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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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Help us make decisions about the Grants for Change Program! Reader applications available starting June 13.

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Celebrate the work of 20 exceptional Changemakers: grassroots, community-based organizations working to advance racial justice and equity in Maine.

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Grants for Change

Our Grants for Change program, advancing racial justice and equity in Maine, is now accepting applications.


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.

Operation Breaking Stereotypes
Somali Bantu Mutual Assistance Association of Lewiston/Auburn
Tree Street Youth
In Her Presence
Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellows

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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