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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Join us as a Proposal Reader or on the Grantmaking Committee for the 2016 Grants for Change.

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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.

Environment Maine Research & Policy Center
Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
Maine Inside Out
Four Directions Development Corporation
Homeless Voices for Justice
Maine Women's 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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