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Maine Initiatives: Grants for Change

Grants to Maine Grassroots Organizations for
Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

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Foundation / Corporation

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Maine Initiatives

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Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in Maine to grassroots organizations for projects and programs that change and cultivate social, economic, and environmental justice. Funds should be used to build power in communities, remove barriers to democracy, encourage people to work together for the common good, and foster involvement by people who have been excluded. Grant monies are intended for general support.

Not funded:
-Social services
-Land trusts
-Community action programs (CAPs)
-Programs geared toward behavior change, personal growth or enrichment, healing, or self-actualization
-Education, culture, sports, or recreation
-Programs started, run, or largely funded by government
-Programs that taxes have traditionally paid for

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130780

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000 per year for up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grassroots organizations in Maine communities

-Watershed associations, museums, hospitals, schools, and other groups whose main focus is not grassroots organizing.
-Groups for which the funding money won’t make a big difference.
-Groups that fit the guidelines of many other funders.
-Groups that discriminate due to background or lifestyle, discourage unionizing, harm the environment, or in other ways act against the interests of ordinary people.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant decisions are usually made in the spring.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Maine Initiatives
295 Water Street, Suite 100
P.O. Box 2248
Augusta, ME 04338
207-622-6294 | fax 622-6295

You can contact them at 207-622-6294 or for more information before you decide whether or not to apply.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine