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Coalition Launches Rural Employee Ownership Transition Initiative in Maine

Coalition Launches Rural Employee Ownership Transition Initiative in Maine

Two months ago, NPQ profiled an initiative supported by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants to encourage retiring business owners to sell their businesses to their employees in Oregon, Washington. Now a similar initiative, named the  Ownership Transition Initiative , has been launched in Maine, also with USDA support. ... [Read More]
Helping Hands receives Maine Community Foundation award for early childhood planning

Helping Hands receives Maine Community Foundation award for early childhood planning

In partnership with the United Way of Northeastern Maine, Helping Hands with Heart (HHH) has received one of six Early Childhood Community Planning Grants in the amount of $25,000 from The Maine Community Foundation. These funds will support a rigorous study of the region’s age 0-5 population, map community resources, identify barriers to early childhood education and develop local solutions intended to... ... [Read More]
Greater Portland United Way sets goal of $8.2M

Greater Portland United Way sets goal of $8.2M

United Way of Greater Portland hopes to raise $8.2 million in its annual campaign, which began Friday, Sept. 14, in Monument Square with a canned-food sculpture contest. Funds raised will support the United Way’s Thrive 2027 initiative, which has three goals: to improve early learning opportunities, provide financial stability for those most at risk, and reduce preventable premature death, with a... ... [Read More]
Grants will increase hospice services to Maine cancer patients

Grants will increase hospice services to Maine cancer patients

Portland Press Herald – The Maine Cancer Foundation is awarding a total of $50,000 in grant funding to six hospice programs throughout the state to increase hospice services available to Maine cancer patients, their caretakers, family and friends. The foundation said Wednesday that the grants are the first awards drawn from its John T. Gorman Fund, established in May as a collaborative grant-making... ... [Read More]

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