Maine Initiatives Blog

February 7, 2017
We Stand With Maine’s Immigrant Community

We affirm that immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers enrich our community economically, socially, culturally, and politically. We reject attempts to divide, isolate, or segregate our communities. 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. And so, we establish the  READ MORE »

November 22, 2016
Moving Forward in Support of Justice and Equity in Maine

Our Statement: Moving Forward in Support of Justice and Equity in Maine Issued: November 22, 2016 Maine Initiatives is a community of people advancing social, economic, and environmental justice in Maine through informed, intentional, and collective action. As we process the results of the recent election and what it means for our work, we offer  READ MORE »

November 10, 2016
There is much you can do. There is much we must do.

There is a fundamental paradox I confront in every election: that when I step behind that curtain into the solitude of the voting booth, I undertake a private, solemn act, but one that has an explicitly public intent. I think that is why for me — and for many people I spoke with yesterday —  READ MORE »

October 17, 2016
Official Press Release: Grants for Change Announcement

Maine Initiatives Awards $250,000 to Racial Justice and Equity Organizations Across Maine Brunswick, ME–Maine Initiatives, a community-based foundation, today announced the ten organizations selected to receive the 2016 racial justice and equity Grants for Change. The winning cohort was chosen through a radically participatory grantmaking process. Recognized for their efforts to address racial justice and  READ MORE »

October 6, 2016
Announcing the 2016 Grants for Change Cohort

Maine Initiatives is pleased to announce the 2016 Grants for Change Racial Justice Grantee Cohort: In Her Presence Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition Maine Inside Out Maine-Wabanaki REACH Mano en Mano Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellows New Mainers Tenants’ Association Raise-Op Housing Cooperative Somali Bantu Community of Lewiston/Auburn Tree Street Youth Each of these 10 organizations  READ MORE »

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