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.


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Be a Grantmaker!

Apply to be a 2019 Grants for Change Proposal Reader: Deadline is July 26, 2019.

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2019 Watering Can Awards

Learn more about the 2019 Watering Can Award Winners!

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Grants for Change

Our 2019 Grants for Change program, advancing racial equity in Maine, is now accepting applications: Deadline is July 19, 2019.

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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.

Abyssinian Meeting House
Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellows
Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition
Survivor Speak USA
Maine Women's Policy Center

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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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