Economic Security Grants
Economic security is the cornerstone of the Fund’s mission. A woman’s ability to take care of herself, her family and contribute to her community depend on her financial security. With economic security, women can break the cycle of violence and access better housing, health care and employment. The Fund invests in non-profits committed to helping achieve economic security for all Maine women and girls. In the 23 years since its inception, the Fund has granted over $1.6 million.
Maine Women’s Fund grantees focus their work on four strategic areas that together will advance economic security: education and youth development; entrepreneurship and better jobs and wages; financial literacy and asset building; and policy and leadership.
The Maine Women’s Fund seeks to invest in programs and organizations that are focused on creating tangible social change, and not simply service delivery. Download the Economic Security Grant Guidelines and Application for more information. Application deadline is January 18, 2013.
Girls’ Grantmaking Initiative
The Girls’ Grantmaking Initiative is an opportunity for young women, in grades 8-12, to get hands on with decision-making and philanthropy. In addition to making grants to projects or organizations supporting girls, program participants gain a deeper understanding of philanthropy, practical experience working together to make decisions, and the opportunity to work with other girls who are passionate about social issues.