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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About Us

Cultivating social, economic, and environmental justice in Maine communities for over 20 years.

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Maine Insights

Engaging and connecting Mainers through a statewide conversation about justice and equity.

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Grants for Change

Supporting community-based organizations advancing racial justice and racial equity in Maine.


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 300 nonprofit organizations.

Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
Environment Maine Research & Policy Center
Equality Maine
Four Directions Development Corporation
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Visible Community--Lewiston

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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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