AARP Foundation, Washington, DC* – $50,000 to support AARP Maine's engagement of local organizations and citizens over the age of 50, and to create additional infrastructure to support localities investing in preparing for aging residents.
Alfond Scholarship Foundation, Portland – $50,000 for a systematic and objective evaluation of its Children's Savings Account program, the Harold Alfond College Challenge.
Alfond Youth Center, Waterville – $49,970 for community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Bangor's Capehart neighborhood.
Augusta Food Bank, Augusta – $50,000 to support service expansion in the Augusta area.
Augusta Public Schools, Augusta – $9,586 for community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Augusta.
Avesta Housing, Portland – $32,000 for 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.
Axiom Education and Training Center, Machias– $150,000 to support programming for post-secondary readiness activities for prospective participants in Family Futures Downeast, a two-generation program in Washington County.
Bangor Housing Development Corporation, Bangor* – $108,000 for Bangor Housing Authority's Family Self-Sufficiency Program, a program that enables families to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.
Bath Housing Development Corporation, Bath* – $20,000 for the Community Aging in Place program to increase the housing stability of low-income, elderly homeowners in the greater Bath, Maine region by increasing safety, minimizing the maintenance burden, and lengthening tenure in their own homes.
Bath Housing Development Corporation, Bath – $25,000 to provide comprehensive technical assistance services to four Maine Public Housing Authorities as they replicate Bath Housing’s Community Aging in Place Program.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, Portland – $38,315 for community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Lewiston, Portland and South Portland.
Boy Scouts of American, Pine Tree Council, Portland – $15,750 to provide continued support for the Scout Program Aid Initiative in six scouting units in under-served Maine communities.
Brandeis University, Waltham* – $83,000 for the evaluation of the Bangor Family Self Sufficiency program and additional funds for the evaluation of the Family, Friend and Neighbor Care pilot.
Brandeis University, Waltham – $10,000 to provide technical assistance and support for the Gateway to Opportunity summer youth employment program.
City of Lewiston, Lewiston – $150,000 to provide training in entry level construction trades to individuals with low-incomes, including parents, New Mainers, and veterans.
City of Portland, Portland– $16,963 for community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Portland.
Community Concepts, Inc, Lewiston – $224,000 to support data analytics, a strategic analysis of its housing capacity, and greater efficiency in transportation scheduling.
Educate Maine, Portland – $50,000 to develop and distribute the Education Indicators for Maine 2016 report, as well to support the production of three policy briefs.
Educate Maine, Portland* – $99,000 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.
Educate Maine, Portland – $10,000 to support the creation of a plan that links education investments to workforce outcomes.
Foundation for A Strong Maine Economy, Augusta – $40,000 for FocusMaine, which works to advance and strengthen new economic sectors in Maine.
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Washington, DC – $10,000 to support work with staff at the Conservation Law Foundation, which is helping local advocates provide technical assistance to reduce exposure to lead paint in the Lewiston-Auburn area’s housing stock.
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Washington, DC – $15,000 for grant writing and technical assistance to MaineHousing related to the submission of a 2016 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control / Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant.
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Gorham – $88,000 to support the Take2 program, which provides career pathways and opportunities to build community connections for disconnected youth in Lewiston-Auburn.
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Gorham – $95,011 for the Gateway to Opportunity pilot, an employability initiative offering at- risk youth meaningful, work-based learning projects during the summer months.
Intercultural Community Center, Westbrook – $40,000 for community-based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Westbrook.
Island Institute, Rockland* – $100,000 to provide business support services to small businesses in rural coastal areas and islands in Maine.
Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, Augusta* – $137,000 for a pilot to expand the Opportunity Passport matched savings program in Maine to vulnerable older youth who are not in the foster care system.
Legal Services for the Elderly, Augusta* – $187,000 for a statewide public awareness and education campaign focused on elder maltreatment, and to ensure that all victims who contact LSE for services receive the help that they need.
Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston – $62,000 for 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 Public Schools, Lewiston* – $152,000 to support two English Language Learner coaches, who will implement recommendations from a program evaluation conducted by the Center for Applied Linguistics.
Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston – $10,000 for the Lewiston High School 21st Century Program to support staff and students as they implement restorative justice practices.
Lydia Home Association, Whiting* – $75,000 to support Safe Families for Children, which arranges homestays for children in families experiencing immediate crises.
Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Augusta* – $150,000 to help Maine’s five area agencies on aging meet the growing demand by older adults for access to food and home repair services.
Maine Association of Nonprofits, Portland – $10,000 for general operating support.
Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services, Augusta – $17,600 to train juvenile defense attorneys.
Maine Community Action Association, East Wilton* – $80,000 for repairs to homes of senior Maine residents.
Maine Community Action Association, East Wilton* – $120,000 to support six programs (Community Concepts, KVCAP, Penquis, Waldo CAP, Washington Hancock CAP and York County Cap) that provide transportation for seniors in underserved areas.
Maine Community Foundation, Ellsworth – $10,000 towards a pooled fund to support a statewide policy and advocacy effort intended to reduce harm and addiction from opiate misuse.
