Maine Initiatives Blog

June 3, 2020
Remembering Alain Nahimana

Honoring a Community Leader and Dear Friend Dear Community, It is with deep sadness that I write about the passing of Alain Nahimana this past weekend. As many of you know, Alain was a smart, thoughtful, engaging and committed leader. He was a tireless and effective advocate – for immigrants and for justice – both  READ MORE »

May 29, 2020
We are Minneapolis

Dear Community: It is with deep pain that we write this today. Pain for George Floyd. Pain for Breonna Taylor. Pain for Ahmaud Aubery. Pain for so many Black lives lost – taken – because we as a community and as a country have not valued Black lives as we should and must. Pain for  READ MORE »

May 28, 2020
May 2020 eNews

Dear Friend, Have you been spending more time outside? We are feeling grateful for all the beauty that Maine’s spring season offers us – even in these hard times. While we wish we were seeing all your lovely faces at our annual Changemakers Celebration next month, we are excited to find new ways to connect  READ MORE »

May 26, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Maine Initiatives Awards $516,920 to Grassroots Organizations Responding to COVID-19

Maine Initiatives Awards $516,920 to Grassroots Organizations Responding to COVID-19 Portland, ME–Maine Initiatives, a community-based foundation based in Portland, Maine, announces $516,920 in grants to 57 community-based nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 crisis across the state of Maine. These grants are made from the COVID-19 Community Care Fund, which is an emergency response community  READ MORE »

May 26, 2020
More than $500,000 to Grassroots Organizations in Maine!

Thanks to the incredible support of donors like you, we are making a second round of emergency support grants to grassroots organizations in Maine. With $309,420 distributed last month, and another $207,500 going out this week, we are proud to distribute a total of $516,920 in grants directly into the hands of community leaders responding to  READ MORE »

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