Maine Initiatives Blog

December 3, 2018
Announcing the 2018 Grants for Change Grantees

We are excited to announce the 2018 Grants for Change grantees! Each of these organizations will receive $25,000 to support their work advancing racial equity in our state, bringing Maine Initiatives’ total racial equity grantmaking to $750,000 since 2016. The 2018 Grants for Change Cohort: Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor Abyssinian Meeting House, Portland Capital Area  READ MORE »

September 21, 2018
Letter to Sen. Susan Collins re: Brett Kavanaugh

September 21, 2018 The Honorable Susan M. Collins United States Senate One Canal Plaza, Suite 802 Portland, ME 04101 Dear Senator Collins: With the character of a Supreme Court nominee so clearly in question, we, the undersigned, are asking you to take a stand. The prevalence of sexual violence in our society is shameful and  READ MORE »

July 20, 2018
What kind of community do we want?

Who are you? Who are we? What kind of community do we want? What are the values that our community, our state, our nation must embody and reflect? If you are like me, this is a confusing, even painful, time. Every day, it seems the values that, heretofore, seemed to unite and define us –  READ MORE »

June 29, 2018
June eNews

eNews: June 2018 Advancing economic, social, and environmental justice in Maine. Greetings, June has been an incredibly eventful month for us at Maine Initiatives – and we continue to stay busy. We will be sending out a series of communications in the coming weeks as we ramp up our Grants for Change 2018 program, so expect  READ MORE »

June 27, 2018
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  READ MORE »

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