Maine Initiatives Blog

April 9, 2019
Sign Up to Serve as a Proposal Reader!

Be part of the 2019 Grants for Change Process as a proposal reader!   add a canva thang   Maine Initiatives is convening a broad-based group of community representatives to assist in the decision making process for our 2019 Grants for Change program. This is an open call for applicants. Individuals are invited to apply to  READ MORE »

March 12, 2019
We’re Hiring an Americorps VISTA!

We are pleased to announce that we are hiring a full-time one-year Americorps VISTA member to be our Communications Engagement and Grantmaking VISTA, starting July 2019. Are you looking to get more involved with racial justice in our state? Do you enjoy thinking critically about communications? Do you have ideas about how to engage the  READ MORE »

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 »

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