Maine People. Maine Values.

Maine Initiatives.

Maine Initiatives is a network of individuals supporting greater social, economic, and environmental justice in Maine through informed, intentional, and collective philanthropy.


Announcing our 2019 Grants for Change Grantees! LEARN MORE »

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Learn more about our participatory grantmaking process.


2019 Watering Can Awards

Learn more about the 2019 Watering Can Award Winners!

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Grants for Change

Learn about our 2019 Grants for Change grantees, advancing racial equity in Maine!

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Success Stories

We fund and strengthen grassroots and community-based organizations that make Maine more just, equitable, and inclusive. Since 1993, Maine Initiatives has made over $3.5 million in grants to more than 350 nonprofit organizations.

Mano en Mano
Southern Maine Workers' Center
Tree Street Youth
Black Artists Forum
Abbe Museum
Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

Give to Maine Initiatives

Maine Initiatives mobilizes and leverages the resources of our community to advance justice and equity. Our Fund for Change comes from individual donations from people across the state. People like you. Be a part of the movement for social change.


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