Solidarity Fund

Supporting Maine's immigrant, refugee, and asylum seeking communities.

The Solidarity Fund is not accepting applications at this time. 

The Solidarity Fund is available to support immigrant-led, community-based organizations throughout Maine with rapid-response, general operating funds.  

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About the Solidarity Fund
We recognize that the rapidly-evolving political and legal situation affecting immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers is creating considerable uncertainty, anxiety, and hardship in our communities. There is a real sense of crisis within the immigrant and refugee community specifically, with some of our immigrant stakeholders questioning whether “we will ever be able to live in dignity here.”

It is all of our responsibility to address this crisis. Therefore, we are raising and pooling funds** to make immediate support grants to as many as 25 immigrant-led, community-based and grassroots organizations in our state.

**If you would like to make a donation in support of The Solidarity Fund please visit our Donation Page HERE.

Grant Amount Information
All grants made from the Solidarity Fund will be for the same amount. This amount will be determined by the amount of money raised from the community and the number of applications received to the Fund.

Eligibility and Priorities / Who Can Apply
To be eligible for the Solidarity Fund, the applicant organization must:

  • Be Maine-based: Operating exclusively or primarily in Maine communities.
  • Be Immigrant-Led: The Organization’s leadership (board, staff, and/or membership) must include individuals from the immigrant, refugee, or asylee community.
  • Be a Non-profit: 501(c)3 non-profit organization, or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • Have an organizational budget under $75,000.

How To Apply
Applications are currently being accepted for the Solidarity Fund. Click HERE to access the proposal application form. At this time we will accept applications until 5:00 pm on April 10, 2017.

We recommend that you read all proposal questions before submitting your application. The application form is set up to allow for this initial review.

Who Has Applied So Far?
Click HERE to see a listing of organizations who have either already applied to The Solidarity Fund, or who have been invited to apply.

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