How We Work

We identify, mobilize, and leverage the resources of our community.

On one hand: This means money. Since 1993, we have pooled small and large donations from more than 2,000 Mainers and made over $3.5 million in grants to grassroots community organizations that have achieved lasting victories for justice and equity in our state. Last year, we made $245,734 in new grants to 67 community-based organizations.

We engage and connect people around shared values.

On the other hand: Our work is about more than money. It is about people. It is about individual and collective transformation. It is about you: your conviction about what’s possible for our community and your generosity in showing up, speaking up, and becoming an agent of change for a better Maine. That’s progressive social change philanthropy. And that’s how we’re transforming Maine. Together.

We fund the organizations that are making Maine more just, equitable, and sustainable.

We let our grantee partners lead the way with their experience and expertise by providing general operating support that seeds and sustains their essential work for justice. We also make grants to support capacity-building, strengthening the movement for justice and equity, and rapid-response grants to permit social change organizations to take advantage of unexpected opportunities to address justice and equity in our communities.

We Succeed

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