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August 30, 2022

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Announcing 2022 ILO Grants

Dear friends, I’m happy to announce $365,000 in new grants to 36 Immigrant-led and serving organizations supporting immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers across Maine. Thanks to the Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative and our broader community, the ILO Pooled Fund has provided $565,000 in grants over the last year, targeting resources to acutely impacted communities. […]

December 23, 2021

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2021 Grants for Change

2021 Grants for Change – Over $500,000 to BIPOC-led organizations in Maine Dec 23, 2021 – Maine Initiatives’ Grants for Change Program (G4C) is excited to announce thirty-four (34) grants totaling over $500,000 to organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and People/Communities of Color (BIPOC) advancing racial justice efforts in Wabanakiak (Maine). This year’s grants are […]

December 23, 2021

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Immigrant-Led Organizations Pooled Fund Grantmaking

Immigrant-Led Organizations Pooled Fund Grantmaking Nov 12, 2021 – Maine Initiatives is pleased to announce a new round of grantmaking from the Immigrant-Led Organizations (ILO) Fund to respond to two critical and time-sensitive funding needs: Afghan refugee resettlement arrivals and a recent uptick in asylum seekers, mostly from central Africa, arriving in southern Maine.  Afghan […]

November 01, 2021

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October 2021 Grant Announcements

October 2021 Grant Announcements Over the past two months, Maine Initiatives has been pleased to provide grants to support the following organizations and projects. These grants have been made possible largely through Donor Advised Funds, connecting donors directly with values-aligned organizations to support and strengthen grassroots movements in our state. Solstice Fund Maine Equal Justice […]

March 20, 2021

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$445,000 Awarded to Immigrant-Led Organizations in Maine

Announcing the The Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund’s Newest Grantees! POSTED BY: SHIMA KABIRIGI Dear Friends, On behalf of the Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative (IRFC), I am pleased to announce $445,000 in new grants to support 40 immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response here in Maine. These organizations define resilience. For a year […]

November 19, 2020

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$400,000 Awarded to Grassroots Racial Justice Work

Dear Friends: Change happens in community. And that is why it is our honor to announce the 20 grassroots organizations selected for the 2020 Grants for Change program. These grantees are transforming our state by tirelessly organizing and advocating for justice. They are dismantling systems and structures built on racism and racialized oppression. And they are centering […]

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