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Economic Security Grants

Grants to Maine Non-Profits to
Promote Financial Security for Women

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Maine Women's Fund

Deadline Date:

01/18/13 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Maine non-profit organizations that are working to create tangible social changes that will advance economic security for women and girls. The Fund specifically supports organizations that focus their work on the following four strategic areas: education and youth development; entrepreneurship and better jobs and wages; financial literacy and asset building; and policy and leadership.

The Maine Women’s Fund will provide the following types of support:

1. General Operating Support: Operational costs that maintain or sustain the ongoing work of an organization, i.e. salaries, benefits, rent, copying, phone, etc.
2. Program or Project Grants: Existing program/project costs or those that may be in addition to or new to an organization’s regular programming.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131563

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000 (with most grants averaging about $5,000)

Term of Contract:

One year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit organizations or groups that demonstrate tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)(3) or groups that submit an application through a fiscal agent with tax-exempt status that agrees to accept funds on its behalf are eligible to apply.

The Maine Women’s Fund prefers to fund organizations that have limited access to other donors.

Acting as fiscal agent does not constitute receipt of a grant for the fiscal agent.


The Maine Women’s Fund will not fund projects that discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any veteran’s status.

The Maine Women’s Fund does not fund projects that present or incorporate religion in any manner. While there is no restriction on funding faith-based organizations, all projects and services that are funded by the Maine Women’s Fund must be secular.

The Maine Women’s Fund will not fund individuals or scholarships, capital or endowment, biomedical research or debt reduction, fundraising events, or campaigns to elect candidates to public office.

The Maine Women’s Fund will not fund direct services not linked to the five social change indicators, organizations that limit or oppose women’s right to self determination or agencies of state or federal government, unless they are part of a community collaborative that includes eligible organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Please note: the 2013 grant application will be available on December 7, 2012. Please check the Fund's website at that time.

Contact Information:

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

Sonya Tomlinson, Office & Grants Manager
Phone: 207-774-5513
Fax: 207-774-5533

Mailing Address:
Maine Women’s Fund
PO Box 5135
Portland, ME 04101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine