Elementary SchoolYoung Children, Families$25,000To support the planning process to become a Community School.Portland, ME
2019Preble StreetFamilies$10,000To support the purchase of food through Preble Street's emergency food programs' Asylee Assistance Project.Portland, ME
2019State of Maine, Dept. of Health and Human Services - Office for Family IndependenceFamilies$65,000To support an evaluation of legislation passed to help low-income Mainers achieve self-sufficiency through the reduction of "cliff effects" that occur when increased earnings are not sufficient to cover the cost of lost public assistance benefits.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
2019Sunrise OpportunitiesFamilies$75,000To support the general operations of the Community Caring Collaborative.Machias, ME
2019The Center for Wisdom's WomenFamilies$15,000To support Sophia's House, which provides shelter and support services to women with histories of chronic trauma and generational poverty.Lewiston, ME
2019The Urban InstituteFamilies$92,798To support the continued adoption 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
2019Tufts Medical Center / The Bingham ProgramFamilies$10,000To support Census efforts in hard-to-reach communities.Boston, MA
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 PortlandFamilies$25,000To support Women United and their two-generation work in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood.Portland, ME
2019Wabanaki Health and WellnessFamilies$25,000To support community and cultural resiliency for Passamaquoddy Tribal Members who are recovering from opiate addiction.Bangor, ME
2019Western Maine Community ActionFamilies$37,275To support Healthy Neighborhood's Shared Gifting process, which provides funds for physical beautification projects in Downtown Lewiston's Tree Street Neighborhood.East Wilton, ME
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
2018City of LewistonFamilies$125,000To develop and implement recommendations evolving from the Choice Neighborhood resident engagement sessions.Lewiston, 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
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
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 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
2018Genesis Community Loan FundFamilies$25,000To provide support for capacity building activities to strengthen existing infrastructure and increase delivery of services.Brunswick, 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
2018Island InstituteFamilies$25,000To support outreach and education efforts to scale lessons learned from broadband work with 42 island and coastal communities.Rockland, ME
2018Kennebec Valley Community Action ProgramFamilies$12,906To provide matching funds for KVCAP's Low Income Heating Assistance Program.Waterville, 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 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
2018NAMI MaineFamilies$50,000To provide support for general operations.Augusta, 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
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
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, Families$100,000To support Thrive2027's initatives advancing grade level reading by third grade and education and employment opportunities in Greater Portland.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
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
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
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
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
2017Island InstituteFamilies$100,000To support broadband expansion to island and coastal communities in Maine.Rockland, 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
2017National Conference of State Legislatures FoundationFamilies$30,000To provide sponsorship for a two generation conference in Maine.Denver, CO
2017PenquisFamilies$25,000To provide support for the Piscataquis Safe Havens Center.Bangor, 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
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
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
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 PolicyFamilies$46,353To support the production of a Maine demographic analysis and a policy scan relevant to the Foundation's priority areas.Durham, NH
2016Alfond Scholarship FoundationFamilies$50,000For a systematic and objective evaluation of its Children's Savings Account program, the Harold Alfond College Challenge.Portland, 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
2016United Way of Greater PortlandYoung Children, Families$250,000Matching grant for the 2016 Annual Campaign.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
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
2015Coastal Enterprises, Inc.Families$55,250To support activities for the second year of the Portland Jobs Alliance.Brunswick, 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
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
2015Maine Equal Justice PartnersFamilies$20,000For capacity building and technical assistance.Augusta, 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
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 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
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
2015Trinity Jubilee CenterFamilies$15,525For philanthropy and fundraising technical assistance.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
2015Wayside Food ProgramsFamilies$50,000To provide supplemental food for individuals being impacted by a change in food voucher benefits.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
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
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
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
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
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 Immigrant and Refugee ServicesFamilies$15,000To provide general operating support.Lewiston, 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 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
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
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
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
2013Bangor Housing AuthorityFamilies$20,000To develop an enhanced Family Self Sufficiency program based on data provided by Brandeis University researchers.Bangor, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Regional Chamber of CommerceFamilies$10,000To support planning and early implementation of an economic development work plan for Portland and the region.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
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
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
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
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
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 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
2012Pine Tree Legal AssistanceFamilies$175,000To support several legal services programs for low-income Maine residents.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 Opportunity AllianceFamilies$200,000To provide support for the mental health care needs of individuals in the Greater Portland area.South Portland, 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 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
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