Maine Initiatives Blog

September 9, 2019
Nsiona’s Story: Solidarity Fund Community Impact

Dear Friends: This month, I am sharing another community perspective. Nsiona Nguizani, President of the Angolan Community Association of Maine, reflects on the support and the work you made possible. How are the donations making an impact? We’ve been able to hire a whole team to support the incoming asylum seekers. You need clothes? We’ll take you  READ MORE »

August 26, 2019
Papy’s Story: Solidarity Fund Community Impact

Hello Maine Initiatives community and supporters: Many of you made donations to support the new asylum seekers – and your generosity is making an impact! This morning, Phil and I met with Mufalo Chitam, Executive Director of Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Papy Bongibo, President of the Congolese Community of Maine, and Nsiona Nguizani, President of  READ MORE »

June 14, 2019
2019 Watering Can Award Winners- Video

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the Changemakers Celebration. It was an amazing evening highlighting 25 years of grantmaking and honoring four inspiring activists with our Watering Can Awards. In case you missed it, check out the video below highlighting our award winners: Dawn Neptune Adams, Pious Ali, Deborah Felder, and Joseph Jackson.  

June 4, 2019
2019 Grants for Change: New Funding Priorities

Dear Members of the Maine Initiatives Community, We are pleased and proud to share with you the opening of the 2019 Grants for Change application process. In 2016, Maine Initiatives made a multi-year commitment to prioritizing racial justice and racial equity in all aspects of our work. As we kick off the 2019 Grants for  READ MORE »

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