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Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund

Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund

We help fund and strengthen emerging and established immigrant-led, community-based organizations across Maine.

*Community Action Alert: Maine Asylum Seeker Crisis Support*

Donate to the ILO Fund today and help us reach our $300,000 goal by July 1st, 2023 for Maine Asylum Seeker Crisis Support. Read the full press release here.


The Immigrant-Led Organizations (ILO) Fund was established in 2017 with the support of the Broad Reach Fund to support immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organizations in Maine. The Fund currently operates as a pooled fund of the Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative, providing general operating support to organizations led by and serving Maine’s immigrants, refugees, asylees, migrant farm workers and those who are undocumented. 

The Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative

The Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative comprises 14 foundations committed to supporting immigrants and refugees in Maine. Members include the Betterment Fund, the Bingham Program, the Clowes Fund, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Good Shepherd Food Bank, John T. Gorman Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, Maine Democracy Collaborative, Maine Health Access Foundation, Maine Initiatives, Maine Philanthropy Center, Rocking Moon Foundation, Sam L. Cohen Foundation, and the United Way of Southern Maine.

How to Apply

In Spring and Summer of 2023, the Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund will be making rapid response grants to organizations directly leading the Asylum Seeker response in Maine.

Stay tuned for the ILO Fund’s new multi-year grant opportunity in the Fall of 2023.

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