The following is a list of immigrant-led, community-based, and grassroots organizations here in Maine who have either applied directly to The Solidarity Fund or who have been invited to apply:
Arab American Culture and Entertainment Organization
Asian American Association of Maine
Burundi Community Association of Maine
Cambodian Community Association of Maine
Congolese Community of Maine
Djibouti Community and Volunteer Service
Gateway Community Services, Maine
Immigrant Support Association
In Her Presence
Intercultural Community Center
Iraqi Community Association of Maine
Living With Peace
Mahoro Maine Association
Maine Access Immigrant Network
Maine Association for New Americans
Maine Community Integration
Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
New England Arab American Organization
New England Djibouti Community
New Mainer Integration Center
New Mainers Public Health Initiative
New Mainers Tenants’ Association
Rwandese Community Association of Maine
Somali Community Center of Maine
SUD Community Development Organization
Sustainable Livelihoods Relief Organization
United Youth Empowerment Services
Women in Agriculture for Health and Nutrition
This list will be updated daily with any new applicant organizations.
**(In addition to the list above, we’d like to recognize the Somali Bantu Community Association of Lewiston/Auburn, the Immigrant Resource Center [formerly United Somali Women], Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services, and Mano en Mano. These organizations have budgets too large to be eligible for this program, but we’d like to acknowledge their importance for Maine’s immigrant community.)
Please help us expand this list!
If an organization you run, volunteer at, know of, or support is not on this list it does not mean they are not eligible. All organizations who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
- Maine-Based: Operating exclusively or primarily in Maine communities.
- Immigrant-Led: The Organization’s leadership (board, staff, and/or membership) must include individuals from the immigrant, refugee, or asylee community.
- 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.
The application for The Solidarity Fund can be found here (scroll to the bottom of the page for the link): http://maineinitiatives.org/grants/solidarity-fund/
We encourage you to share this information widely. And if you have an organization who you think should be included on the list above please email Andrea Berry at email@example.com.