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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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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellows
Maine Citizens For Clean Elections
Maine Equal Justice Partners
New Mainers Tenants' Association
Environment Maine Research & Policy Center
Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition

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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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