Maine Development Foundation, Augusta – $10,000 to serve as the fiscal sponsor for the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN)’s work to educate and train practitioners to identify and address the implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
Maine Equal Justice Partners, Augusta – $19,000 to build a broad base of support for solutions to child poverty by identifying indicators and developing a scorecard to measure outcomes of assistance programs.
Maine Women’s Policy Center, Augusta – $80,000 to 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 activities.
Mitchell Institute, Portland – $9,800 to support the adoption and implementation of an integrated data management platform.
Mount Blue Regional School District, RSU 09, Farmington – $10,000 to provide school-based summer learning programming to address summer learning loss in Farmington.
Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine, Portland – $50,000 to develop and implement an employer engagement strategy to address youth workforce development in Maine.
Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine, Portland – $44,500 to support the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network’s implementation plan to provide comprehensive, coordinated supports and opportunities to vulnerable older youth.
Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine, Portland – $41,000 for the Maine Juvenile Justice Collateral Consequences Report.
Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine, Portland – $40,000 for the Data Innovation Project to provide technical assistance to Foundation-supported projects, including research and data support for Portland ConnectED.
Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine, Portland – $75,000 to continue the implementation of the Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund work in Southern Maine as part of the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network.
Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine, Portland – $50,000 to match funds from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service's Social Innovation Fund for the Maine Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) initiative, which supports an enhanced level of coordination and organization among all service providers who work with youth in foster care.
Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine, Portland – $65,000 to support the Maine Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) initiative, which supports an enhanced level of coordination and organization among all service providers who work with youth in foster care.
New Ventures, Augusta* – $310,000 to build the capacity of CA$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.
New Ventures, Augusta – $10,000 to 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.
Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, Portland – $50,000 for 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.
The Opportunity Alliance, South Portland – $100,000 to provide support for business intelligence through the development of a data analytic infrastructure.
Penobscot East Resource Center, Stonington* – $100,000 for the Eastern Maine Skipper’s Program, which provides multiple pathways to high school graduation for at-risk students interested in marine related careers.
Penquis C.A.P., Bangor – $140,000 to increase the quality of family, friend and neighbor care in Bangor’s Capehart community.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Portland* – $215,000 for a medical-legal partnership intended to reduce lead paint exposure and poisoning among children in Lewiston.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Portland* – $90,000 to support the KIDS LEGAL Fellowship, focused on issues related to the successful transition of vulnerable older youth to adulthood.
Portland Chamber of Commerce, Portland – $82,320 to 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.
Preble Street, Portland* – $271,000 to support the First Place program, which helps young people experiencing homelessness transition to permanent and stable housing.
Sanford Public Schools, Sanford – $10,000 to support community- based summer programming to address summer learning loss in Sanford.
Sunrise County Economic Council, Machias – $10,000 to 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.
Sunrise County Economic Council, Machias – $200,000 for Family Futures Downeast, a two – generation education and workforce training opportunity for low – income parents in Washington County.
Sunrise Opportunities, Machias – $5,000 for the Hope and Dream Fund, which provides financial assistance to vulnerable families in Washington County.
Sunrise Opportunities, Machias* – $190,000 to help Community Caring Collaborative maintain the necessary infrastructure to continue to support children and families in Washington County.
Tree Street Youth, Lewiston – $50,000 to allow the organization to expand to serve a greater number of disadvantaged young people in downtown Lewiston achieve their educational and personal goals.
United Way of Greater Portland, Portland – $175,000 for 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.
United Way of Greater Portland, Portland* – $75,000 for Portland ConnectEd, a cross-sector partnership committed to building a citywide cradle-to-career infrastructure and culture to support high quality education.
United Way of Greater Portland, Portland – $250,000 as a matching grant for fundraising efforts during the 2016 annual campaign.
United Way of Greater Portland, Portland – $12,500 toward the 2016 annual campaign.
United Way of Mid Coast Maine, Bath* – $50,000 to support an integrated and collaborative system of home visiting programs in Brunswick, Harpswell, and Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties.
University of Maine, Orono – $5,000 for a Western Maine pilot called Healthcare Career Pathways for Opportunity Youth.
University of Maine School of Law, Portland – $31,000 for 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.
University of Maine Senior Companion Program, Orono* – $30,000 to expand the capacity of staff to identify and accommodate the needs of the disabled aging population in the region.
University of New England, Biddeford – $93,500 to provide support to develop a comprehensive, state-wide plan to address the impacts of trauma in children and families.
Western Maine Community Action Program East Wilton – $10,000 for the Healthy Neighborhoods Planning Council, which organizes community members trying to improve housing in downtown Lewiston and Auburn.
Western Maine Community Action Program, East Wilton – $35,400 for the Healthy Neighborhoods Planning Council to support coordination, communication, and facilitation.
Yarmouth Senior Housing, Yarmouth – $7,000 for minor safety improvements to senior housing.
York County Community Action Corporation, Sanford – $60,000 for a feasibility study on establishing an intergenerational day care center that would combine childcare and adult day services at one location.