Maine Women's Fund Receives $15,000 to Support Multimedia Communications

Maine Women's Fund Receives $15,000 to Support Multimedia Communications

PORTLAND, Maine.—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing economic security for women and girls, received a $15,000 grant from the Quimby Family Foundation to support the creation of dynamic new communications material, including four filmed vignettes, documentary interviews and a new streamlined website. The Quimby Family Foundation was formed in 2004 by Roxanne Quimby.

The heart of the project will focus on the economic security needs of Maine women and girls and will highlight some of the targeted efforts that address these issues across the state. The Maine Women’s Fund will gather meaningful stories from its volunteers, donors, grantee organizations, its annual Leadership Luncheon event, and participants in grantee programs to tell stories to present a dynamic picture of the impact that philanthropy can have on economic security. The Maine Women’s Fund approaches economic security as a precondition for food security, health and well-being.

Programs funded by the Maine Women’s Fund improve the quality of life for Maine women and girls through increased access to education and healthcare, developing entrepreneurial and leadership skills, influencing public policy, and advancing safety from harm. This video project will increase the Maine Women’s Fund’s capacity to shine a light on the many barriers that Maine women and girls continue to face—and it will produce tools that will help generate a robust response in communities across Maine. 

The grant was awarded during the Quimby Family Foundation 2014 Grant Recipient Luncheon, held at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport on August 22. The event featured guest speaker Susan Howlett, a nationally-recognized non-profit consultant.


“The Grant Recipient Luncheon was incredibly inspiring. The Quimby Family Foundation’s support of the Maine Women's Fund solidifies the Foundation’s commitment to investing in the power of Maine women and the dreams of Maine's young girls. It was an energizing moment,” said Maine Women’s Fund board member Rebecca Andreozzi.

“Like the Quimby Family Foundation, the Maine Women’s Fund is deeply committed to advancing the health and well-being of Maine people and communities through investing in organizations that can effectively create social change,” said Maine Women’s Fund CEO Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, adding, “We are grateful to the Quimby Family Foundation for giving us this wonderful opportunity to communicate the impact and importance of the Fund’s work in such a powerful and compelling way.”

From left: Rebecca Andreozzi, member of Maine Women’s Fund Board of Directors; Hannah Quimby, Board President of the Quimby Family Foundation.


About the Maine Women’s Fund

Since 1989, the Maine Women's Fund has been creating social change by investing in the power of women and the dreams of girls. The Fund has awarded 358 grants totaling $1.8M to 180 organizations. The mission of the Maine Women’s Fund is to transform the lives of Maine women and girls through strategic grantmaking, community engagement and support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change. The Fund’s vision is a just and caring society in which Maine women and girls thrive so communities prosper. The Fund is the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing economic security for women and girls.

The Fund provides critical funding and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations in Maine within six strategic areas: Education; Entrepreneurship; Healthcare; Leadership; Personal Safety and Public Policy. Learn more at

Posted 08.24.2014 under Press Releases