Announcing the 2018 Immigrant-Led Organization Fund Grantees

Announcing the 2018 Immigrant-Led Organization Fund Grantees

Dear friends:

 Now, more than ever, we commit to support immigrants, refugees, and asylee communities in our state and the organizations working to ensure their well-being and success in Maine. We reject attempts to divide, isolate, or segregate our communities. We affirm that immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers enrich our community socially, economically, culturally, and politically.

To this end, Maine Initiatives, with the support of the Broad Reach Fund, recently established a new Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund to support immigrant-led organizations doing critical work in our state.

Today, we are pleased to announce the 2018 Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund Cohort:

Capital Area New Mainers Project
Ladder to the Moon Network
Maine Community Integration
New England Arab American Organization
New Roots Cooperative Farm
Somali Community Center of Maine
South Sudanese Community Association of Maine
Sustainable Livelihoods Relief Organization
United Youth Empowerment Services

These nine organizations present a wide range of immigrant-led organizing and activism that is enriching and improving our communities and our state. We invite you to learn more about these important and impressive organizations and to consider supporting their work directly in solidarity and as an affirmation of our community values. Learn more here.

It is only by engaging and expressing our values in the community do we make them real. We hope you will continue to engage with us, in community, as a resource and an ally for our immigrant, refugee and asylum-seeking neighbors!

Best,

Shima, Phil, Andrea, Kristin, and the Maine Initiatives Board

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