Press Releases

2016 Leadership Luncheon and Award Recipients

The Maine Women’s Fund Announces 2016 Leadership Luncheon and Award Recipients
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Holiday Inn by the Bay | Portland, ME
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Networking Reception |12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch and Program

PORTLAND, Maine. February 4, 2016—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girls’ economic security, announces its sixth annual Leadership Luncheon and...Read more

Posted 02.04.2016 under Press Releases

SheJAMs donates $3,298 from the Power of SHE 10K to the Maine Women’s Fund

FALMOUTH, Maine.  December 3, 2015 — SheJAMs presented the Maine Women’s Fund with a check for $3,298 to support the Fund’s mission, which includes grantmaking to nonprofit organizations within six strategic areas that together advance the economic security of women and girls: education; financial skills & literacy; healthcare; leadership; personal safety and public policy.

Three Maine Women's Fund Board Members, Natalie...Read more

Posted 12.03.2015 under Press Releases

Maine Women's Fund Releases its 2014-2015 Report to the Community

We have another amazing year of successes to report for fiscal year 2014-2015 on behalf of the Fund, all of which were made possible with the generous support of corporate, foundation and individual philanthropists, like you. Please click...Read more

Posted 11.04.2015 under Press Releases

MAINE WOMEN’S FUND HOSTS MAKING CHANGE FOR GOOD

FALMOUTH, Maine.  October 30, 2015 — The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, hosted Making Change for Good, on Tuesday, October 27th featuring four grantee presentations on social change efforts in Maine. 

Eloise Vitelli, Director of Program & Policy at New Ventures Maine delivered the first presentation, “Creating...Read more

Posted 10.30.2015 under Press Releases

MWF CEO Sarah Ruef-Lindquist to speak at the Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security on October 16th

Join the Maine Women’s Policy Center as we turn ideas into action at the Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr, Augusta, ME 04330. Registration Fee: $30; Students & Seniors: $20. Breakfast and lunch are included and scholarships are...Read more

Posted 10.05.2015 under Press Releases

ALL WOMEN’S 10K TO BENEFIT MAINE WOMEN’S FUND

FALMOUTH, Maine.  September 9, 2015 — The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, will be the beneficiary of the Power of She  All Women’s 10K race on October 11, 2015.

Three Maine Women’s Fund Board Members, Robin Lin Hodgskin, Melinda Shain, and Natalie Solotoff will be joining women from across the state to complete in the Power of She. This timed...Read more

Posted 09.09.2015 under Press Releases

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

In late May, the Fund visited the administrative offices of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England located in downtown Portland.  

Grant funding helped to build PPNNE's public policy and grassroots organizing capacity, increase community engagement and organizing, demonstrate local and widespread support of women's health issues, and influence public discourse and opinion-making the connection between women's health and their...Read more

Posted 08.17.2015 under Press Releases

Maine Women's Fund CEO to Ride BikeMaine

FALMOUTH, Maine.  July 27, 2015 — The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, announces the CEO’s participation in BikeMaine 2015.

The Maine Women’s Fund CEO, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, will join more than 300 cyclists as they tour the state by bicycle from September 12-19. The 2015 ride is the third annual organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, founded...Read more

Posted 07.27.2015 under Press Releases

Maine Women’s Fund CEO to chair Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

FALMOUTH, Maine (July 17, 2015) – Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, CEO of the Maine Women’s Fund, was elected chair of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women by its members at its regular May meeting.

Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women is statutorily enacted government-appointed assembly dedicated to improving opportunities for Maine women and girls. The Commission advises the governor and members of the...Read more

Posted 07.17.2015 under Press Releases

Maine Women's Fund Hires New Communications and Marketing Director

FALMOUTH, Maine.  July 15, 2015—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, announces the hiring of a new staff member.

Lauren Webster LaFrance joined the staff as Communications and Marketing Director in July 2015. A Maine native, she’s a long time resident of the greater Portland area but has also resided Down East, in Central Maine and...Read more

Posted 07.15.2015 under Press Releases

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Wayfinder Schools' Passages Program

The Fund had the opportunity to visit the Wayfinder Schools' Passages Program, meeting with faculty and students at their Camden Offices way back in April.  It was a great visit with lots of sharing and learning with little ones creating their own adventures and educational opportunities as we talked!

Wayfinder Schools was established...Read more

Posted 05.15.2015 under Press Releases

Maine Women’s Fund Awards $98,000 to Nonprofits Investing in the Economic Security of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine.  April 3, 2015—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, has awarded grants totaling $98,000 to organizations working to build the economic security of Maine women and girls. The 2015 grantees will be recognized at the Fund’s annual Leadership Luncheon on May 19, 2015 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. This includes grants from donor-...Read more

Posted 04.22.2015 under Press Releases

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault

On March 16, members of the Maine Women's Fund staff and board of directors visited grantee Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) at the organization's headquarters in Augusta.

The Maine Women's Fund's grant specifically funds staffing for the Attorney General's Work Group, and the staff time needed to increase the resources available to trafficking victims and providers in Maine - including establishing a victim's support...Read more

Posted 04.17.2015 under Press Releases

The Maine Women’s Fund Announces 2015 Leadership Luncheon and Award Recipients

PORTLAND, Maine.  April 8, 2015—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girls’ economic security, announces its fifth annual Leadership Luncheon and awards ceremony. The Leadership Luncheon brings together more than 700 prominent professional and community-minded people to network, discuss women’s leadership and invest in economic security for Maine’...Read more

Posted 04.09.2015 under Press Releases

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Family Crisis Services

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Young women from the Global Girls Group at Portland High School during the poster campaign to raise

Posted 03.15.2015 under Press Releases