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Together, We Create Justice.

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We Are All Philanthropists.

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Change Happens In Community.

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Be A Changemaker.

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We Build Community

Change happens in community. We bring people together around shared values and work collectively for a more just and equitable Maine.

We Move Money

We get money into the hands of leaders doing critical organizing and activism for justice. How? We raise money and turn it over to the community to decide how it should be used.

We Support Organizers and Activists

There is amazing justice and equity work happening throughout our state. We connect you with Maine’s Change-makers —Black, Brown, Indigenous, Immigrant, and Latinx leaders — and fund the movements that empower us all.


We’re hiring!

Interested in joining our team? We’re hiring for three new positions to support our growing roster of programs: Communications AssociateILO Program AssociateProgram Engagement Associate Read on for brief overviews of each position. Full details can be found here. Communications Associate Working with all staff members, the Communications Associate will support and execute communications at both institutional and programmatic levels. This position will maintain the primary public voice of the organization through emails, social media, and other communications, under the strategic guidance of area directors. The Communications Associate will work closely with the Community Organizing & Engagement Director and Finance & Operations Director and will interface with all Maine Initiatives program directors. ILO Program Associate The ILO Program Associate will provide administrative and logistical support for the Immigrant-Led Organizations Program, working closely with the Program Director. This role will support three main areas: ILO Fund grantmaking, the Immigrant & Refugees Funders Collaborative, and grantee capacity building and technical assistance. Program Engagement Associate The Program Engagement Associate provides administrative and logistical support to grantmaking programs and community engagement projects, including events,  the Giving Project, the Outdoor Equity Fund, and MaineShare. This position will work very closely with the Community Organizing & Engagement Director and will work directly with the MaineShare Director and one of the Grants for Change Directors as well. All positions are full-time and salaried, plus benefits. Details about position responsibilities and how to apply can be found here: Work With Us!

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Give A Gift of Justice

Maine Initiatives is a community of individuals advancing justice and equity in Maine through informed, intentional, and collective philanthropy. Even so, many of us don't think of ourselves as...

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