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Grantmaking

Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund

Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund

Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund

The Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund supports immigrant flourishing in Maine. We fund and strengthen the ecosystem of nonprofit, community-based organizations led by and serving Maine’s immigrants, refugees, asylees, migrant farm workers, and those who are undocumented.

Current Grantees

Purpose

The work of the Immigrant-Led Organizations (ILO) Fund is rooted in a vision of immigrant flourishing in Maine and seeks to ask and answer these questions, in community:

  • What does it mean for Maine to be welcoming to new Mainers?
  • What does immigrant flourishing require?
  • How can we support the dynamic and diverse ecosystem of immigrant leaders and immigrant-led organizations that are doing that work?

The ILO Fund answers these questions by:

  • Providing unrestricted, multi-year grant support to immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organizations;
    • Each year, the ILO Fund provides approximately $500,000 in multi-year, unrestricted grants to a new cohort of immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organizations. Since 2018, the ILO Fund has made more than $2M in grants to over 40 ILOs.
  • Centering and prioritizing immigrant visions, voices, and leadership in all aspects of this program;
    • This includes in the grantmaking process, the internal staffing of the ILO program, the Community-Led Needs Assessment, and the Immigrant-Led Community Advisory Committee.
  • Highlighting and celebrating the diversity of work being led by ILOs across Maine.
  • Strengthening and deepening the ties and connections among and between immigrant communities, leaders, and organizations;
  • Engaging and connecting the broader community to these organizations, building relationships that can sustain their work moving forward.

Additional efforts within the Immigrant-Led Organizations Program include Community-Led Needs Assessment, a Technical Assistance Program and a Resource Hub.

Grant Amount & Funding Levels

Grant details will be available with the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Spring 2024.

Eligibility

Eligibility details will be available with the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Spring 2024.

How to Apply

The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the 2024 Immigrant-Led Organizations Program, with full application instructions, will be available in Spring 2024.


See all of our ILO grantees

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